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Whatcom Community College basketball teams earn playoff berth

Championship tournament begins Thursday, March 7 in Everett

Post Date:03/06/2019 9:51 am

Bellingham, Wash. – Whatcom Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams are headed to the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) championship, which begins this week at Everett Community College. This is the first time the women have made it to post-season play since 2014.

The men’s team, which missed the championship tournament last year, take on South Puget Sound Community College at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 7. The Orcas, led by veteran coach Tom Rawlings, are seeded No. 4. WCC sophomore Dominick Oliveri is the rebound leader for NWAC, while sophomore Tevin Bayne led the team with 17.2 points per game.

The women’s team, who clinched the No. 3 seed, are led by first-year coach Anthony Slater. They compete against Grays Harbor College at noon on Saturday, March 9. Sophomore Allison Hadaway is the team’s points leader with 19.7 points per game, which ranks 6th in NWAC. Sophomore and Lynden High School graduate Elisa Kooiman finished 7th in the conference for rebounds.

A one-day pass to the championship tournament is $17 for adults and $9 for students and seniors with a valid ID. A live video stream of the games can be viewed online at

About Whatcom: Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA is regularly recognized as one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute. The College, a destination for cybersecurity, healthcare and business studies, offers a four-year bachelor of applied science degree, transfer degrees, career preparation, online courses and community education classes. WCC’s accomplished faculty and staff serve 11,000 students annually. For more information, visit

Contact: Marisa Ellis, Whatcom Community College PIO, 360.383.3310,

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