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* SCC Men’s Basketball Holds Off Late Everett Charge

The Shoreline Community College men’s basketball team jumped out to a large lead, saw it all evaporate in the later stages of the game, but held on to defeat Everett CC 84-81.


Shoreline was up 53-39 at half and pushed the lead to 68-45 before Everett hit high gear and pulled with 6 points with 1 minute left to play. SCC missed 5 free throws in a row at the late stages of the game to let ECC get with striking distance, but was able to hold on for the win and break a two game losing streak of overtime games (on the road against Edmonds and Peninsula).


Alfie Miller led a balanced attack for Shoreline with 19 points, followed miller.jpgby Zackery Kelsh with 16 points, Joe Bodmon 13, Blayne Clanton and Sean Jones added 12 each. Shoreline shot 52% from the field in the first half to take the lead but managed only 42% in the second half. SCC was only 10 for 19 from the free throw line, including the 5 straight misses in the final minutes of the game.


Shoreline is now 11-7 on the season, 4-4 in the NWAACC Northern Region and will begin the second half of the region season on Wednesday against Bellevue College in the SCC Gym at 7:30 pm. BC beat SCC 68-53 in early January at Bellevue. Everett falls to 2-13 on the season, 2-6 in the region.


Alfie Miller dropped in 19 for the Dolphins

* SCC Men’s Basketball Drops Second Straight Overtime Game On the Road

A snake-bit Shoreline Community College men’s basketball team dropped an overtime game to Peninsula College on Wednesday night in Port Angeles, WA by the score of 87-83. The Dolphins also lost an overtime game to Edmonds CC on Saturday at ECC in a 88-84 battle. The defending Northern Region Champions now find themselves in tie for 5th place in the NWAACC Northern Region with North Seattle CC. The top four teams in the region go to the NWAACC Championship and Shoreline trails Whatcom CC now by one game for the fourth position.


Shoreline led by one point at half, 40-39. Peninsula outscored SCC by kelsh.jpgone in the second half to send the game into overtime. Zach Kelsh had a bit night for SCC with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Sean Jones continued with a hot hand and added 19 points on the night. Alfie Miller also added 15 points and Blayne Clanton 10 but the Peninsula bench outscored SCC bench 28 to 8 as Shoreline depth has been reduced by injuries and defections from the team.


The Dolphins now are 10-7 over, 3-4 in the Northern Region. Peninsula moved to 12-5 overall and leads the region with a 7-1 record. Shoreline faces Everett CC on Saturday at 4 pm in the SCC Gym.




Kelsh scored 24 points


* SCC Men’s Basketball Drops Heartbreaker in Overtime to Edmonds CC

The Shoreline Community College men’s basketball team dropped an overtime game to Edmonds CC on Saturday at the Edmonds CC gym.

SCC was behind 37-29 at half, but fought back to outscore Edmonds 47-39 to force the game into overtime.  But in OT, ECC outscored SCC 8-4 to win the game.  The loss dropped Shoreline into fifth place in the NWAACC Northern Division, 1 game behind Whatcom CC and Bellevue College who are tied for fourth place. The top four teams in the division in the region go to the NWAACC Championship in March. The loss was even bigger for SCC, as Edmonds was winless in the region going into the game and SCC had just upset Whatcom CC, the fourth ranked team in the NWAACC on Wednesday night in the SCC Gym.

Sean Jones was the leading scorer for the Dolphins as he scored 22 points.  Alfie Miller had 18 and Joe Bodman dropped 15 in for SCC along with 10 rebounds.  Joseph Holifield rounded out the double digit scoring with 10 points.  Dion Overstreet was a monster for Edmonds, scoring 42 points, 21 from three point range.

Shoreline is now 10-6 overall, 3-3 in the region.  Edmonds is 3-11 overall and 1-5 in the region.  SCC heads on the road Wednesday to face Northern Region leader, Peninsula Colleg,e in Port Angeles, WA.  Peninsula is 6-1 in the region and 11-5 overall.  SCC returns home on Saturday afternoon to face Everett Community College in the final game of the first half of the region schedule.  Game time is 4 pm in the SCC Gym.

* SCC Men’s Basketball Upsets #4 Ranked Whatcom Community College

Led by freshman Zachery Kelsh with 31 points, the SCC Men’s Basketball team defeated Whatcom Community College on Wednesday night in the SCC Gym 97-94.  Whatcom is ranked #4 in the NWAACC Top 10 Poll while SCC dropped out after being ranked #8 the past two polls. Kelsh also had 7 rebounds on the night.  Shoreline also had four other players in double figures, as Sean Jones had 15 points, Blayne kelsh1.JPGClanton and Alfie Miller added 13 each and Joseph Holifield dropped in 12.


Whatcom jumped out to an early double digit lead, but SCC cut it to two points at half-time, 40-38.  SCC grabbed several leads of 10 points in the second half, but Whatcom came fighting back as well.  SCC shot 50% for the game including 7 of 13 from 3 point range.


Shoreline is now 10-5 overall, 3-2 in the NWAACC Northern Region.  SCC travels to Edmonds CC on Saturday night to take on the rival Tritons. Game time is 7:00 pm. Whatcom is now 11-3 overall and 3-2 in the region.


Kelsh scored 31 points on WCC



* SCC Men’s Basketball Defeats North Seattle CC 82-68

The Shoreline Community College’s Men’s Basketball team pulled even in their region record at 2-2, and 9-5 overall with a 82-68 victory over North Seattle Community College on Monday night in the SCC Gym. A back and forth game in the first ten minutes of the contest, turned into a 10 point lead for the Dolphins by half and the SCC squad was not challenged in the second half as they cruised to victory.


Sean Jones lead SCC with 23 points while Zachery Kelsh added 20 as turcott.jpgthe Dolphins dominated the inside game.  Joseph Holifield scored 12 while Joe Bodman and Alife Miller added 11 each.


SCC takes on Whatcom Community College on Wednesday night in the SCC Gym. Whatcom is the #2 ranked team in the NWAACC while Shoreline is #8. Game time is 7:30 pm.

Coach Turcott

* SCC Men’s Basketball Hammers Olympic College

The Shoreline Community College Men’s Basketball Team routed Olympic College on Wednesday night in the SCC Gym. The Dolphins broke up a close game in the first half, as SCC led by only two points at half-time, 35-33. But SCC steadily pulled away from the Rangers in the second half for the 14 point win.


Shoreline was led by Sean Jones with 18 points followed by Zachery Kelsh with 14 and Alifie Miller with 13. Joe Holifield played a solid defensive game for the SCC as he grabbed 11 rebounds, including 8 on the defensive boards and had four steals.


SCC is now 8-4 overall, 1-1 in the NWAACC Region. The Dolphins play a blitz of games in the next week, as they travel to Skagit Valley College on Saturday, host North Seattle CC on Monday and Whatcom on Wednesday at 7:30 pm in the SCC gym. A struggling Olympic team dropped to 1-9 overall and 0-3 region.

Sean Jones