The South Puget Sound Community College women’s basketball team closed out its regular season home slate with one its best performances of the year as the Clippers hammered Grays Harbor College, 75-40, at The Evergreen State College on February 22.

Jasmine Griffin scored a game-high 22 points and added 11 assists and 7 rebounds, while fellow sophomore Lainee Grose scored 20 points to help SPSCC improve its Northwest Athletic Conference West Division record to 6-7.

The Clippers received another impressive performance in the paint from Keilani Brown, who finished with 17 points and a career-high 19 rebounds. It marked the fifth time out of the last six games Brown has grabbed 10 or more boards.

South Puget Sound also got 6 points apiece from Hannah Gifford and Tracy Abeamis, and 4 points and 10 rebounds from Jaysa Brandis.

Griffin’s 22-point night came on the heels of her registering her first career triple-double. Griffin posted 13 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in the Clippers’ 65-61 loss to Highline on February 19.

It was the final home game for Griffin, Brown, Grose and Gifford as SPSCC celebrated Sophomore Night.

The Clippers, who never trailed in the game, enjoyed a 42-20 cushion at the half after putting up 27 points in the second quarter.

South Puget Sound closes out the regular season at West Division-leading Centralia on February 26. A win over the Blazers combined with a Highline loss at Grays Harbor would create a tie between the Clippers and the Thunderbirds for the fourth and final NWAC tournament berth out of the West Division.

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