Chokers swept by Clark


VANCOUVER — Clark College erupted for 48 points in the second half to down Grays Harbor College, 76-59, in the men’s half of an NWAACC Western Division co-ed basketball doubleheader on Saturday at Vancouver.

The Chokers led 31-28 at the half but were overwhelmed by Clark’s second-half onslaught.

Grays Harbor was plagued by cold shooting throughout, hitting only 27 percent of its field-goal attempts. Clark also dominated the rebounding, 51-27.

Clark’s Phillip Hertz led all scorers with 24 points.

Elma’s Nolan Wyatt paced Grays Harbor with 11 points, while freshman guard Riley Alvord added 10 points for the Chokers (1-7, 3-14).

Grays Harbor hosts Pierce in the second half of a co-ed doubleheader on Wednesday.

Grays Harbor (59) — Bowman 2, Eubanks 2, Alvord 10, Richters 9, Harrod 8, Smith 8, Wyatt 11, Erholm 9. FG — 16-60 (.267). FT — 23-35.

Clark (76) — Bonneau 9, Boutan 2, Price 16, Bratcher, Hertz 24, Elksnis 7, Jurgenson 10, Moore 2, Gellathy 6. FG — 30-70 (.429). FT — 9-13.

Halftime: Grays Harbor 31, Clark 28.

WOMEN Penguins 87, Chokers 42

VANCOUVER — Clark put on a torrid shooting exhibition in the second half to trounce Grays Harbor College in an NWAACC Western Division contest Saturday at Vancouver.

The Penguins (6-2 in league) shot 53 percent from the field in the second half and canned 10 three-point baskets.

“I’ll tell you what, they’re a good-shooting team,” GHC coach Christine Nelson. “They had some kids who can shoot from the outside. We had to take a chance (in switching defenses) and they knocked some of those outside shots home.”

While the Penguins led 34-16 at the half and were never threatened, the contest wasn’t quite as lopsided as the score indicated. The margin was about 20 when Clark went on about a 15-point run with about eight minutes remaining.

Five Penguins scored in double figures, with Nicolette Bond tallying a team-high 17 points.

Bianca Russell paced Grays Harbor (1-7, 5-12) with 12 points and eight rebounds. Bobbi Britt, GHC’s leading scorer for the season, was limited to two points.

“Every time Bobbi got the ball, she was doubled,” Nelson said.

The Chokers return home Wednesday to face Pierce.

Grays Harbor (42) — Maneman, Rydman 7, Carmody 9, Britt 2, Starr, Swisher 2, Poleo 6, Patterson 2, Russell 12, Dotson 2. FG — 17-54. (.314). FT — 5-10.

Clark (87) — Bowie, Nguyen 11, Bond 17, Smith 10, Doroha 10, Jackson 4, Johnson 14, Crossley 5, Heller 7, Karvia 2, Martin 7. FG — 34-70 (.486). FT — 9-14.

Halftime: Clark 34, Grays Harbor 16.