Orcas stay alive in NWAACC tourney

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMarch 2, 2014 

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.

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