Monday, February 29, 2016

Tritons Beat SVC to Secure Host NWAC Host Bid

Loren LaCasse scored 26 Saturday

LYNNWOOD -- Thanks to EdCC’s 95-84 win at Skagit Valley on Saturday and Bellevue’s defeat of Everett on Sunday, the Tritons ended up the regular season with an 8-6 record in the NWAC North, good for second place in the final standings. Edmonds, as the second seed in the North, will host East #3 Yakima Valley in a NWAC First Round Playoff Game on Saturday, March 5. Tip-off in Seaview Gym is at 5 pm.

EdCC (19-8 overall) closed the regular season with two straight wins, rebounding from a prior five-game skid. Freshman Loren LaCasse led Edmonds with 26 points Saturday with Devin Price chipping in with 14 points and both Jas Coulson and Dylan Carter adding 12 points to the Triton tally. Giovanni Williams went 5-6 from the field for 11 points.

The Tritons shot 64.2 percent, a far cry from the low percentages they were putting up during the losing streak. EdCC also out-rebounded the Cardinals 32-23. SVC finished the season 11-16 overall, 4-10 in North play.

Edmonds qualified for the postseason for the fourth straight season. Visiting Yakima Valley comes into Saturday’s playoff tilt on a four-game streak with a 15-13 overall mark, 9-5 in East play. The Yaks are led by Max Jones who averages 18 points and 6 rebounds a game. Demetrius Trammell is right behind, averaging 17.46 points a game. Cameron Jensen and Tyler Cluff put up 9.96 and 9 points per contest.

Since the first round game is considered a NWAC event, EdCC will operate under league guidelines. Ticket prices for Saturday are $10 general admission, $7 for seniors/ military and children 7-12 years old. Children under six are free. NWAC students that show an EdPass will be allowed in free. 

If you cannot make the game, you can watch live at:

The first round is single-elimination, loser-out format. The winner of the eight first round games advance to Everett CC, the final site of this year’s NWAC tournament. Tournament Information. 

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