The historical 2016-2017 Clippers Men’s Basketball season came to an end on Friday, March 10, when the Clippers lost to the RiverHawks of Umpqua Community College 66-53 at Everett Community College. The Clippers were the lone Regional Champion to advance to the Elite 8 of the NWAC Championship.
“It’s the best team in South Puget Sound history,” Coach Aaron Landon said. “... It was really hard to come up short, but it’s just a really exciting time at South Puget Sound. “We’ve got really good people at the college. You can quote me on it — we’ll be good again next year.”
Clippers Women’s Basketball wrapped up their 2016-2017 season March 1 at home versus western region champion Lower Columbia, falling in a tight contest to the Red Devils 69-58. The home finale also served as the last game in a Clipper uniform for seven sophomores; they were recognized prior to the start of the game at “Sophomore Night”.
Savannah McGill and the South Puget Sound Clippers [women] ended their season tonight and what a season it was for McGill. The 6' 1" sophomore forward out of River Ridge High School in nearby Lacey, WA tallied 34 points for the Clippers, but more importantly McGill registered 18 rebounds to help her to break two more NWAC rebounding records.
Just months after its best season in school history, Clipper Men’s Basketball launches a new program to root student athletes in the Thurston County community. Partnering with businesses and members of the community, Clipper Athletics anticipates that the Hometown Hero Program will help student athletes from outside the Thurston area make local relationships that encourage athletic and academic success.
- Sophomore basketball player earns honorable mention for Scholar Athlete of the Year from National Association of Two Year College Athletic Administrators
- Watts also earns the Art Feiro Athlete Academic Leader of the Year Award from the Northwest Athletic Conference
- Watts also won multiple defensive honors this season
Tyler Watts, center, was recently recognized by the SPSCC Executive Team.