Yakima, WA – The Lady Dolphins could not keep up in the second half of a 79-45 defeat at the hands of Spokane Community College in their final tournament before the Christmas holiday. Shoreline hung tough in a first half where both squads struggled to find their rhythm offensively. Neither team could hit on 40% of their shots from the field and, it had the look of a grind-it-out game.
The second half opened with Spokane taking control on the offensive end thanks in large part their ability to grab offensive rebounds. Spokane corralled 23 boards on the offensive glass on the night, which resulted in 18 2nd chance points, besting the Dolphins who only had 7.
Shoreline also had trouble holding on to the ball as they finished with 29 turnovers to Spokane’s 13. Their opponent converted those turnovers into 38 points.
While the contest did not go the way Shoreline drew it up, the Dolphins were playing without their starting point guard in Bianca Benavides (So, Tukwila, WA) who has been an all-around solid performer for Head Coach James Johnson all season long.
The Dolphins were led by Breyana Dutro (Fr, Kalihi, HI) who scored 15 points on the evening by way of a perfect mark from the charity stripe. Dutro continues to lead Shoreline in scoring at just under 12 points a ball game. Emily Wilbur (So, Townsend, MT) chipped in seven points and six rebounds.
Spokane Community College’s Riley Holsinger finished with a game-high 25 points on 9 of 15 shooting from the floor.
Shoreline Community College (2-5) will face a familiar opponent in Green River College on the second day of tournament action from Yakima, Washington.
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