The SCC Men's Basketball Team struggled shooting on Wednesday night, but was able to pullout the 84-79 victory over Edmonds Community College just the same and with losses by Bellevue College and North Seattle Community College on the night, the Dolphins moved into third place in the NWAACC Northern Region and gave themselves some breathing room in regards to the NWAACC Basketball Championship, as they now have a two game lead on North Seattle CC with 3 games to go, to clinch a berth in the NWAACC Championship.
Sophomore Avery Scharer led SCC with a great night, scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists, just one assist short of a "Triple Double". Kelly Hong added 15 points (5 three pointers) while Earlie Dixon dropped 14 in and Joe Bodman and Jordan Lupher scored 11 and 10 respectively.
The Dolphins only shot 39.5% for the night, only connecting on 12 of 25 free throws (48%) and could not stop Marc Taylor of ECC, who scored 31 points for the Tritons but costly Edmonds turnovers at the end of the game and Jordan Lupher hitting 5 of 6 free throws down the stretch, sealed the game for SCC.
Shoreline is now 15-9 on the season, 9-4 in the region. SCC trails Peninsula College by one game for 2nd place in the division and leads Bellevue College by a 1/2 game for third. Edmonds drops to 2-18 overall and 2-10 in the region.
Shoreline plays at Everett CC on Saturday at 6:00 PM. If the Dolphins win there, it will set-up another showdown game in the SCC Gym, as Shoreline plays Peninsula College at home on President Day (Monday) at 6:30 PM with 2nd place in the region on the line.