The South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) men’s basketball team will host Grays Harbor College in a Northwest Athletic Conference West Region match-up at the Health & Wellness Center on Saturday, January 22. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m.

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SPSCC’s Justin Hicks throws down a dunk during the Clippers’ conference home opener against Highline. Photo credit: Grant Clark

The Clippers (2-10 overall, 0-1 conference) opened conference play with an 82-67 setback to Highline College at home on January 19. SPSCC was led offensively by Jason Montes, who scored a team-high 15 points while sinking all three of his 3-point attempts. SPSCC also received 11 points each from Jackie Simmons and Justin Hicks.

The Clippers raced out to a double-digit lead against the Thunderbirds with a layup from Hicks stretching the SPSCC lead to 18-8 with 12 1/2 minutes remaining in the first half. However, Highline was able to grab a slim 37-35 advantage at the intermission.

The Clippers’ last lead came on a Dahntay Tillman bucket 2 1/2 minutes into the second half, which gave SPSCC a 43-39 lead before SPSCC went scoreless over the next 3 minutes while falling victim to a 10-0 Highline run.

Grays Harbor (5-9, 1-0) snapped its three-game skid with an 88-73 victory at Centralia College on January 19. Logan Walker scored a game-high 20 points in the win, while teammates Justin Loveless and David Featherston Jr both added 11 points for the Chokers.

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Quentin Hassell fires a 3 during the Clippers’ home game against Highline. Photo credit: Grant Clark

South Puget Sound Community College has announced a no fan policy for SPSCC athletic events for the foreseeable future with the number one goal being keeping all student-athletes, members of our campus and local community as safe as possible.

In addition to Saturday’s contest against visiting Grays Harbor, the SPSCC men’s basketball program will play five more home games during the regular season with games against Pierce College (February 12), Centralia College (February 23), Tacoma Community College (February 26), Green River College (March 2, and Lower Columbia College (March 5).

Clipper home games can be streamed live on the NWAC Sports Network.


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