The Weekend Surf Report – January 20, 2014


The men pull of a pair of wins and the women come oh-so-close in this weekend edition of The Surf Report.

On Saturday, the teams traveled to Bremerton to face the Olympic Rangers.  The women started even better than their last game, continuing with their trend of getting better every time out there.  Fatuma Abu shot 4/7 from the arc for 12 points.  Tara Bremer added 12 more.  Magen Lloyd grabbed 5 boards.  The team was shooting 37% overall and 42% from the 3.  The Phins took care of the ball, amassing only 7 turnovers while forcing 12 from the Rangers.  The ladies led by as many as 12 in the first period and took a 30-28 into half.

The second half saw Lloyd score 10 of her 13 points and grab 10 of her 15 boards.  However, as the ladies have a habit of doing, team shooting percentage fell to 19% overall and 18% from the three in the second half.  They weren’t completely out of the game as the Phin defense kept the game close, forcing 15 turnovers and fighting back from as many as 11 down to pull within 3 on two Bremer free throws with 1:46 left in the game.  A short scoring drought on both sides ended by Justice Perry who made 1 of 2 free throws to pull within one with just under a minute left.  A Whatcom bucket following by a Abu three at the buzzer gave us the final score of 51-52 Orcas in the tightest game the Phins have participated in all season.

Abu finished with 20 points, going 6/12 from the 3.  Bremer ended with 14 and 6 boards.  The team ended with 12 steals, shooting 27% overall.

In the men’s game against Olympic, Shoreline had a slow start, shooting 23% overall while committing 7 turnovers.  Adam Johnson started 2/3 from the arc for 8 points.  Skyler Kelley added 6 points on 50% shooting from the arc.  In the back-and-forth half that saw 9 lead changes, the Rangers led by as many as 4.  The Phins went into the locker room tied at 23 after a Austin Jordt free throw tied the game for the 8th time.

Whatever adjustments Head Coach Don Brady made at halftime fired up the Phins.  They came out shooting a stellar 61% from the field and a blistering 75% from the arc (6/8).  The 13th tie of the ballgame came at 9:27.  After that it was all Shoreline.  Three straight treys (2 by Kelley, 1 by Antonio Foster) in a minute of play gave the Phins the lead for good.  Phins win 66-57.  Kelley led all scorers with 20, going 5/8 from the arc.  Marquis Armstead pitched in 13.  Johnson finished with 15 and 6 boards.  The Phins shots 40% from the field overall, 48% from the three.


A rare Monday game had Shoreline traveling to Bellingham to face the Whatcom Orcas.  Freshman Tara Bremer continues her late season terror, stockpiling 12 points on 5/11 shooting and dishing out 4 assists in the first half.  The Orcas jumped up quickly on the Lady Phins, using 5 SCC turnovers to build an 11-point lead with 8:48 left in the 1st.  A Justice Perry put-back sparked a 12-2 Phin run over the next 3:26 to put the Phins within 1, 24-25.  The Phins and Orcas traded baskets for the rest of the period, going into halftime with Whatcom up 32-29.  Shoreline committed only one turnover in the final 10 minutes of the half.

The Phins take the lead a bit over 2 minutes into the second half after two free throws by Sophomore Magen Lloyd and a Latrice Johnson three, going up 34-32.  Then the Orcas take control while Phin shooters go cold.  Over the next 9 minutes, Whatcom builds a 14-point cushion via a 24-11 run to lead 63-49.  Turnovers and foul trouble handcuff the Phins late in the period.  Three Phins foul out and the ladies finish with four on the floor.  Whatcom wins 73-56.  See the full box score and updated standings via the NWAC site.

The men attempt to make the weekend sweep in their match-up with 2-12, 0-3 Whatcom.   The Phins come out playing near their best basketball of the season.  They shoot 60% from the field while forcing 11 Orca turnovers. Six minutes in and the Phins build a 12-point lead after a Marquis Armstead 3 which sparked a barrage of treys.  Over the next five minutes, Skyler Kelley hits 2, Armsteads hits another and Josh Wisnubroto adds one more to put Shoreline up 17.  The half ends with a Austin Jordt jumper at the buzzer and the Phins up 41-23.

The teams trade baskets at the beginning of the second half.  Five minutes in, Phin shooters go cold.  Five turnovers and 0-8 shooting over the middle 10 minutes gives Whatcom space to go on a 18-2 run to make it a 2-point ballgame with 5 minutes left.  An Adam Johnson three at 4:42 following by another trey by Kelley and the Phins wrestle back control to win 63-56.  See the full box score and updated standings via the NWAC site.

The Phins host rival Edmonds this Saturday, January 24th.  The women play at 2pm, with the men following at 4pm.  The game will be live-statted and the link will be posted on both our Facebook page and our Twitter account.  We are working on having the game live-streamed and will post updates as soon as we’re set up.



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