The Surf Report – February 18th


The evening began with a gym dedication event celebrating both 50 years of excellence in athletics as well as the celebration of the completion of the gym renovation. Athletic Director Steve Eskridge opened the festivities. Former Athletic Director Dwight Nyquist shared some interesting stories from his time at the college.  College President Dr. Cheryl Roberts and Dean Kim Thompson also shared some thoughts regarding the history and  of athletics at Shoreline.

Nicol Eskridge sang a rousing national anthem to begin the women’s game.  If you haven’t heard her sing, come out to the last home game next Wednesday at 5:30pm.  You will thank me later.

To the game.  The Lady Phins played outstanding defense in the first half, forcing 13 Whatcom turnovers and compiling 12 steals.  Sindy Truong scored a season-high 11 points to lead the Phins in the first half.  She shot 3/4 from the arc, including one immediately after a Phin timeout to spark a 14-4 run that cut the Orca lead to 1.  She also hit a jumper as time expired to send the teams to the locker rooms.  Orcas 23, Phins 21 at half.

The ladies continued to fight in the second half, despite only playing 5 the entire game.  Magen Lloyd scored 8 of her 10 points in the second half, while Tara Bremer added 7.  Bremer would finish with 10.  The Orcas began to pull away mid-second half as the Phin energy began to wane, however the ladies showed a lot of heart and pride and finished the game strong.  Whatcom won 53-38.  Bremer had 6 steals and 4 assists.  The team has 19 steals while only giving up 12 turnovers.  #PhinPride

In the men’s game, sophomore Antonio Foster hit back-to-back threes in less than a minute to get the Phins started.  Baskets from Josh Loubacane and Josh Wisnubroto kept the pressure on the Orcas.  The Phins shot a stellar 52% in the first half, 67% from the arc, and held the Whatcom offense to 27 points.  Shoreline up at half, 37-27.

The second half started with a 19-11 run, including 4 Adam Johnson buckets, building a 18 point Phin lead.  The Orcas responded with a 13-0 run, cutting the Phin lead to 5.  A Ryan Reyes trey boosted the lead back to 8 with four minutes left.  The Orcas got as close as 3 with a minute left after a slew of Phin fouls, however the Phins made their free throws down the stretch and come away with the win 70-65.

Johnson led the Phins with 14 points and 4 boards.  Marquis Armstead was perfect from the field, shooting 4/4 overall & 2/2 from the arc, for 12.  He added 3 steals.  Ryan Reyes added 9.

Shoreline travels to Edmonds on Saturday for round 2 of the Clash of the Tides.  Game times are 5pm and 7pm.  Join us to support the Phins!



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