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March 30, 2023

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Penguins can’t catch up to Chemeketa

Storm sweep Clark men and women in basketball

By , Columbian sports staff

Chemeketa went on a 10-0 run to finish the first half, and the Clark College men’s basketball team never caught up as the Storm beat the Penguins 82-72 in an NWAC South region game Saturday at the O’Connell Center.

Dylan Hushaw scored 15 points, and Bradley Bickler had 15 points off the bench for Clark (8-8, 1-3 NWAC South).

King’s Way Christian grad Matt Garrison had nine points and a team-high 15 rebounds for the Penguins. Colton Gorski added 10 points.

Chemeketa’s Jaloni Garner led all scorers with 30 points. Camas High grad Tre Carlisle added 14 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots for the Storm (9-7, 3-1).

WOMEN: CHEMEKETA 75, AT CLARK 53 — Alexus Hunter scored 14 points and had five rebounds, and Turner Joy had 13 points, six rebounds and four steals in the Penguins’ loss.

Leva Mike scored 23 points as Chemeketa (8-8, 3-1) handed Clark (4-10, 0-4) its sixth consecutive defeat.

UP NEXT: The Penguins host Linn-Benton at 2 p.m. (women) and 4 p.m. (men) on Monday.