Clackamas CC wins in a blowout over Linn-Benton in league opener
Clackamas Community College's Robert Ford post his second triple-double of the season with 14 points, 12 rebounds, and 15 assists, leading the Cougars to a 99-48 Northwest Athletic Conference rout Saturday over Linn-Benton CC in the South Region opener for both teams in Albany.
CCC's Michael Bashaw finished with a game-high 20 points and Ruben Onishchenko added 17 points off the bench for the Cougars (12-1, 1-0 South), who raced out to a 52-23 halftime lead and then piled on in the second half.
Linn-Benton's Kyree Davis scored a team-high 12 points and Kye Blaser chipped in 10 points for the Roadrunners (6-8, 0-1), who shot 28.1 percent (16 for 57) from the field.
Clackamas set the tone with its defense as the Roadrunners came up empty on 19 of their first 23 possessions, falling behind by 26 when Ford set up Matt O'Brien for a dunk that gave the Cougars a 33-7 lead with 8:27 remaining in the first half.
O'Brien finished with 16 points on 6-for-7 shooting, while Clay Sullivan added 13 points and K'wan Carter scored 12 points.
The Cougars shot 63.8 percent (37 for 58) from the field, 56 percent (14 for 25) from 3-point range, and 91.7 percent (11 for 12) at the free-throw line. They also had a 39-23 rebound advantage and had 13 turnovers to Linn-Benton's 15.
CCC women score road win, 55-48
Brooke Bullock scored 18 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds to help lift Clackamas Community College to a 55-49 Northwest Athletic Conference women's basketball road win Saturday over Linn-Benton in Albany.
Paige Downer added 16 points, and Ambreece Gaskins and Kylie Guelsdorf finished with seven points each for the Cougars (11-1, 1-0 South).
Amyr Lowe led all scorers with 20 points for the Roadrunners (11-3, 0-1).
Clackamas closed the second quarter on a 9-2 run to take a 20-18 halftime lead and then endured five lead changes before closing the third quarter on a 10-3 run to go in front 39-33.
Linn-Benton's Emily Huson hit a jumper to lift the Roadrunners within four points, 44-40, with seven minutes to play, and then Clackamas countered with a 6-0 run that ended with Bullock making one of two free throws to make it 50-40 with 5:08 left.
For the game, Clackamas shot 37.5 percent (18 for 48) from the field with seven 3-pointers, and Linn-Benton shot 31.5 percent (17 for 54) with four 3s. The Cougars also made 12 of 22 free throws, while the Roadrunners went 10 for 23 from the foul line.
Cougar wrestlers place second at Menlo Invite
Clackamas Community College's Tommy Mommer, Jason Shaner, and Tarik Sutkovic won individual titles to help pace the top-ranked Cougars to a second-place finish at Saturday's Menlo Invitational college wrestling tournament at the Haynes-Prim Pavilion in Atherton, California.
San Francisco State won the team title with 166.5 points, with Clackamas (134.5), Menlo College (120.5), Southern Oregon (82), and Arizona Christian (65) rounding out the top five.
Shaner landed on to top of the winner's podium when he edged Menlo's Blaysen Terukina 11-10 in the 133-pound final.
At 197, Sutkovic scored a 13-3 major decision in his match, won by a 9-4 decision in his second match, won by disqualification in the semifinals, and then defeated Menlo's Afton Silvis 4-0 in the finals.
Mommer pinned his way to the heavyweight title, winning his first three matches with first-round falls before stopping Upmqua Community College's Jayden De Fond 28 seconds in the second round.
Of the nine Cougars entered in the tournament, six reached the finals and seven placed among the top three in their respective weight classes.
Clackamas' Cameron Eriquez finished second at 125, Dax Bennett was second at 174, Joey Daniel was second at 184, and Kyle Richards placed third at 197.
The defending NJCAA-champion Cougars are scheduled to hit the road again this week to compete in the two-day Northeastern Oklahoma Duals beginning Friday in Miami, Oklahoma.
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