Penguins set to host Lower Columbia

Clark teams coming off sweep at Green River

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Five games to play, division title still on the line, and a rival is in the building Monday night.

The Clark College men’s and women’s basketball teams host Lower Columbia of Longview in the O’Connell Center.

The Clark women (18-3, 11-0) put their 14-game win streak on the line, tipping off first at 6 p.m.

The NWAACC No. 1-ranked Clark men (20-2, 10-1) follow at 8 p.m.

Both Penguin squads won Saturday at Green River to remain in first place in the division.

The Clark women, ranked sixth, held on for a 64-60 win over Green River. After leading 32-17 at the half, Green River (4-16, 3-9) stormed back with a 43-point second-half effort.

Chelsea Dyson scored 18 points and Deborah Simmers had 16 points and nine rebounds in the win.

The Clark men played what coach Mike Arnold said was one of their best games of the season in topping Green River 95-87.

Three Clark players had double-doubles. Austin Bragg scored 20 points to go with 10 rebounds, Dominique Giles had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Derek Owens had 12 points and 10 assists. Lucas Swanson added 13 points.

Clark remains tied for first with Tacoma in the division, and Lower Columbia is in third at 9-3 (15-7 overall).