The Clark College women’s basketball team didn’t want Pierce College to sneak up on them like the Raiders did to Lower Columbia last week.
The Penguins avoided any upset chances by building a big early lead and cruising to a 100-58 NWAACC West Division win on Monday at the O’Connell Center.
“It was a revitalizing game for us,” Clark coach Al Aldridge said. “We’ve been fatigued and not playing our best, but we played really hard today as a team and got a lot of great performances from lots of people.”
Andrea Smith had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds and also had six steals.
“It was one of her better games of the season,” Aldridge said. “She was really active around the basket and was disruptive on defense.”
Shantell Jackson scored 16 points, and SirRenahdi Battle had 16 points off the bench for Clark.
Also in double figures were Taylor Howlett with 14, Brooke Bowen with 13 and Haley Grossman with 10.
Clark (21-3, 13-1) leads the NWAACC West Division by one game over Lower Columbia with two games to play. The Penguins close out their home schedule on Wednesday against South Puget Sound.