In Herculean effort, Effenberger has regrettable triple-double

December 21, 2013

Laci Effenberger BasketballClackamas College guard Laci Effenberger of Ketchikan played nearly every second of the overtime game and accounted for more than half of her team’s points.

She collected 16 points, 11 assists, five steals and an unwelcomed triple-double with 10 turnovers in an 81-79 loss to Blue Mountain at the Clark Crossover Tournament in Washington.

Her performance is symbolic to her whatever-it-takes approach on the basketball court and a big reason why Clackamas is 10-2 and ranked No. 2 in the NWAACC this season.

Effenberger leads the league in assists [6.58] through the first dozen games and ranks 12th in steals [2.8] to go along with 14.1 points and 3.8 rebounds.

Last year she was the South Division Freshman of the Year.

This year she’s gunning for Player of the Year.

Effenberger, of Ketchikan High fame, has reached double figures in assists three times, highlighted by a season-high 13.

She has scored double digits nine times, topped by a 26-point effort. The 5-foot-7 guard has grabbed as many as seven rebounds and her season high in steals is five, accomplished twice.