Clark women pick up another league victory



The Clark College women rolled to a 70-32 victory Wednesday at South Puget Sound, forcing 43 turnovers in the process.

Led by Dominique Johnson’s 16 points, the Penguins (9-10, 7-2) won for the seventh time in their past nine games. Johnson was credited with nine of Clark’s 29 steals, while Nicolette Bond had seven on her way to scoring 12 points.

Lauren Heller finished with 11 points for the Penguins.

Clark shot 54 percent from the field in the first half, building a 46-15 lead while holding the Clippers to 20 percent shooting.

For the game, the Penguins scored 51 points off turnovers.

Since going 2-8 during preseason play, Clark’s seven league victories have come by an average of 38 points. Wednesday’s game marked the beginning of the second trip through round-robin play; the first time, Clark defeated South Puget Sound 115-18.

At 7-2, the Penguins are tied with Lower Columbia for second place in the West Division of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges, one game behind Centralia.

Clark men 69, at South Puget Sound 68 — Sean Price had 23 points, eight rebounds, and four assists as the Penguins eked out a road victory.

Sam Jurgenson added 15 points and 17 rebounds while going 9 of 10 from the free-throw line in the victory. Jurgenson had nine offensive rebounds, helping Clark to a 36-23 overall advantage on the boards.

Scotty Ewing led three players in double figures for South Puget Sound with 17 points.