Going into the night the Shoreline Community College Dolphins and the Edmonds Community College Tritons knew it would be a battle to the end. The Dolphins came in looking to upset the Tritons on their Sophomore night and last home game of the season. The women’s teams played first in quite the match up to the end. The Tritons pulled out the win with a 68-67 finish. Directly afterwards the men’s game didn’t finish quite as close with the Dolphins falling to the Tritons 99-80.
In a close game all the way through the Dolphin Women’s Basketball team hung in there with their hard working defense. They were able to cause 23 Triton turnovers that led to 19 of their points. It seemed even with 5 players scoring in double digits it was not enough to end on top. The Tritons bench players were able to light it up scoring 33 of the teams points. After a great fight the Dolphins were not able to hold on.
Directly following the men’s teams took the court, both teams looking to further secure their playoff hopes. After the loss Shoreline no longer seems to solely hold it’s NWAACC playoff destiny. However, Edmonds was able to clench the Northern Region Title and guaranteed 1st seed into the NWAACC Championships.
The Dolphin’s Men’s Basketball team had high hopes for a late push to claim the Northern Region 4th seed and move forward into NWAACC post season play. Last nights loss has changed those hopes. Moving into the last 3 games of the regular season the top teams in the Northern Region are all going to be challenged by each other as they fight for the last two spots into the NWAACC Championship. Only two games separate Peninsula, Everett, Bellevue and Shoreline and all have a tough last 3 games ahead of them.
It is clear the race for the NWAACC Championships is going to come down to the last game of regular season. The Dolphins are set to take on Peninsula College this Wednesday in their last home game of the season. Be sure to come support your Dolphins as they fight to finish their seasons strong. The women will tip off at 5:30 pm and the men shortly after at 7:30 pm on Wednesday February 20th in Shoreline Gym. In honor of the Sophomore’s last home game as a Dolphin we will be honoring Deja Davis, Wendy Wang, Caitlin Roussopolos, Anita Huang, Damon Leitch, Kadeem Stewart, Zachary Hafen, Joshua Youngblood, Nashon George and Joe Dickinson.