Monday, January 25, 2016

Triton Hoops Sweeps Shoreline

The Tritons played in front of a large crowd Saturday

The EdCC basketball teams notched a sweep of visiting Shoreline CC in Seaview Gymnasium Saturday afternoon. The Triton women rallied from an early deficit to top the Dolphins 67-63, while the NWAC No. 3-ranked Edmonds men cruised to the 92-58 triumph in front of a large crowd boosted by students from Viewlands Elementary.

The women opened up the North Region twinbill. Shoreline went up by seven points early on but the Tritons narrowed the gap to three points by the end of the first quarter and then used a 15-6 second quarter to enter intermission with a 32-26 advantage.

The Dolphins came right back and took a brief lead in the third quarter before EdCC eventually pulled ahead for good late in the fourth.

EdCC received contributions from everyone. It was Asiyah Davis leading the scoring with 21 points and 6 rebounds. Ellie Greene added 19 points, 6 boards and 3 assists. Shaleea Butler pulled in 13 rebounds and scored 5 points with Jade Garcia-Williams, Adelisa Husovic and Gabi Lofgren all contributing 6 points.

The Tritons shot 42 percent from the field and were solid at the line, going 20-24 there as a team.

Enjunay Jones-Lee had 25 points to lead SCC.

The men took the court next and continued their winning ways with a 34-point win over the Dolphins. The Tritons shot 47 percent in the game and outrebounded the visitors by 10 (36-26). In addition, EdCC poured in 11 3-pointers.

Leading the charge offensively was Loren LaCasse with another double-double, 16 points and 12 boards. Jas Coulson added 14 points and 4 assists with Zach Walton scoring 13 points and dishing out 5 assists. Dylan Carter also had 13 points with Gio Williams contributing 11 points in the win.

The Dolphins struggled shooting, making just 20-68 (29 percent). Joe Ghebrehiwot led SCC with 16 points.

The Triton men improved to 15-3 overall, 4-1 North and dropped Shoreline to 7-9, 2-3.

Both EdCC squads are on the road Wednesday, traveling to Olympic College for a twinbill. The women start at 5 pm, the men at 7 pm. Edmonds welcomes Skagit Valley to Seaview on Saturday (2 pm women, 4 pm men). 

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