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 by 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