GHC women rout Pierce to keep pace in NWAC Western Division

  • Sat Feb 18th, 2017 11:30pm
  • Sports

C.C. Women’s Basketball

Chokers 76, Raiders 33

At GHC Gym, Grays Harbor College kept pace with Tacoma in a tie for third place in the NWAC Western Division standings with a rout of Pierce College on Saturday afternoon.

Led by Jaylin Brasher-Norwood’s 19 points, the Chokers took the game over in the second quarter with a 25-9 run and a 36-17 halftime lead. GHC was 10-for-30 from behind the 3-point line, led by three from Angela Sikora, who finished with 16 points.

Alexia Thrower added 13 points, seven rebounds and six steals and Romey Begay also hit three treys as well for her nine points. Hoquiam grad Kylie Stewart scored four points for Pierce.

On Wednesday, GHC (6-5, 11-12) travels to South Puget Sound for another key divisional matchup.

Pierce 8 9 5 11 — 33

GHC 11 25 14 26 — 76

Pierce College (33) — Williams 3, Brooks, Navarro 9, Williams-Mack, Palu-Thompson 3, Martin, Mukisa 1, Stewart 4, Harness 13, Walker, Haskins. FG — 12-55. FT — 7-13.

Grays Harbor College (76) — Brisbios 2, Begay 9, WIlson 6, Falealii 2, Thrower 13, Efferson 7, Sikora 16, Brasher-Norwood 19, Salazar 2. FG — 28-70. FT — 10-16.

C.C. Men’s Basketball

Raiders 83, Chokers 60

At GHC Gym, a slow start by Grays Harbor was too much to overcome in a NWAC Western Division loss to Pierce on Saturday afternoon.

Hitting just six field goals in the first half, the Chokers (3-8, 7-19) trailed, 45-17, at the half. In the second half, the hosts found their shooting range and won the half, 43-38, but couldn’t get any closer than 14.

“This was a game of two halves,” GHC head coach Alonzo Cole said. “They had a 32-point lead on us. It was a really slow start. However, they were bigger than we were, quicker than we were and a little more athletic.”

Keeandre Rowland led all scorers with 20 points, with Malik Redmond adding 15 and Jacob Rainey 12 for GHC.

On Wednesday, the Chokers hit the road to take on South Puget Sound.

Pierce College (83) — Drake 10, Hughey 9, Williams 10, Ford 6, Hannan 16, McInnis 10, Knox, Gearhart 8, Bell 14. FG — 31-68. FT — 16-24.

Grays Harbor College (60) — Hayes 2, Hickle 7, Rowland 20, Redmond 15, Robinson, Rainey 12, Phillips 2, Bean, Jenkins, Leslie 2. FG — 23-70. FT — 9-12.

Halftime: Pierce 45, Grays Harbor 17.