The Surf Report – January 15, 2015


Wednesday night the Phins hosted the Skagit Valley Cardinals in the first home conference game of the season.  The evening was the first appearance of Dolphie, the Shoreline Athletics mascot.  Dolphie was quite generous over the evening, giving away t-shirts and cool socks with the Shoreline Athletics logo.

The Lady Phins began the night with tip off at 5:30pm.  The ladies started the first half in better form than has been seen all season.  They shot 33% from the field and were 3-9 from the arc.  Freshman Fatuma Abu went 3-6 from the 3 for 9 points.  Turnovers were under 10 for perhaps the first time all season.  Skagit dominated the paint and the rebound battle, building a 20-point half-time lead.

The Cardinals continued to dominate the paint in the second half, scoring 22 from under the basket and grabbing 20 boards to win the game 70-41.  Phin Tara Bremer scored 15, including 6-7 from the free throw line in the second half.  Latrice Johnson finished with 9, going 4-4 from the charity stripe.


On the men’s side, Adam Johnson started 4-4 from the arc for 16-points as the Phins took a 41-35 lead into halftime.  However, in the 2nd half that lead slowly slipped away.  Four turnovers in just over a minute helped the Cards to tie the game at 15:30.  From there it was a back-and-forth game with 3 lead changes and the game tied 3 more times.  Skagit used 12 Phin 2nd-half turnovers to build a five-point lead with 1:08 left.

A couple of free-throws by Ryan Reyes and a huge 3 by Marquis Armstead at the :31 second mark gave the crowd the 8th tie of the ballgame.  A missed Cardinal lay-in and an Austin Jordt defensive rebound sent the game to OT.

The short 5-minute extra period saw Skagit score 10 of their 14 points from the free throw line with the remaining 4 points coming directly from Phin turnovers.  The Phins went 0-5 from the 3 during the bonus time and shot 25% overall.

Johnson finished with 22 points and 12 boards for his 5th double-double of the season.  Skyler Kelley chips in 14 while Ryan Reyes adds 7 boards & 7 assists along with 2 blocked shots.  Armstead had 10 and 2 blocks.


Both teams travel to Bremerton on Saturday to take on the Olympic Rangers.  Game time is 2pm for the women with the men following at 4.  On a rare Monday game, the Phins head to Bellingham to meet the Whatcom Orcas.  Game time is 5pm for the women and 7pm for the men.

Next home game of the season is Saturday, January 24th when the Phins host rival Edmonds.  Game times are women at 2pm and men at 4pm.



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