Clark College sails past Clippers



Make that 13 in a row for the Clark College men’s basketball team.

Behind five players who scored in double figures, the Penguins beat South Puget Sound 73-47 Wednesday in Olympia.

Max Livingston had 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead Clark. Sean Price added 14 points and eight rebounds. Hayden Hall scored 14, including four 3-pointers.

Collin Spickerman, who was just named NWAACC player of the week, had 12 points, seven rebounds and six blocks.

“It was a good team effort,” Clark coach Alex Kirk said. “A lot of guys played. Livingston again had a quiet game for his first double-double of the year.”

Clark held the Clippers to 31 percent shooting and forced 18 turnovers.

The Penguins (7-0, 15-2) now head into a showdown Saturday with Highline, which is 5-2 in the NWAACC West. Tip at O’Connell Sports Center is at 5 p.m.

Clark women cruise — The Clark women’s basketball team won it’s 13th straight game Wednesday, beating South Puget Sound 74-48 on the road.

Shantell Jackson scored 24 points to lead the Penguins, which improved to 7-0 in the NWAACC, 13-2 overall.

Brooke Bowen added 18 points and seven rebounds.

Clark’s defense was the reason for its dominance. The Penguins forced 29 turnovers, which resulted in 39 points off those turnovers. South Puget Sound was held to 31.7 percent shooting from the field.

South Puget Sound, an Olympia school, fell to 2-6 in conference play, 4-14 overall.

Up next is Highline, which trails the Clark by one game in the NWAACC West. Tipoff is 3 p.m. at O’Connell Sports Center.