Brandon Bunn scored a game-high 20 points, Anthony Braggs added 16 and the South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) men’s basketball team opened Northwest Athletic Conference West Region play with a 77-66 victory over visiting Tacoma College at The Evergreen State College on January 8.
The win was the third straight for the Clippers and improves their overall record to 11-4.
Bunn went 8 of 10 from the field, including 4 of 5 from 3-point territory as SPSCC shot 54.2 percent (32-for-59) for the game. The Clippers also received 15 points from Cacoa Chatman and 12 points and a team-high 9 rebounds from Ben Janssan, while fellow sophomore Torin Tinnin came off the bench to chip in 8 points.
SPSCC, which is seeking to win its fourth consecutive NWAC West Region championship this year, improved to 2-0 at home this season.
The Clippers built a 22-5 lead 8 1/2 minutes into the game on a Tinnin 3-pointer. The Titans answered with a 17-0 run to tie the contest and grabbed a slim 25-24 advantage with 5 1/2 minutes remaining in the first half. A 3 from Chatman on the Clippers’ next possession reclaimed the lead for good for SPSCC.
The Clippers, who led 37-32 at the half, committed just seven turnovers, while registering 19 assists with Braggs and Bunn leading the way with five each.
South Puget Sound returns to the court on Saturday, January 11 when it travels to play Green River (8-8).