Yakima, WA – The Shoreline women played their final non-conference game against Green River College at the Yakima Valley Crossover Tournament on Saturday night. The Dolphins could not overcome sub-par shooting from the field as the Gators won the second meeting between these two schools by the score of 71-60.
Shoreline took a 10-point halftime deficit into the locker room mainly due to Green River’s ability to successfully knock down the long ball, going 4 of 9 in the first period. The Dolphins could not convert on any of their attempts from distance. Both teams though made multiple trips to the free-throw line and finished above 70% in the half, which was a positive for the two clubs.
The second half saw the Dolphins and Gators shoot similar percentages from the field, therefore allowing Green River to hold on to their double-digit lead till the end.
The Dolphins placed two post players in double-digits with Genia Taylor (So, Kirkland, WA) and Jordan Mahowald (Fr, Nine Mile Falls, WA) going for 12 and 11 points respectively. Taylor and Mahowald both started in the front court for Shoreline and were able to score inside the paint as well as from the charity stripe. Taylor also snagged a game-high 14 rebounds, giving her a double-double for the first time this season.
Shoreline’s starting point guard Bianca Benavides (So, Tukwila, WA) was once again out of the line-up missing her second consecutive game.
Green River was led by Gina Mitchell’s 18 points and Kendra Trummert’s 16.
Shoreline Community College (2-6) has finished their pre-season games and now will look to prepare for conference play when they return from Christmas break. The Dolphins will host Everett Community College (3-10) in the new year on Saturday January 4th in a NWAACC double header.
The lady Dolphins complete schedule, scores and record are available on the Athletics 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.