The Weekend Surf Report – Jan 26, 2015


Basketball hosted the Edmonds Tritons on Saturday, January 24th.

Let’s start this week’s edition with the men.  The Tritons came into The Aquarium  ranked #3 overall in the NWAC, dropping from #2 in the previous coaches poll.  In an exciting first half that saw 14 lead changes and 9 ties, the Phins looked good, shooting 50% from the field  & 47% from the arc, and holding their own against the higher ranked squad.  Adam Johnson hit a 3 with one minute left in the half, giving the Dolphins a 39-38 lead at half.

The second half was more of the same.  4 lead changes, 8 ties and the Phins up by 5 with 5:48 left in the game after a Marquis Armstead trey.  Over the next 3:30, however, Phin shooters go 1/5 from the field, 0/5 from the 3 and Edmonds ties the ball game with a 7-2 run and 2:18 left on the clock.  The Tritons go up by as many as 6 in the final 2 minutes, though the Phins continue to battle, pulling as close as 3 with 6 seconds left.  A couple controversial technical fouls on the Phins and 3/4 freebies made by EDCC and the final score was 83-76.

Skyler Kelley led the Phins with 19 points, going 5/11 from the 3.  Armstead finished with 17, going 3/7 from the 3 with 4 assists.  Adam Johnson and Josh Loubacane both chipped in 9.  Johnson added 10 boards while Loubacane grabbed 6.

Johnson is currently 4th in the NWAC for rebounding, averaging 10 boards a game.  Kelley is 7th overall for 3-point FG with a 47.8% average along with 10th for free throw percentage with 83.7%.  Ryan Reyes jumps onto the NWAC block leader list, sitting at 19th in the conference with a 0.82 block average per game.  See the full list of leaders on the NWAC site.  Shoreline currently sits tied for 4th in the North with Peninsula & Skagit Valley, all at 2-3.

On the women’s side, Tara Bremer had a stellar first half, putting up 10 points and grabbing 6 boards to help the Lady Phins to a 32-31 halftime lead.

In the second half, the Phins build up a 8-point lead, 49-41, after a Fatuma Abu 3 at 10:38.  Even Justice Perry’s phenomenal rebounding 2nd half couldn’t overcome a Triton team that shot 43% in the second half.  Perry grabbed 15 boards in the 2nd half alone, 8 on the offensive side. Edmonds took the lead for good at 8:38, building as much as a 12 point lead for the win 69-60.

Abu continues her 2nd half terror from the arc, hitting 4/6 for 67%.  She finished with 18 and 6 rebounds.  Bremer finished with 18, 11 boards, 5 steals, and 9 assists.  Perry ended with 11 points, 3 blocks, and 4 steals.

Perry & teammate Magen Lloyd are 7-8 on the NWAC rebounding leaderboard, averaging 8.62 & 8.46 boards per game respectively.  Perry finds herself on two other stat leader lists, including #6 for blocks with 1.69 per game and #10 in steals with 2.69 per game.  Bremer is right behind Perry on the steals list, coming in at #11 with 2.62 steals per game.  She is also #6 overall for assists, dishing out 4.77 per game.  See all team stats via the NWAC site.

The Phins travel to Everett tonight.  Women play at 5pm with the Men following at 7pm.  The next home game is Saturday, January 31st versus the Peninsula College Pirates.  Women at 2pm, men at 4pm.





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