The Surf Report – February 1st

Men’s and Women’s Basketball traveled to Port Angeles on Saturday, January 30th to take on the Pirates of Peninsula College. Get up to date with both teams as they reach the half way point of North Region play.

Shoreline CC Women's basketball team hosts Olympic CollegeMen’s Basketball entered their contest with Peninsula on  a 3 game losing streak after starting North Region play with a 2-1 record. Some good news for the Phins was the return of point guard Ben Steinbrueck to the line up. Steinbrueck was leading the NWAC in assists before an injury kept him off the court for 6 weeks. The Phins trailed most of the way on Saturday falling behind by as many as 18 points in the first half and 15 in the second half. However Shoreline would not go away and they slowly chipped away at the Peninsula lead. With 35 seconds remaining a Torrence Baker put back got the Phins within 2 points. Peninsula was clutch down the stretch from the free throw line going a perfect 8-8 in the final 3 minutes of the game. The Phins never got closer than 2 points and dropped the game 65-70.

Shoreline was led by Jason Smarr’s 21 points and 6 rebounds. Baker led the lead with 7 rebounds to go with his 7 points. Gadisa Margarsa scored 14 points. Skyler Kelley added 11 points. Devan Jackson grabbed 6 rebounds.

The Phins are now 7-11 overall and 2-5 in North Region play. At the half way point of Region play the Phins are 2 games out of the final playoff spot. Shoreline has a bye on Wednesday and travels to Bellevue College on Saturday, February 6th for a 6pm game against the Bulldogs. Their next home game is Wednesday, February 10th at 7:30pm against Skagit Valley.

Women’s Basketball had a tough task at hand on Saturday. Defending NWAC Champion Peninsula College came into the game in a 3 way tie for first place of the North Region standings. The Phins put up a great fight, but couldn’t overcome a slow first half of scoring. The first half ended with the Phins trailing 15-33. In the second half the Phins could not quite muster a come back but played Peninsula tight eventually dropping the game 47-67.

The Phins were led by 13 points and 4 steals from Darrien Dolquist-Larson. Enjunay Jones-Lee led the team with 8 rebounds to go with her 6 points. Janaya Williams scored 5 point and grabbed 4 rebounds. Paris Sanders also had 4 boards to go with her 4 points.

The Phins are now 4-12 overall and 2-5 in the North Region. Shoreline heads into the second half of league play just 2 games out of the playoffs. The Phins take to the road to face Bellevue College on Saturday, February 6th at 4pm. Their next home game is Wednesday, February 10th at 5:30pm against Skagit Valley.

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