The Clark College men’s and women’s basketball teams added to their win streaks on Monday with a sweep of Tacoma at the O’Connell Sports Complex.
MEN: CLARK 88, TACOMA 75 — Collin Spickerman and Sean Price each scored 23 points as the NWAACC No. 1-ranked Penguins won their 10th consecutive game.
Spickerman had 21 points at halftime on 9 of 9 shooting. He finished 10 for 12 and also had nine rebounds and six blocked shots.
“He just gives everyone else confidence,” Clark coach Alex Kirk said.
Paul Golden came off the bench to score 12 points, and Josh Hall added 10 for Clark (12-1, 4-0 NWAACC West Division).
The Penguins had a 20-point lead at halftime, and Tacoma was able to get as close as 11 at 78-67 with less than two minutes to play.
“It was nice to jump to a big lead after playing a ton of tight games,” Kirk said.
WOMEN: CLARK 89, TACOMA 47 — Third-ranked Clark ran its win streak to 10 games with the victory.
With Highline’s 55-48 win over Centralia, Clark (12-2, 4-0) moved into sole possession of first place in the NWAACC West Division.
Nicolette Bond scored 22 points on 6 of 11 shooting, one of five Penguins in double figures.
Brooke Bowen had 18 points and seven rebounds, Shantell Jackson had 16 points, Haley Grossman 14 points, and Andrea Smith had 10 points.
Clark led Tacoma from start to finish. The lead went from 7-0 to 16-2 early in the game.
Tacoma (8-7, 2-3) got as close as 11 points in the first half, and then Clark went on an 11-2 run to lead 40-20 with 1:13 to play in the half.
The Penguins started the second half with a 10-0 to up their lead to 30 points.
Both Clark teams host Grays Harbor on Wednesday. The women tip off at 6 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m.