For the third time this season, the Whatcom Community College Orcas got the best of the Shoreline Community College Men's Basketball Team. The Dolphins lost to Whatcom 112 to 82 in the SCC Gym as the Orcas swept the region series and beat SCC at a Thanksgiving Tournament. Whatcom scored 118, 120 and 112 points on the Dolphins in three games while holding SCC to under 100 points twice this season.
SCC was leading the game by 10 points with 5 minutes left in the first half, but point guard Avery Scharer, the NWAACC assist leader, got his third foul of the half and had to go to the bench and the Orcas took advantage, shifting the game from a 10 point deficient to a 11 point lead at half-time, 54-43. The Dolphins never recovered as Whatcom led 100 to 66 at one point in the 2nd half and cruised to victory.
SCC was led by Joe Bodman with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Will Acromite and Earl Thompson, Jr. added 11 points each for SCC, but no one else scored in double digits. Avery Scharer added 10 assists for the night, but struggled from the floor, shooting 1 for 9 for the game.
Shoreline shot only 29%% for the game, hitting only 26 of 88 shots and 4 of 24 three point tries. Whatcom shot 51% for the night and dominated the boards, out-rebounding SCC 66 to 49.
The Dolphins five game winning streak comes to an end and their record goes to 14-9 on the season, and 8-4 in the NWAACC Northern Region. Whatcom, the NWAAC's #2 team, is now 19-3 and 11-1.
SCC tries to return to win column as it travels to rival Edmonds Community College on Wednesday night to face the Tritons. Game time is 7:00 PM.