Orcas can't slow down Highline


Whatcom Community College's men's basketball team couldn't get past Highline Community College as it fell 76-73 on Saturday, Dec. 28, at Highline CC.

Kyle Impero led the Orcas with 25 points, but the Thunderbirds outrebounded WCC 41-32.

HCC had five players score in double figures and pulled out the three-point victory. The 3-pointer was the name of the game as HCC needed all 10 of its makes from beyond the arc to grab the win.

The bright spot for the Orcas was forcing 15 turnovers while only committing 10 of their own.

WCC (7-3) will face Peninsula in its first Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges matchup on Saturday, Jan. 4, at home.


WCC: Kyle Impero 25, Jared Wells, 0, Alex Duncan 13, Sam Landerholm 0, Nielan Pierce 5, Eric Fongue 17, Dreu Vader 0, Quinton Whitfield 8, Jonathan Hill 5. Totals 29-63 10-14 73.

HCC: Harold Lee 14, Madison McCaffrey 17, Joseph Stroud 13, Daryon James 0, Zavier Johnson 0, Ben Tucakovic 10, Isom Brown 2, Doug McDaniel 5, Jimmy Keum 13, Ryan Swanstrom 2. Totals 27-62 12-17 76.

Half: HCC 41, WCC 40

3-ptg: WCC 5 (Fongue 2), HCC 10 (McCaffrey 5). Rebounds: WCC 32 (Duncan 7), HCC 41 (Tucakovic 12). Assists: WCC 9 (Duncan, Impero, Pierce 2), HCC 14 (Brown, Keum 5). Fouls: WCC 11, HCC 11. Turnovers: WCC 10, HCC 15.

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