Trevante Williams, Gators, roll past South Puget Sound
The Gators traveled down to Olympia, Wash., for an 8 p.m. game against the Clippers from South Puget Sound, a big game in which freshman Trevante Williams helped lead the Gators to a 67-49 victory over the Clippers.
After a tightly contested first half, the Gators went into the break with a 30-29 lead over South Puget Sound. In the second half, the Gators cashed in on the Clippers’ mistakes and outscored them 37-20.
The Clippers committed 24 turnovers total on the game and the Gators took those turnovers and turned them into 22 points. The Gators also pulled down 14 offensive rebounds and took advantage of those with their 11 second-chance points.
Williams led the Gators with 19 points and nine rebounds. Glenn Brooks added 13 points and five rebounds, and C.M. Garrett also reached double digits with 10 points.
This win improves the Gators record to 6-4 in-league and 15-8 overall.
Since losing to Highline on a last-second free throw, the Gators have won three straight games by an average of 13.6 points. Freshman Williams is in the top 10 of NWAC Leaders in points-per-game, rebounds, steals and field goal percentage.
The Gators travel to Lower Columbia on Wednesday for a crucial Western Division matchup and then return home on Saturday, Feb. 14, to face Pierce College at 5 p.m.