The Surf Report – Feb 26


It was a roller coaster evening.  A night of celebration brimming with potential that ended in devastating heartache.

The women were down to 5 players due to injuries, yet they approached the game with a mission to enjoy the evening.  Everett hopped out to a early lead, up by 15 eight minutes into the game, as the Lady Phins were figuring out how to play with a patchwork lineup.

The first Phin bucket came from freshman Madeline Roberts on a pass from Fatuma Abu at 16:37.  That stood as the only Shoreline score until 11:43 when Roberts scored again on a contested layup.  Then sophomore Magen Lloyd hit 2 jumpers and a putback while Abu added a trey and a jumper to the mix.

In the second half, Justice Perry closed out her sophomore home-stand with 15 second-half points, including swishing the one-and-only three she’s attempted all season, and 7 boards.  She would finish with her third double-double of the season with 15 points and 15 boards.  Abu would finish with 10 points and 4 boards.  Lloyd finished her sophomore home-stand with 12 points and 8 boards.  Everett won the game 74-41.  Watch the game replay via our YouTube channel.

Between games, both teams honored their sophomores and their contributions to their respective programs.  The women celebrated Perry & Lloyd.  The men celebrated five soph’s:  Antonio Foster, Adam Johnson, Austin Jordt, Ryan Reyes, and Ryan Wisnubroto. Also celebrated were two cheerleading sophomores, Gabby Fewing and Kaila McLean.  These two ladies were instrumental in beginning the cheer club.  Read about all 9 sophomores here.

On the men’s side, the three-ball ruled the first half as Everett came out firing, hitting their first two treys in the first 1:30 of the game, and building a 7-point lead.  The Phins cut that lead to 2 after a Ryan Reyes 3 and an Adam Johnson bucket.  Reyes hit another from beyond the arc 3 minutes later to tie the game at 19.  Three treys in :30 by the Trojans catapulted them to a 10-point lead, a lead that held to halftime.

The second half started with Everett hitting two quick buckets and a free throw to go up 15.  Then freshman Marquis Armstead almost single-handedly pushed the Phins to a 14-2 run over the next 5 minutes to bring the game within 3.  He scored 11, 7 of those from the charity stripe, while Adam Johnson added 3 to that run.

Johnson hit another trey just under 10 minutes to bring the Phins within 2.  Freshman Skyler Kelley hit another 3 minutes later to made the divide 1.  Armstead then hit 2 more free throws to put the Phins up 1 with 5:56 remaining.  The game was then tied at 4:44 then again at 3:09.  A couple made free throws up the Trojans up 2, a lead eliminated by a huge Kelley trey.  Phins up 1 with 18 seconds remaining.  Everett calls a timeout with 6 seconds left.  Their play call gets them a decent 3-point look, but it hits short and the rebound goes off Shoreline with 0.4 seconds on the clock.  A missed defensive assignment gives the Trojans an open 10-foot sideline jumper, which they nail as time expires to win 74-73. Watch the entire game via our YouTube channel.  A huge thank you to the Snohomish Times for their masterful video production and play-by-play this season.

That loss effectively eliminates the Phins from playoff contention regardless of what happens tomorrow at Peninsula.  Armstead finished with 19 points and 7 boards.  Johnson had 21 points and 7 boards plus 3 steals.  Reyes finished with 16 points, 5 boards, 2 block and 3 assists.  Josh Wisnubroto finished with 5 assists and 4 boards.

Last game of the season is tomorrow at Peninsula College.  Game times are 5pm and 7pm.

Check out photos from both games plus sophomore night celebrations on our Facebook page.


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