Clark men wrap up No. 1 seed, Clark women are No. 2



The Clark College men’s basketball team will be going to the NWAACC Tournament as the West Division champions after their 105-43 win over Grays Harbor on Saturday at the O’Connell Center.

Clark (25-2, 15-1) locked up the No. 1 seed by keeping the Chokers (1-23, 0-16) winless in league play.

Coach Mike Arnold started an all-sophomore lineup for the last regular-season home game.

Sophomore Durham Rosser, a Skyview grad, responded by leading the Penguins in scoring with 18 points.

Six Clark players scored in double figures as the Penguins made 55.7 percent of their shots and outrebounded the Chokers 56-16.

Austin Potts had a double-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.

Lucas Swanson, a Mountain View grad, had 14 points. Evergreen grad Jake Gamble had 12, Devon Kiser had 11, and Jerrid Hamler had 10.

Clark will open the NWAACC Tournament in Kennewick at 6 p.m. March 3 against the No. 4 team from the East Division. It will be either Yakima Valley or Walla Walla.

The double-elimination tournament runs through March 6.

WOMEN: Clark 101, Grays Harbor 54 — The Penguins locked up the No. 2 seed in the West Division with the convincing home victory.

Clark (20-6, 13-3) also ended a three-game losing streak with the win over the Chokers (4-21, 1-15).

Sophomore Chelsea Dyson’s final game at the O’Connell Center was a big one with 26 points, eight rebounds, nine assists and four steals.

Deborah Simmers had 19 points and seven rebounds, Heritage grad Clara Russell had 18 points, and Skyview grad Macy Mukensabl had 15 points as the sophomore went out on a high note.

The Penguins will be early risers for the NWAACC Tournament as they open with a 10 a.m. game on March 3 in Kennewick.

Like the Clark men’s team, the Clark women will face either Yakima Valley or Walla Walla.