SHORELINE, Wa. – The Dolphins returned home this past Saturday to face Portland Community College in their first home game of the season. Shoreline was Unable to prevail in the closely contested match up, as Portland CC pulled away 56-49 in the final minutes of the game. Shoreline finished the first half down by 3 points as both teams struggled to score the ball. Portland ended the half shooting 34% from the floor while Shoreline remained a few percentage points behind them.
An array of personal fouls also slowed the pace of the first half with both squads making multiple trips to the foul line; a combined 42 foul shots were attempted. Despite the foul trouble that plagued the first half, a point guard battle was apparent. Shoreline’s Breyana Dutro (Fr., Kalihi, HI) was like a blur on the fast break as she dropped in 8 points and 3 boards while Portland’s Diamond Bolden (Fr., Portland, OR) led the way with 10 points and 5 rebounds.
The start of the second half saw both teams find their rhythm offensively until midway through when foul trouble again slowed down play. While the shots may have been off the mark, the Dolphins were all over the glass. Shoreline out-rebounded Portland 36-26 on the offensive end, resulting in many second chance opportunities.
Shoreline also dominated Portland in bench scoring 35-3. The two catalysts off the bench were Dutro and Hanna Stanger (So., Murtaugh, ID) who finished in double figures with 15 and 13 points respectively. Justice Perry (Fr., Skyway, WA pulled down a team-high of 10 rebounds while Stanger snagged 8 boards.
The game remained within on or two possessions throughout the second half until Portland put together a few buckets on back-to-back possessions.
Portland CC was led by Amani White (Fr., Santa Maria, CA) who scored a game-high of 17 points on 21 shot attempts. Bolden chipped in 16 points.
Shoreline Community College (0-2) will remain at home to host Grays Harbor Community College Tuesday night. The game will tip off at 7pm in Shoreline Gym. Stay tuned in to the Shoreline Athletics News for complete coverage of all Dolphin action taking place around the region as the pre-season continues for both the men’s and women’s teams.