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Clark women’s hoops finish strong at home

Clark men’s team falls in OT to Portland

By , Columbian sports staff

The Clark College women’s basketball team got a big boost from its three sophomores playing their final home game Wednesday at the O’Connell Sports Center.

The trio of Jodi Thomasian, Turner Joy and Alexus Hunter combined for 50 points and 24 rebounds in the 87-66 win over Portland in the NWAC South game.

Thomasian, from The Dalles, Ore., scored a Clark career-high 30 points on 12 of 24 shooting and had eight rebounds and three assists.

Joy, a Kelso High grad, had a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds.

Alexus Hunter, from Reno, had 10 points and six assists.

Also in double figures for Clark was redshirt freshman Chyna Finley with 14 points.

The Penguins (6-19, 2-13) ended a six-game losing streak.


The Penguins couldn’t hold an 11-point lead in the second half, and then was outscored 11-4 in the overtime.

Union High grad Ethan Smith, who had 15 points, banked a 3-pointer with 30 seconds to play in regulation to tie the game at 89-89, and Portland missed a 3-pointer at its end of the floor.

Portland started the overtime with a 3 and never looked back, sending the Penguins (10-17, 3-12) to their third straight loss.

Clark sophomore Matt Garrison, a King’s Way Christian High grad playing his final game at the O’Connell Center, had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds to go with four blocked shots and three assists.

Three other Penguins also scored in double figures. Dylan Hushaw had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Colton Gorski had 14 points and nine rebounds, and Zach Rivers had 14 points.


The Clark teams conclude the season with a trip to Eugene to face Lane on Saturday. Women tip off at 2 p.m. followed by the men at 4 p.m.

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