Basketball

Jacob Thompson’s top 5 NBA predictions

By Jacob Thompson / October 23, 2019

1. Houston Rockets After back-to-back great regular seasons, the Rockets were once again knocked out of the playoffs by the Golden State Warriors. The failures added to an already souring relationship between Chris Paul and James Harden and led to Paul being traded for Russell Westbrook. The reunion of Harden and Westbrook should be the…

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Riley Buerk’s top 5 NBA predictions

By Riley Buerk / October 23, 2019

  1. Los Angeles Clippers The Clippers pulled off a heist this offseason, stealing NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard from the Toronto Raptors and somehow convincing the Oklahoma City Thunder to trade all-star Paul George to them. The Clippers are the most well rounded team in the league, with defensive ace Patrick Beverley, up-and-comer Landry…

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Clackamas welcomes new court

By Lexis Shull / October 1, 2019

While most Clackamas Community College students and staff were off enjoying the summer sun, hard work was underway on the athletic gym located in Randall Hall. The gym is an integral part of campus, hosting sports teams and classes such as volleyball, basketball, and many classes, such as tennis when the rain won’t give up.…

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Rip City Recap

By Clackamas Print / June 5, 2019

Story by Isaac Flaherty I remember the day like it was yesterday, March 25th, 2019. Blazers at home against the Brooklyn Nets, a playoff berth on the line for the Blazers. The game had just hit overtime when the air got sucked out of the entire arena. It was hard to watch as Jusuf Nurkic,…

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Women’s basketball has rough shooting night

By Jacob Thompson / March 12, 2019

Clackamas Community College’s women’s basketball team’s season came to an end on Saturday, March 9, after a 71-46 loss to Wenatchee Valley College in the first round of NWAC playoffs. The Cougars came into the tournament on a bit of a hot streak winning seven of their last eight league games led by sophomore guard…

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Cougars unable to upset North Idaho

By Jacob Thompson / March 12, 2019

“Head Coach Clif Wegner knew going into Thursday’s matchup with North Idaho College (27-2, 16-0) that it would be a big test for Clackamas Community College. The Cougars came into the NWAC Playoffs as a No. 4 seed and drew the strongest No. 1 seed in the tournament in the Cardinals. “It’s always a challenge…

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Q&A with point guard Robert Ford

By Lexis Shull / March 12, 2019

Freshman Robert Ford is one of the most dynamic point guards in the NWAC, averaging 18.8 points per game, 8.4 rebounds per game and 8.3 assists per game. Ford finished his freshman season with 546 points and his clutch gene was on display in many of the Cougars games this season as he used his…

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Cougars clinch playoff berth

By Lexis Shull / March 5, 2019

Clackamas Community College’s men’s basketball team picked up a crucial win on Feb. 27 against Mt. Hood Community College 96-86. The win ended up being the deciding factor in the South Region playoff race, giving Clackamas the final South Region playoff spot. Clackamas jumped out to a quick lead over Mt. Hood, led by the…

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Women’s basketball heads to postseason

By Jacob Thompson / March 5, 2019

It didn’t look good for Clackamas Community College’s women’s basketball team at the halfway point. The team sat at 4-4 in league play, and Head Coach Jim Martineau knew his team would have to rack up wins the second round of league play to have a chance of making the NWAC playoffs. “If we would’ve…

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CCC’s men’s and women’s basketball on a roll

By Jacob Thompson / February 19, 2019

Clackamas Community College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have been on a roll as of late. The men’s team won their fifth straight game Saturday as the Cougars stunned the 10-2 Umpqua Riverhawks 81-65. Freshman guard Clay Sullivan was hot from 3-point range early in the contest, shooting 3-4 from beyond the arc and adding…

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