CCC Men’s hoops finish eighth at NWAC tournament

The Cougars had a decent outing at the 2015 NWAC tournament in Kennewick, Wash. They finished in eighth place with a 2-2 record. Although this was the second straight year they were eliminated from championship contention with a loss in the first round, they put together a solid tournament. After the first round loss on Saturday they won two straight games before dropping the seventh place game to Treasure Valley Community College. The 90-64 loss was an emotional defeat for head coach Clif Wegner and his sophomores. They suffered an 81-76 loss to the same Treasure Valley team in the pre-season. Despite the disappointing finish, the Cougars still finished as Southern Region champs for the second year in a row.

Results:

Round 1: CCC vs. Peninsula College: L 52-70

Round 2: CCC vs. Wenatche Valley Community Colege: W 75-72

Round 3: CCC vs. Mt. Hood Community College: W 87-62

Round 4: CCC vs. Treasure Valley Community College: L 90-64

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Moe Keita, 11, attempts a contested shot during the NWAC tournament.

photo by: Jack Spencer