Women’s basketball: Pirates break into win column, clobber Clark

North Region standings*

(as of Jan. 1)

Team Rec.

Everett 10-3

Bellevue 9-6

Whatcom 5-6

Olympic 3-7

Skagit Valley 3-8

Edmonds 3-9

Shoreline 0-4

Peninsula 1-9

* — all records are non-conference

The long wait is over.

Peninsula’s women’s basketball squad found the win column after an 0-8 start, knocking off the winless Clark Penguins 82-53 in Wenatchee on Dec. 28.

Ashlynn Sharp hit six 3-pointers to lead PC with 24 points and added nine rebounds, and Kayla Alvarez chipped in 15 points on 5 of 8 shooting from deep.

Jamellia Clark added 17 points and six rebounds.

Peninsula held Clark to just 19 of 66 (29 percent) shooting from the field and forced 16 turnovers.

Felicia Bahr led Clark with 20 points off the bench.

Peninsula’s win streak didn’t last long as they fell 74-47 to Douglas College, a large four-year school from New Westminster, B.C., on Dec. 29 in Wenatchee.

Douglas held Peninsula to 29 percent shooting from the field and limited Sharp to 15 points, a team-high.

Jamellia Clark had 12 points and nine rebounds, and Alvarez added four assists.

Rachel Beauchamp led Douglas with 21 points.

Looking ahead

The Pirates are at home to kick off their 2018 schedule, hosting No. 7-ranked Lower Columbia on Jan. 5, South Puget Sound on Jan. 6 and Everett on Jan. 13.

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