The Shoreline Community College Basketball Teams
are heading in opposite directions as the season reaches the mid-point of the
NWAACC Northern Region schedule. The men’s team is on the upswing, but the Lady
Dolphins find it hard to get traction.
The SCC men’s team is 11-8 overall and 5-3 in
the Northern Region. They have won 3 out of 4 games and just beat the NWAACC’s
#1 ranked team, Bellevue College, to end the first half of the region schedule.
The SCC women’s team is 8-9, the losers of their past 3 games and are 2-6 in
The men’s squad, led by 2nd year head coach,
Greg Turcott, is tied for 4th in the Northern Region with North Seattle
Community College (the top four teams in the region make the NWAACC Basketball
Championship at the end of the season). The Dolphins have 3 of the 4 toughest
games left on the schedule at home, including a showdown with North Seattle on
“Homecoming” night in the SCC Gym, on February 8th. North Seattle defeated SCC
at NSCC 111 to 99 back on January 11.
SCC faces Skagit Valley College on Wednesday
night at 7:30 PM in the SCC Gym to open the second half of the region schedule
and Dolphins defeated SVC on January 4th in Mt. Vernon, WA 114 to 105.
The SCC Women’s Team faces the region’s #1 team,
Skagit Valley College on Wednesday night in the SCC Gym at 5:30 PM, the
Cardinals come into the game with a 8-0 record in the region and 13-5 overall
record. The Lady Dolphins dropped 94-63 game to SVC to start the region
The SCC men’s team is averaging 104 points per
game, running the famed “System” that Loyola Marymount University ran in the
late 1980’s early 1990’s. The team has LMU legend, Bo Kimble, who led the NCAA
in scoring in 1990, as an assistant coach this season to help implement the
“System” which consists of a full court press on defense with a fast offense of
shooting quickly every time down the court.
The SCC men are led by sophomore Avery Scharer
who is scoring 18.18 points per game, 10th best in the NWAACC while he is
leading the NWAACC in assists, with a 10.00 average per game. SCC has 5 other
players scoring in double figures led by freshman Will Acromite, 16.47 ppg,
sophomore Joe Bodman, 14.50 points per game, while leading the NWAACC in
rebounding, with a 11.44 average per game, Earlie Dixon, 12.50 ppg, Rueben
Donaldson, 10.35 ppg and Jordan Lupfer, 10.11 finish off the double digit
Under 2nd year Coach James Johnson,
the Lady Dolphins have improved this season, already passing last year’s win
total by one game with 8 games to go, but points still have been an issue this
year for the SCC squad. The women’s team is only scoring 56.41 points per game,
while shooting only 32% from the floor.
The Lady Dolphins got off to a good start,
having a 6-3 record going into region play, but has found the tough NWAACC
Northern Region a hard nut to crack, only defeating winless Olympic College and
Edmonds Community College in region play so far.
SCC is led by sophomore Jenny Voss, who is the
only Lady Dolphin scoring in double figures, with a 10.11 average per game.
Gnanamani Hooyman is second in scoring with a 9.94 average and Kaleigh Phillips
is third with a 9.8 average. Hooyman, Phillips and freshman Michan Luecke are
all averaging just over 5 rebounds per game while Voss is 12th in the NWAACC in
steals, with 51 total.
Both teams have 8 games left in the season, with
four games being at home and four games on the road. SCC games at home are:
Wednesday February 1 Skagit Valley College 5:30
PM and 7:30 PM
Wednesday February 8 North Seattle CC 5:30 PM
and 7:30 PM
Saturday February 11 Whatcom CC 2:00 PM and 4:00
Monday February 20 Peninsula College 4:30 PM and
February 1 and 11, has the special promotion
“Fly Your Paper Plane” to win a chance at two free airline tickets. February
8th is SCC Homecoming and February 20th is “Sophomore Night”.