WCC women earn home win


Whatcom Community College's women's basketball team defeated Everett Community College 79-62 on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at WCC. The Orcas were led by Kortney Grattic's 25 points and eight rebounds.

"We talked before the game about playing a complete game," WCC coach Sara Bergner said in a phone interview. "But we put together a solid second half."

Kayla Tiemersma added 22 points and a team-high 14 rebounds for Whatcom. Alisha Friberg had 11 points, and Nathalie Gruber had nine points and 11 rebounds.

"Kayla was key for us tonight," Bergner said. "Once she gets going it really opens up opportunities."

Ashley Albertson led the Trojans with 24 points, and Emma DuChesne added 16.

The Orcas improve to 9-7 overall, including 5-1 in league play, with the win over their NWAACC North division rival Everett CC.

Whatcom remains at home for a game at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, against Shoreline.


ECC: Karli Shaw 2, Emma DuChesne 16, Kelsy Rasmussen 4, Taylor Smith 5, Kylie Smith 7, Ashley Orr 0, Stephanie Zamudio 0, Ashley Albertson 24, Katie Weir 4. Totals 23-75 10-15 62.

WCC: Milan Woods 5, Nathalie Gruber 9, Alisha Friberg 11, Nikki Gilbert 4, Kortney Grattic 25, Lindy Swanson 0, Miriah Brown 0, Katie Tietje 2, Mikayla Brown 1, Kayla Tiemersma 22. Totals 28-66 22-26 79.

Half: WCC 32, ECC 29

3-ptg: ECC 6 (Albertson 4); WCC 1 (Friberg 1). Rebounds: ECC 46 (Albertson 14); WCC 51 (Tiemersma 14). Assists: ECC 12 (Albertson 6); WCC 18 (Gilbert, Woods 4). Fouls: ECC 19, WCC 17. Turnovers: ECC 18, WCC 16.

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