Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Edmonds Comes Close Against Whatcom

Shaleea Butler scored 25 points Saturday
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LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds CC and visiting Whatcom CC fought hard for 40 minutes in Seaview Gym Saturday in a game that saw 13 lead changes and six ties but it was WCC winning 71-64. 

The all-freshmen EdCC women led 59-58 with less than five minutes remaining in the NWAC North Region game but the visiting Orcas would outscore the Tritons 13-4 down the stretch.

The Tritons went into intermission down 35-31 but came out of the break with two quick buckets to even the score. Edmonds went up by as much as five points and trailed by as many as nine with 12 minutes remaining. A 12-2 run put EdCC in the lead at 56-55.

EdCC outshot WCC 49 to 43 percent and both squads made just two 3-pointers. What really hurt the Tritons and helped the Orcas was the free-throw line. Edmonds made just 10-of-21 from the line while Whatcom was good on 23-of-31. 

Shaleea Butler had her best game in a Triton uniform, scoring 25 points on an 8-for-11 shooting night and adding nine free-throws. The freshman guard also pulled in seven rebounds and had three steals and two assists. 

Asiyah Davis added 20 points, six boards, two steals and two assists. Mariah Martin and Mia Hayek contributed nine and six points respectively. 

Leading the Orcas with 20 points was Nikki Gilbert. Gilbert was especially effective at the stripe late, making 13-14 there. 

Whatcom improved to 7-10 overall, 2-2 in league play with EdCC falling to 1-13, 0-3. The Tritons will be on the road this week, playing at Bellevue on Wednesday at 5 pm and at Shoreline on Saturday at 2 pm. 

Tritons Top Whatcom for Eighth Straight Victory

Ian Tevis dunks against WCC
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LYNNWOOD -- The NWAC No. 2-ranked Tritons won their eighth-straight game Saturday night in Seaview Gym when they defeated visiting Whatcom 93-55. With the win Edmonds CC improved to 15-3 overall, 3-0 in North league play. 

WCC scored the game's first points but a 3-pointer from Triton guard Charlie Smith put the Tritons in the lead for good. Edmonds would extend its advantage to double-digits nine minutes in and be up by as much as 20 points before entering the break in front 42-28.

The Orcas closed the gap to 11 points in the second stanza but EdCC would quickly take back control of the NWAC North contest. With seven minutes remaining the advantage was 36 points. The EdCC lead was a game-best 41 points at 1:03. 

The Tritons led WCC in just about every offensive category, including shooting percentage (52 to 31 percent) and 3-pointers (12 to 2). Whatcom (2-13, 0-4)  did have the advantage in rebounds (44-31).

Smith paced Edmonds with 19 points and five assists with Ian Tevis adding 16 points. Zach Pederson had 11 points and Umut Akkepenek had nine points. Thirteen Tritons played Saturday with 11 scoring at least two points. 

No Whatcom player reached double-digits in points, though three Orcas (Isaak Davies, Casey Leek and Quinton Whitfield) scored eight points.

The Tritons will head to Bellevue on Wednesday, January 21. That 7 pm North tilt will be the top game in the NWAC as BC (16-2, 3-0) enters with as the League's top-ranked squad with EdCC sitting at No. 2. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Triton Men Beat Everett, Win 7th Straight

Devin Stoen scored 19 points Wednesday
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LYNNWOOD - Edmonds CC, the NWAC's No. 2-ranked men's basketball team, defeated visiting Everett CC 88-62 Wednesday night in Seaview Gym and improved to 14-3 overall, 2-0 in North League play. The victory was the seventh-straight for EdCC.

Everett (10-7, 1-1) went ahead 7-3 but an 8-0 EdCC run erased the deficit and put the home team in front for good. The Tritons led by 10 points less than eight minutes into the contest and entered the half up 50-31. 

The second half saw EvCC nearly close the gap to single digits but Edmonds eventually went up by as much as 26 points, which was the final margin of victory.

The Tritons shot 41 percent, compared to just 28 percent from Everett and pulled down 52 rebounds to 45 from the Trojans. 

Charlie Smith and Devin Stoen did most of the offensive work for the Tritons, scoring 22 and 19 points respectively. Smith added eight rebounds. Zach Pederson contributed 14 points and seven rebounds with Sam Omondi scoring 10 points in the win.

Just two Trojans: Dominque McClendon (16) and Luke DuChesne (12) reached double-digits in points. 

The Tritons welcome Whatcom CC for a North League tilt on Saturday, tip-off is at 7 p.m.