The Surf Report – February 17th

Men’s and Women’s Basketball traveled across the Puget Sound to take on the Rangers of Olympic College on Saturday, February 13th. See how your Phins fared in the North Region double header in the Surf Report:

Shoreline CC Women's basketball team hosts Olympic CollegeWomen’s Basketball came into their match up with Olympic trailing Everett by 3 games for the final North Region playoff spot. In their previous game with the Rangers our Phins pulled away in the 4th quarter to get a 56-46 victory. This time around neither team could pull away as Olympic held a 1 point lead at the end of each of the first 3 quarters. In the 4th quarter Olympic finally created enough a of a cushion to force the Phins to have to foul down the stretch. Olympic knocked down 18-25 free throws for the game and hit 4-4 down the stretch with the pressure on to seal a tight 53-49 victory over the Phins. The Phins forced 20 turnovers and held Olympic to just 28% shooting but could not overcome their own shooting woes to get the road win.

The Phins were led by Chrishelle Sentman’s 13 points and 5 rebounds off the bench. Janaya Williams came off the bench to add 11 points. Betty Alem and Paris Sanders combined for 9 points and 13 rebounds. Shoreline falls to 2-8 in the North Region and 4-15 overall. They remain 3 games behind 4th place Everett with 4 games to go in North Region play. Shoreline travels to Whatcom on Wednesday, February 17th for a 5pm tip off. Their next home game is Saturday, February 20th at 2pm against Edmonds.

Men’s Basketball came into their game with Olympic needing a win to keep pace in the crowded NorthShoreline basketball hosts Highline Region playoff race. The Phins came out with purpose in the first half holding the high scoring Rangers to just 36 points. Foul trouble in the first half finally caught up to the Phins in the second half as Torrence Baker and Kwame Kang both fouled out and were limited in minutes. The Phins were unable match their first half defensive effort in the second half and gave up 53 points to Olympic in the second stanza. Shoreline made 14 3 pointers in the game, but could not keep pace with Olympic’s second half barrage and dropped the game 89-86.

The Phins were led by Jason Smarr’s 28 points and 6 rebounds. Gadisa Margarsa scored 18 points and handed out 7 assists while being tasked with guarding the leading scorer in the NWAC. Devan Jackson came off the bench to score 14 points and grab 6 rebounds. Ben Steinbrueck scored 13 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 8 assists in his most minutes since coming back from injury. The loss drops Shoreline to 3-7 in the North Region and 8-13 overall. The Phins trail 3 teams tied for the final two playoff spots. Shoreline travels to Whatcom on Wednesday, February 17th to take on the Orcas in a must win game for the Phins. Their next home game is Saturday, February 20th at 4pm against Edmonds.

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