Jasmine Griffin scored 21 points and pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds and Angelica Francisco scored 18 points, but despite its strongest effort so far this season the South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) women’s basketball team fell to visiting Tacoma College, 72-69, at The Evergreen State College on January 8.

The Clippers, who led 37-33 at the intermission, also received 12 points and eight rebounds from Keilani Brown and seven points each from Lainee Grose and Jaysa Brandis, who’s 3-pointer with 6 minutes left in the contest tied the game at 60.

A pair of Griffin free throws with 63 seconds remaining pulled the Clippers within a point at 69-68, but SPSCC was unable to find the equalizer.

The 69 points marked the second highest total for the Clippers this season, bettered only behind the total they put up in a 108-72 loss to Whatcom in their opening game of the season. It was also the third game this season Griffin scored 20 or more points.

The game also featured career scoring highs for both Francisco and Brandis.

As a team, SPSCC shot a season-best 43.3 percent from the field, hitting 26 of 60 shots, and outrebounded the Titans, 38-33.

The Clippers will next play at Green River on Saturday, January 11.

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