The Australian Club Team, TEAM NPIRE, defeated SCC women's basketball on Thursday night in the SCC Gym 74-62.
NPIRE jumped on SCC early, using a full court passing game to beat the SCC d
efense down the court on the way to a 40-23 half-time lead. SCC made one run at NPIRE, drawing within 6 points, but the Australians pushed back to lead by 10 points or more the rest of the way.
SCC was led by Maria Ciriaca with 12 points, followed by Bianca Benavides and Maile Keanu with 10 points each. Keanu also led the team in rebounds with 8.
SCC next plays in the NWAACC Crossover next weekend in Pasco, WA at Columbia Basin College. SCC plays Southwest Oregon CC in the opening round.