King’s Way Christian High grad Matt Garrison scored a team-high 17 points to go with nine rebounds as the Clark College men’s basketball team lost to Southwestern Oregon 76-69 on Saturday at Coos Bay.
There were 12 lead changes in the game, the last came at 5:47 to play in the second half when Southwestern Oregon (6-7, 1-1 NWAC South) went ahead 63-62.
Clark (8-7, 1-2) was within four points twice inside of 3 minutes to play. Garrison’s jumper with 2:49 to play brought Clark to within 68-64, and Zach Rivers made a layup to make the score 70-66 with 1:35 to play.
Southwestern Oregon made its last six free throw attempts to ice the game.
Rivers finished with 12 points, Dylan Hushaw had 10, and Kevin Robello came off the bench to score 11 points.
WOMEN: SW OREGON 68, CLARK 47 — Jodi Thomasian scored a 19 points for the Penguins in the loss at Coos Bay.
Kayla Morgan had 10 points, and Chyna Finley led Clark (4-10, 0-4) in rebounds with nine.
UP NEXT: Following a bye in the schedule on Wednesday, the Clark teams host Chemeketa next Saturday at 2 p.m. (women) and 4 p.m. (men).