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Mens Basketball drops critical game to Pierce

Meet the 2014-15 Green River mens basketball team.

Meet the 2014-15 Green River mens basketball team.

Pierce College came into ''The Swamp'' with their playoff hopes on the line, and played like a team that was hungry for the postseason and defeated the Gators 65-56 at last Saturday's game.

The Gators came into the game with a half-game lead over Pierce for the fourth spot in the standings and the fourth and final spot in the playoffs. The Gators were riding a four-game winning streak which included wins against 6th ranked Clark and 8th ranked Lower Columbia.

The Gators did have three players score in double digits as Damon Cikanek and Trevante Williams each scored 13 points and C.M. Garrett added 10 points. Bernard Sanders and Garrett each pulled down seven rebounds and Garrett had five assists.

The loss dropped the Gators record to 7-5 in league and 16-9 overall. The Gators now trail Pierce by a half game for the fourth and final playoff spot with four games to play. They will host Tacoma on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. at ''The Swamp."