Tacoma sweeps up GHC squads in doubleheader


TACOMA — Tied at 36-36 at halftime, Grays Harbor College was unable to keep up with host Tacoma’s long-range shooting in an 87-69 NWAACC Western Division men’s basketball loss on Wednesday.

The Chokers shot 55 percent in the first half and stayed even with the Titans. However, Tacoma nailed down 7-for-12 shots from behind the 3-point arc to power a 51-point second half. GHC (1-10, 3-17) hit just 2-for-7 long-range shots in the second half, but finished 29-for-58 shots overall (50 percent).

Arthur Erholm led the Chokers with 21 points, hitting 10-of-11 field goals in the contest. Tyler Harrod added 12 points. Jibreel Stevens led all scorers with 23 points for Tacoma, which outscored GHC, 15-2, in second-chance points.

On Monday, GHC hosts Centralia.

Grays Harbor College (69) — Hunt 2, Bowman 3, Eubanks 6, Alvord 6, Davis 2, Richters 4, Harrod 12, Smith 9, Wyatt 4, Erholm 21. FG — 29-58 (.500). FT — 8-14.

Tacoma College (87) — Coley 4, Yamazaki 2, Williams 2, Barsh 9, Lord 16, Vaughn 10, Stevens 23, Smith 2, Harper 11, Jhonson-WIlson 8. FG — 32-56 (.571). FT — 14-18.

Halftime: Grays Harbor College 36, Tacoma 36.

WOMEN

Titans 78, Chokers 34

TACOMA — Struggling offensively throughout throughout, Grays Harbor College saw Tacoma take control early and completely in this NWAACC Western Division women’s basketball contest on Wednesday.

The Chokers (2-9, 6-14) shot just under 30 percent in the first half (8-for-27), but fell to 19 percent (5-for-26) in the second half. The Titans led 36-22 at halftime and held GHC to just 12 points in the second half.

Bobbi Britt led GHC with 14 points. Angie Sanchez led all scorers with 21 points, with teammate Kaitlyn Saunders adding 18, for Tacoma.

On Monday, GHC hosts Centralia.

Grays Harbor College (34) — Maneman 2, Rydman 3, Carmody 2, Britt 14, Starr 6, Swisher 1, Poleo 3, Patterson, Russell 1, Dotson 2. FG — 13-53 (.245). FT — 5-14.

Tacoma College (78) — Strickland 8, Reed 3, Jacinto 3, Grant 2, Polk 17, Knight, Sanchez 21, Saunders 18, Ramirez 2, Amundson 4, Walker. FG — 33-70 (.471). FT — 4-9.

Halftime: Tacoma 36, Grays Harbor College 22.