Season highlights: Clippers women’s basketball ends 2016-17 season

Published: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017

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 smiles while holding balloons and flowers during Sophomore NightAmong those honored was Savannah McGill, who concluded her Clippers career by breaking her own single-season rebounding record, as well as breaking every other rebounding record in NWAC history.  She also earned several NWAC regional recognitions, including Western Region Defensive Player of the Year and All-Western Region 1st Team. 

Head Coach Mike Moore shared that, “Savannah is one of the most competitive people I've ever met and a true leader on and off the court."  McGill announced her plans to attend Cal State East Bay to the crowd where she will continue her education and her basketball career.

All seven sophomore ladies have been outstanding student athletes and representatives of the Clipper Athletics program.  Collectively, they have an overall GPA of 3.39 from their freshman year through fall 2016 and all will be graduating with an associate degree this June:

All seven sophomores and their families stand on the gym floor with the clippers logoKeeli Demers
Kessa Demers
Savannah McGill
Sydney Sauls
Taylor Sauls
Miranda Sowle
Ali-Jo Vens

“These seven sophomores left a large mark on this program that will help us in future seasons,” shared Athletic Director Nick Schmidt.  He added, “Not only were they great in the classroom, but they were integral in allowing the women to win the Clipper Crossover tournament in dramatic fashion—winning all three games.”

The Clippers finished the season 10-17 (4-10 in the NWAC West) and tied for seventh place in the region.

Clippers women rally at their last game of the season on March 1.