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Sports
The Clackamas Print
Wednesday, February 26,1997
Cougars take second as Saints march in
John Thorbum
Assistant Sports Editor
The men’s basketball team
closed out their regular season
schedule this past weekend.
The Cougars (8-6,19-10), who
three weeks ago looked likely to
miss the playoffs, won six out of
their last eight
games and fin­
ished second in
the Southern
Division of the
NWAACC. Led
by freshman
Opponent:
Antwain Will­
Mt. Hood
iams strong play
When:
underneath the
Tomorrow
basket,
Where:
Clackamas
Randall Gym
claimed sole
Tip-off:
possession of
7 p.m.
second place
from Lane (7-7,
15-13) Saturday night, winning 73-
67.
“Antwain played real well for
us Saturday,” said'Head Coach
Royce Kiser. “He battled for us
down low and got some real key
baskets. That was probably one
of his better games all year.”
The Cougars lost a heart­
breaking game to Mt. Hood (7-7,
15-13) last Wednesday, 81-74, de­
spite having four players scoring
in double figures. Earlier in the
season, Clackamas ran past the
Saints to a 96-86 victory.
“Mt. Hood is a tough team,”
said Assistant Coach Trev Kiser.
“They’re playing real well right
now.”
Winning six out of eight and
four out of their last five games,
Head Coach Kiser is very pleased
with the way the team has done.
“We’ve only got seven guys
on the team,” said R. Kiser, “so
everybody is playing. We’ve been
doing well, so everyone is play­
ing pretty dam good right now.”
The Cougars are relying on
their defense to step up tomorrow
night.
“Bullock [Jared] has been
playing great defense for us
lately,” said R. Kiser. “He and all
the other guys will have to step it
up against Hood if they want to
keep playing.”
Clackamas would likely meet
fourth-ranked Chemeketa after a
win tomorrow night in the South­
ern division championship game.
“Chemeketa’s real good,” said
T. Kiser. “But the top four or five
teams are real even so anything
can happen. Their game against
Umpqua and our game will both
be dogfights.”
Despite having one of the
smallest squads in the league, the
Cougars are certainly turning
some heads.
“I don’t understand it,” said
R. Kiser. “The last few weeks,
we’ve been beating the teams that
we lost to earlier in the season and
been losing to the ones that we
beat.”
The future looks bright for
Clackamas.
“It’s the freshmen,” said R.
Kiser. “Early on we lost a few. They
were learning still. Now we’re win­
ning. They are maturing.”
Oscar Rodríguez and the Cougars host Mt. Hood tomorrow
night in playoff action.
Clackamas faces rival Chemeketa in showdown
Michelle
McKinney’s
12 points
and 11
rebounds
on
Saturday
helped
Clackamas
to a 90-62
victory over
Lane.
Photo by John Thorbum
John Thorbum
Assistant Sports Editor
After winning their last five
games, the Clackamas women’s
basketball team is pumped for to­
morrow night’s playoff game
against Chemeketa.
The Cougars finished their
regular season schedule with a 90-
62 victory over the Lane Titans
Saturday night. Sophomore Clair
Cox scored 22 points in her final
home game as all 12 Clackamas
players entered the game in the
first half.
With an added win over Mt.
Hood on Wednesday, the Cougars
secured a playoff spot and a
rematch against the Chiefs.
“A few of our players come
from down in that area,” said As­
sistant Coach Jim Martineau.
“They want to perform well in
front of their families and because
a lot of our players were heavily
recruited by Chemeketa. It’s a
pretty good rivalry.”
In their first meeting of the
season, the Cougars upset the
then top-ranked Chiefs, 73-70, in
Randall Gymnasium. In their last
matchup, Chemeketa took advan­
tage of a poor defensive effort in
the first half and went on to claim
an 89-84 victory.
“We match
up real well
against
Chemeketa,”
said
Head
Women’s
Coach Karen Basketball
Twain. “Player
by player we are Opponent:
Chemeketa
real even.”
When:
All of the
Tomorrow
coaches con­
ceded
that Where:
Chemeketa
Clackamas
should do well if lip-off:
6 p.m.
the defense de­
cides to show
up.
“The last time we played
them,” said Assistant Coach Trev
Kiser, “we only played defense in
the second half and ended up only
losing by a few points. If we play
40 minutes of good basketball,
then we should do fine. When we
play our style of game, I don’t
think there’s a team in the North­
west that can beat us.” '
“Our defense has been play­
ing extremely well lately,” added
Twain. “If we go down there and
play some basketball like we’ve
been playing, we should do really
well.”
The Cougars, ranked seventh
in the NWAACC/Horizon Air
Coaches Poll, are restless for their
game against second-ranked
Chemeketa.
“This is probably the most
excited I’ve seen the players all
year,”
said
Martineau.
“Everyone’s real pumped for this
game. The pressure is on
Chemeketa now, playing on their
own court. They’ll need to per­
form.”
“I think it’ll just come down
to who wants it more,” said Twain.
“To tell you the truth, I think we
do.”
If Clackamas defeats the
Chiefs, the women will likely
travel to Umpqua on Saturday
night. The Timberwomen, who
captured first place, play Mt.
Hood tomorrow night in other
playoff action.
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