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Womens Basketball defeats Clark College, Mitchell shines

Meet the 2014-15 Green River womens basketball team.

Meet the 2014-15 Green River womens basketball team.

After winning back-to-back games for the first time since their first two games of the season, Green River was matched up with the ''Wild Bunches of the West," Centralia and Highline. After losing those match-ups 74-41 and 73-36, the Gators were prepared to take out some frustration on their opponents from Vancouver, Wash., the Clark College Penguins.

The Gators headed into halftime with a 5-point lead over the Penguins from Clark and never look back, as they outscored the Penguins 29-17 in the second half. The Gators went on to defeat Clark by the final score of 54-37.

Gina Mitchell led the Gators with 18 points, including 4 for 6 from three-point land. Jessica Norlander added 12 points and was 6 of 11 from the field. Nikki Qualls had 11 points and was 3 of 6 from beyond the arc. Marissa Gardner had nine rebounds and Jamesa Dubois had eight.

With three 3-pointers on Saturday, Qualls' total number of 3-point field goals moves to 59 made on the season. The total moves her just four away from breaking the school record for most three-point field goals made in a season. Kemo Savage from the 1998-1999 Gators currently holds the record, with 62 3-point field goals made.

The win improves the Gators' record to 3-6 in league and 8-13 in the regular season. They currently sit in sixth place and just two games out of the fourth and final playoff spot in the West. The Gators will travel to South Puget Sound on Wednesday to face off against the Clippers at 6 p.m.