After a 68-65 loss to Bellevue College on January 25th the Shoreline Dolphins found themselves at 2-3 in the North Region. The Phins trailed 1st place Peninsula by 2 games and sat in 5th place in the North Region standings. Nine games later Shoreline is celebrating their 1st North Region championship since 2010 and only the 4th Region championship in the history of Shoreline Men’s Basketball.
The Phins began their turnaround with two big road wins to close out the first half of North Region play. Shoreline won at Olympic by a score of 68-54 then traveled to Everett and came away with a tough 83-75 victory. Next up was a trip to Port Angeles to take on Peninsula and try to pull within one game of the Pirates. Playing in a high school gym due to inclement weather at Peninsula’s campus, the Phins pulled out an ugly 58-51 road win. The Phins would go on to win their next 5 games completing an 8 game win streak that took them from 5th to 1st. Shoreline dropped their final game of North Region play to Everett but still secured the North Region title and the #1 seed heading into the NWAC Basketball Championships.
Shoreline will participate in the NWAC tourney beginning on Thursday, March 9th at Everett Community College. The draw for the NWAC Basketball Championship Tournament will take place on Sunday, March 5th at 3pm. You can watch it live on the NWAC YouTube Channel.