Familiar Opponent Sinks Shoreline Women at the Charity Stripe

Portland, OR –The Dolphins could not overcome a 28-9 disadvantage at the free-throw line as Portland Community College won the second meeting between the two schools 65-55 on Friday night. The Panthers stepped to the line 40 times and knocked down 70% of their tries thanks to 30 personal fouls attributed to Shoreline.

Foul trouble plagued the Dolphins all game as eight of Shoreline’s regulars were called for at least 3 personal fouls each. The Dolphins tried to make up for their free-throw shooting woes by dominating the offensive glass; something that has become quite regular for this squad as they lead the entire NWAACC in rebounding average with over 56 boards per contest. The Dolphins also typically manage to get back 25 rebounds at the offensive side, giving them multiple chances to score.

The Dolphins’ Bianca Benavides (So, Tukwila, WA) had a stellar night, just missing a double-double, with a team-high 16 points and 9 assists while converting on all four of her charity shots. Emily Wilbur (So, Townsend, MT) also contributed 14 points for Shoreline to go along with six boards.

Genia Taylor (So, Kirkland, WA) led the way for the Dolphins with 12 rebounds, nine of those coming on the offensive glass.

The Panthers used the offensive versatility of Diamond Bolden and Amani White to score when they needed a bucket. Both Portland players finished with double-doubles for the game. Bolden finished with 22 points and 10 boards, while White chipped in with 16 and snagged a game-high 15 rebounds.

Shoreline Community College (2-4) will continue their pre-season slate with games in Yakima, WA at the NWAACC Crossover Tournament the weekend before Christmas. The Dolphins will open against Spokane Community College.

* Follow the latest results at the Shoreline Athletics News Page located on the Dolphins’ athletic website. Stay tuned in to the Shoreline Basketball Blog as well for complete coverage of all Dolphins action taking place around the region as the pre-season continues for both the men and women’s teams.

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