Wednesday, December 22, 2010
* SCC Men’s Basketball Remains #8 In NWAACC Rankings
The Shoreline Community College Men’s Basketball Team remains ranked #8 in the NWAACC Men’s Basketball Poll released yesterday. The Dolphins are 7-3 on the season, and finished 3rd out of eight teams in the NWAACC Crossover Tournament held at the SCC Gym December 17-19th. SCC has played in three tournaments during the pre-region schedule and finished as the consolation winner in two of the tournaments and 3rd place at the crossover.
Two of three of the SCC losses have been to teams ranked higher than them in the NWAACC poll, #2 ranked CC of Spokane and #4 ranked Highline CC, that SCC lost to in the crossover, 73-71 in the tournament semifinals. SCC defeated #6 ranked Clackamas CC from Oregon in the CC of Spokane tournament. Region foe, Whatcom CC is ranked #1 and the only undefeated NWAACC team still left standing. Four of the teams in the recent crossover tournament hosted by SCC, are ranked or in the “Others” receiving votes.
NWAACC Top Eight Poll:
1. Whatcom CC 8-0 66 points
2. CC of Spokane 8-4 59 points
3. Tacoma CC 5-1 51 points
4. Highline CC 5-2 28 points
Lower Columbia College 6-2 28 points
6 Clackamas CC 5-2 25 points
7 Yakima Valley CC 5-3 15 points
8 Shoreline CC 7-3 13 points
Others receiving votes: Walla Walla (12), Big Bend (5), Clark (5), Pierce (4), Bellevue (1)
Leading SCC in scoring is Sean Jones with a 16.00 point average and 6.38 rebounds per game, followed closely by Alfie Miller with a 15.90 point average and freshman Zach Kelsh at 15.30 points per game and 8.20 rebounds per contest.
Shoreline Head Coach is Greg Turcott, who is in his first year, after taking over for Butch Estes that led the Dolphins to the Northern Region Championship last season and a NWAACC Men’s Basketball Tournament appearance.
SCC returns to the basketball court on January 5, as it opens its Northern Region schedule on the road at Bellevue College and returns home on January 12th in its home Northern Region opener against Olympic College.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
* Shoreline Community College’s Men’s Basketball Team Finishes 3rd in NWAACC Crossover
The SCC Men’s Basketball Team finished third in the NWAACC Crossover Tournament held in the SCC Gym, December 17-19. The Dolphins opened the tournament with a 80-77 victory over Southwestern Oregon Community College. Then the Highline Community College Thunderbirds ended SCC’s hopes of winning the tournament with a tough fought 73-71 heartbreaking defeat for the Dolphins. SCC then bounced back on Sunday with another battle, as SCC defeated NWAACC Northern Region rival, Skagit Valley College, 78-77, as SVC hit the final shot of the game, but it was a two pointer and not three for the tie.
Highline won the event with a 64-52 victory over Pierce College. In the first game of the final day, Big Bend Community College defeated Southwestern Oregon CC, 110-83, to take fourth place. Linn-Benton CC from Oregon, and Yakima Valley Community College were also in the eight team tournament.
In the opener for SCC, Southwestern Oregon bounced to an early lead, but Shoreline got control of the game at the end of the first half, to lead 45-38 at the break. Southwest Oregon stayed in the game, but SCC hit their free throws at the end of the game, to come away with the three point victory. Alfie Miller and Sean Jones scored 16 points each for Shoreline, while Joe Bodman added 14, Zachery Kelsh had 11 points and 14 rebounds while Carlos Rhodes scored 10 points as Shoreline managed a balanced attack for the game.
In the one of the best games of the tournament, Highline and SCC battled back and forth in a game that saw the scored be tied 12 times and 10 lead changes. SCC had the biggest lead of the game, 46-38 in the early part of the second half, but could not hold it against the tough Thunderbird team. HCC hit a layup on a tough drive through traffic with 2 seconds left to seal the game. Zach Kelsh led SCC with 22 points, followed by Sean Jones with 17 points and 10 rebounds, Blayne Clanton with 13 and Joe Bodman with 11.
In another see-saw affair, Shoreline battled fellow Northern Region foe, Skagit Valley College. In this game, there was 19 lead changes, and 13 ties as Skagit held a one point lead at half, 40 to 39. Again, SCC started off the second half strong and lead 53-45, but SVC came back within three and had the final shot of the game, which was made, but the SVC player was just inside the three point arch and shot only counted for two points, and giving SCC the victory. Alfie Miller scored 21 points and Sean Jones added 16 with 7 boards. Zachery Kelsh added 14 as well.
Sean Jones was named All-Tournament for his consistent efforts in all three games.
SCC is now 7-3 overall and has completed its pre-region schedule. The Dolphins have played in three tournaments and finished 2-1 in each one. One third place finish and two consolation championships. SCC returns to action on January 5, 2011 at Bellevue College in the opening NWAACC Northern Region game of the year.
Monday, December 13, 2010
* SCC Hosts NWAACC Men’s Basketball Crossover Tournament
The Shoreline Community College Athletic Department will host the NWAACC Northern Region Men’s Basketball Crossover, featuring eight basketball teams from across Washington and Oregon. The tournament is December 17th through the 19th and will feature 4 games on Friday and Saturday and three games on Sunday.
The host Dolphins of Shoreline will play Friday night, December 17th, at 7:30 PM against Southwestern Oregon Community College. SCC, the defending NWAACC Northern Region Champions are 5-2 on the early season and have won the consolation bracket of both the Pierce Community College tournament and the Community College of Spokane/Northern Idaho tournament. SCC has lost the first game of each tournament, but then won two games to capture the consolation trophy.
Shoreline is led by three players averaging in double figures, sophomore Alfie Miller leads the team at 16.86 points a game, Sean Jones, another sophomore is adding 15.80 and freshman, Zach Kelsh is dropping in 15.14. Both Miller and Kelsh have been on one All-Tournament team each so far this season.
The tournament features the top ranked NWAACC team in Yakima Valley Community College, who are 5-1 on the season. SCC is ranked 8th in the league and could will face YVCC on Saturday if both teams win on Friday night. Pierce CC and Highline CC also received votes in the NWAACC Top 8 poll but did not break into the official rankings. Highline also knocked off Yakima last week and will face YVCC in the opening round.
Other teams and the pairings in the tournament:
Friday, December 17th
1:00 PM: Skagit Valley College (1-2) Vs Big Bend Community College (3-1)
3:00 PM Linn-Benton Community College (2-3) Vs Pierce Community College (5-2)
5:30 PM Highline Community College (2-2) Vs Yakima Valley Community College (5-1)
7:30 PM Shoreline Community College (5-2) Vs Southwest Oregon Community College (3-5)
Game times are the same for Saturday, December 18th and on Sunday, December 19th, the consolation final is at 10:00 AM, 3rd Place Game at Noon and the Championship Game at 2:00 PM.
Admission is $6.00 for adults per day, $4.00 for Non-SCC Students, Seniors (60 and over), an active Military with ID and SCC Students are admitted “FREE” with student ID.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
* SCC Men's Basketball Ranked 8th In NWAACC
The Shoreline Community College Men's Basketball team is ranked 8th in the first NWAACC Poll for the season which was released on Wednesday. The defending Northern Region Champions are 5-2 on the season, as new head coach Greg Turcott has SCC off to a solid start. Both losses this season for the Dolphins are to teams ranked higher than them in the poll, #4 CC of Spokane and #6 Green River CC. Two Northern Region Teams are ranked above SCC, as Whatcom CC comes in at #2 and Bellevue College is #7.
Shoreline is led by sophomore Alfie Miller who is scoring 16.86 points again, followed by sophomore Sean Jones at 15.80 points and freshman Zack Kelsh at 15.14. Miller was named All-Tournament at Bigfoot/Cardinal tournament, which was played at the CC of Spokane/North Idaho College last weekend, while Kelsh was named All-Tournament at the Pierce Community College Thanksgiving Tournament. SCC has won the consolation bracket at both tournaments it has played in this year.
SCC plays again at the NWAACC Crossover Tournament that Shoreline hosts December 17-19. SCC faces Southwest Oregon at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 17th, in the opening round. If SCC wins that game, they will likely face #1 ranked Yakima Valley Community College in the semifinals.
Alfie Miller, leading team scorer
Sunday, December 05, 2010
* SCC Men’s Basketball Wins Consolation Bracket at Tournament
For the second consecutive weekend, the Shoreline Community College Basketball Team won the consolation bracket at an eight team tournament. The Dolphins went 2-1 at the Community College of Spokane/North Idaho College’s Bigfoot/Cardinal Tournament.
In the opening game on Friday night, the SCC squad dropped a 76-59 game to the host CC of Spokane. SCC was cold shooting in the first half, scoring only 18 points while shooting 23% from field to trail Spokane 34-18 at half. SCC played even in the second half, being outscored 42-41 but could not make up any ground was sent to the consolation bracket. SCC was led by Alfie Miller with 17 points and Sean Jones and Zack Kelsh with 12 each.
Shoreline faced Clackamas Community College of Oregon in the first consolation game on Saturday and defeated the defending NWAACC champions by the score of 82-76. The Dolphins had a balanced attack led by Zach Kelsh with 18 points, Sean Jones and Blayne Clanton had 14 each and Alfie Miller added 13.
The Dolphins then faced rival Edmonds Community College in the consolation finals on Sunday, and routed the Tritons 79-66 as Joe Bodman scored 20 points followed by Sean Jones with 16, Alfie Miller with 13 and Zack Kelsh with 12. The SCC bench proved to be the difference, as the SCC reserves outscored Edmonds 30 to 6 in the game.
Alfie Miller was named All-Tournament by averaging 14.3 points per game.
Shoreline, the defending the NWAACC Northern Region Champions, are now 5-2 on the season and now take a two week break before hosting the eight team NWWAACC Northern Region Crossover Tournament in the SCC Gym on December 17-19, with two teams from each of the NWAACC four regions in the tournament.