Men: Treasure Valley gets by Clackamas in consolation finalNWAC Championship Updates
Toyota Center, Kennewick, Wash.
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|Treasure Valley accepts their seventh-place trophy.|
10 a.m. Men -- Treasure Valley 90, Clackamas 64 [stats]
Treasure Valley started out the tournament with one of the more forgettable performances in tournament history, setting record lows in points and allowing Clark to set a record high for margin of victory.
But in their next three games, the Chukars were dominant from start to finish, eventually claiming seventh place with a 90-64 blowout victory over Clackamas on Tuesday, March 10.
Treasure Valley connected on nine three point field goals in the first half, and led by as many as 26 points before taking a 48-24 edge to the locker room at halftime.
Clackamas, who came in as the No. 1 seed from the Southern Region, had missed all 10 of their first-half three-point attempts, but scored the first five points of the second half to get within 19 after two minutes of play.
The Cougars got within 18 a few moments later on a bucket from Brandon Halter, but three-pointers from Daylor Youngblood and Brendan Guzman kicked of an 8-0 run to restore the lead to 26 points at 62-36.
Treasure Valley led by as many as 34 points down the stretch before setting the cruise control and winning by 26.
Guzman led all scorers with 18 points, and was five of six from beyond the three-point line.
Halter led Clackamas with 17 points, while Moe Keita finished with 13 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.