Today (1/13): Clippers Host Chokers in Monday Doubleheader
It has been a struggle for the South Puget Sound basketball teams this season with just three wins between the two programs, but the women are much improved over the last couple seasons and the men have played hard despite defections and injuries and both teams have a good chance at wins tonight when they host Grays Harbor in doubleheader action beginning at 6:00 PM.
The SPSCC women are just 2-11 this season but have been competitive and have found a couple of solid players. Maria Jesse, a transfer from Saint Martin’s, leads the Clippers with 14.2 points per game and pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game including a 23 point, 16 rebound outburst in a win over Green River last Saturday. Sofia Guerra, a 2010 graduate of College Park High School in Pleasant Hills, California, is chipping in 12.2 points per game in her freshman season and Tumwater’s LaKeisha Anger is putting up 12 points and eight rebounds per game.
The men have just one win to their credit this season and head coach Aaron Landon is having to deal with a lot of adversity in his first season in Olympia. The Clippers lost guard Austin Bonds for the season when he broke his wrist on Saturday night. Unfortunately, the Clippers have played just seven players over their last three games and without Bonds, they might be limited to just six players tonight. Brian Tyson leads the Clippers with 15 points per game.
The women and men face Grays Harbor programs that haven’t fared much better this season. The Chokers are a combined 0-6 in the NWAACC West this season.