The Whatcom Community College men's basketball team avoided elimination in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges basketball championships with a 73-63 defeat of Clackamas on Sunday, March 2, at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.
The Orcas can finish seventh with two more wins, but their championship hopes were dashed with a loss on Saturday.
Alex Duncan was the man leading the charge for the Orcas on Sunday, as he scored 26 points. The season's leading scorer, Kyle Impero, took more of a floor general role. Impero scored 11 points and tallied seven assists.
The Orcas held off 31 3-point attempts by the Cougars, limiting them to only nine makes.
WCC plays Treasure Valley on Monday, March 3, for a chance to go to the seventh/eighth place game, which is held on Tuesday, March 4. All games are played at the Toyota Center.
WCC 73, CLACKAMAS 63
Clackamas: Anthony Russell 1, Spencer Bankofier 24, Tim Lott 4, Ezikiel Martin 3, Moe Keita 0, Zach Satrum 0, Grant Sitton 17, Brandon Halter 13, Mitchell Beckwith 1. Totals 24-62 6-14 63.
WCC: Jonathan Jack-Nixon 0, Kyle Impero 11, Jared Wells 11, Alex Duncan 26, Sam Landerholm 0. Neilan Pierce 8, Dreu Vader 0, Eric Fongue 9, Quinton Whitfield 8. Totals 28-64 12-16 73.
Half: WCC 39, Clackamas 23
3-ptg: Clackamas 9 (Bankofier 5); WCC 5 (Wells 3). Rebounds: Clackamas 39 (Halter 12); WCC 40 (Impero 7). Assists: Clackamas 16 (Halter 4); WCC 20 (Impero 7). Fouls: Clackamas 16, WCC 13. Turnovers: Clackamas 18, WCC 12.