The Clark College men’s basketball team clinched an NWAACC Tournament berth earlier this week.
But the Penguins are playing for more and it started Wednesday with a 92-83 overtime win at Grays Harbor in Aberdeen.
“It’s great we are in, but we want to win the West (division),” Clark coach Alex Kirk said. “So now we are really going after it.”
Wednesday’s win was the 18th in a row for the Penguins (20-1, 11-0) and it took some doing.
Kirk said what pulled his team through was a good attitude, and some head’s up play from Max Livingston. He scored 19 points and had seven rebounds plus took several charges on defense.
It was also Livingston’s 3-pointer in overtime that got Clark over the hill.
Sean Price had a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds plus six assists, and Collin Spickerman had 16 points. Josh Hall added 11 points and five rebounds. (Click here for complete boxscore.)
Clark is home Saturday for a 3 p.m. game against Centralia. It is also Hall of Fame night at Clark.
WOMEN: Clark 83, Grays Harbor 66 — The Penguins regained control of the top spot in the West Division with the victory at Aberdeen.
Brooke Bowen led the Penguins with 26 points, 13 rebounds and five steals. Haley Grossman had 16 points and seven rebounds, Shantell Jackson 13 points and seven rebounds, and SirRenahdi Battle had 10 points. (Click here for complete boxscore.)
Clark (19-3) is 11-1 in the division, one game in front of Lower Columbia, which lost at Pierce on Wednesday, 56-45.
Clark next hosts Centralia at 1 p.m. Saturday.