The Surf Report – Feb 12, 2015

|  THE SURF REPORT | SHORELINE, WASHINGTON | ISSUE 8 | VOLUME 1  |

On Saturday, the Lady Phins hosted Bellevue.  Sophomore Justice Perry scored 8 of her 12 points in the first half, grabbing 6 boards in a solid defensive showing by Shoreline.  The Phins held the high-powered Bulldog offense to to 22 first half points, forcing 17 turnovers and limiting the team to 1/6 for 17% from the arc.

In the second half, Bellevue dominated the paint, grabbing 37 boards, 18 on the offensive side.  The Phin defense forced 16 more turnovers, keeping the game in reach for first part of the second half.  Perry & teammate Tara Bremer combined for 11 steals in the latter half alone.  However, the #5 ranked Bulldogs took control mid-2nd half, winning 57-39.  Tara Bremer finished with 10 steals and 7 assists.  Latrice Johnson had 9 points and Magen Lloyd chipped in 8 points & 8 boards.

On the men’s side, the Phins fought through a back-and-forth game to lead by 12 with 3:27 left in the game after Marquis Armstead hit a trey followed by a lay-up.  While the Phins seemed to follow a well-constructed game plan put together by Head Coach Don Brady, a late-half slump led to Bellevue chipped away at the lead, finishing the half on a 6-0 run.  Phins went to the locker room up 28-22.

Bellevue continued to chip away at the Phin lead after half, turning the tables with 16:40 on the clock to take the lead on a Bulldog trey.  Shoreline responded with a taken charge followed by a Armstead 3.  Bellevue tore the lead back on a slew of Phin miscues, going up by as many as 7 before back-to-back treys by Skyler Kelley & Josh Wisnubroto put the Phins back on top.  However, the well-coached Bulldogs took advantage of a Phin scoring drought, including shooting 1/6 (plus two front-ends of 1-and-1’s) from the charity stripe, to take the lead and then held it for the duration.  Time ended with Bellevue on top 62-56.

Yesterday, the teams traveled to Mount Vernon to play the Skagit Valley Cardinals.  The Lady Phins struggled in the first half against the Cardinals, shooting 25% both the field and the arc while committing 10 turnovers.  Meanwhile, Skagit shot 41%, putting them up 10 at half, 31-21.

The second half started with 4 Phin turnovers in the first two minutes while the Cardinals extended their lead to 16.  Skagit dominated the paint, outboarding the Phins 24-7.  The Phin defense forced 15 Cardinal turnovers but poor shooting gave Skagit the win 61-29.

Latrice Johnson went 5/13  for 11 points.  Magen Lloyd finished with 12 and 6 boards.  Tara Bremer finished with 5 steals and 4 assists.  Shoreline’s placings on the NWAC Stat Leaders List have gone largely unchanged with the sophomore Justice Perry now sitting at #4 in blocks with 1.94 per game.

The men were down as many as 8 in the first half before two made FT’s by sophomore Ryan Reyes followed by a block and a Sam Franks 3 turned the tide.  The Phins went on a 11-3 run over the next 2:15 to tie the ball game at 22, a run that included two Antonio Foster treys.  Shoreline finished the half outscoring the Cardinals 9-3, taking a 31-26 lead into the locker room.

At the start of the second half, Skyler Kelley exploded for 10 points as the Phins built an 11-point lead five minutes in.  For the next 8:33, however, the team went ice cold.  Five turnovers and 1/5 shooting from the field cut the Phin lead to one.  At 2:56, the game was tied, however the Phin offense couldn’t find a rhythm, going 1/3 over the final minutes with three turnovers.  The team had 11 turnovers in the second half alone, finishing the game with 14.  The Cardinals win 70-63.

Kelley finished with 15 on 5/9 shooting and 3 steals.  Ryan Reyes chipped in 14 while Adam Johnson added 13 and 7 boards.  The team shot 41% from the field, 47% from the 3.

On the NWAC stat leaders list, freshman Josh Wisnubroto has moved into the top 20 overall for free throw percentage, shooting 81.6% for the season.  Kelley is still on that list, now at #15, and have moved up to #9 on the 3-pt % leaders, shooting 46.3%.

The Phins will host the Olympic Rangers this Saturday, February 14th.  Nothing better than to bring your Valentine to a college basketball game!  Games are free for Shoreline students and staff with Shoreline ID.  All home games are streamed live online along with live stats.  Links to both will be posted on the Shoreline Athletics Facebook page and via Twitter @sccathletics roughly 15 minutes before the start of the game.

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