SPSCC Clippers women’s basketball finished the season as a top spot 4th seed in the playoffs of the NWAC West region. It was the first time the team made postseason since the 2008-09 season. Leading the team in points and rebounds was NWAC West Region Freshman of the Year Savannah McGill. The team’s success reflects an athletic department hoping to increase an intercollegiate sports presents on campus.
The final game was played against the Wenatchee Valley College Knights. The Clippers were within scoring range after the 1st quarter—trailing 12-18; but by the end of the 2nd, they had lost sight of victory, getting outscored 26-4; final score—36-72. SPSCC Clippers Head Coach Michael Moore on the difficult loss said, “They were a talented team with a 24-5 record, a number one seed, and we wholeheartedly respected that… we gave everything we had. We played hard up to the buzzer.”
Part of the team’s legacy this year is McGill breaking the NWAC women’s basketball single-season rebounding record with total of 456 rebounds. It was previously held by Blue Mountain Community College Wolves Renae Griggs—453 in the 1989-90 season. McGill also placed 13th in NWAC points per game with 16.8, and 12th in blocks with .93.
Moore continues to be optimistic about Clippers Athletics and is focusing her sights on next year. Moore says, “We’re really excited about the future, setting the tone of a winning team and building off of this. We strive to be the best players we can.” She adds a genuine appreciation for a more than supportive fan base.
Interested in trying out for Clippers Athletics? Go to Prospective Athletes under Student Life on the SPSCC website. Intercollegiate sports include volleyball, men’s soccer, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball.