SCC Hosts NWAACC Men’s Basketball Crossover Tournament

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

SCC Men's 2010 Basketball.  Photo by Wilson Tsoi.
The Shoreline Community College Athletic Department will host the NWAACC Northern Region Men’s Basketball Crossover, featuring eight basketball teams from across Washington and Oregon. The tournament is December 17th through the 19th and will feature four games on Friday and Saturday and three games on Sunday.

The host Dolphins of Shoreline will play Friday night, December 17, at 7:30 pm against Southwestern Oregon Community College. SCC, the defending NWAACC Northern Region Champions, is 5-2 on the early season and has won the consolation bracket of both the Pierce Community College tournament and the Community College of Spokane/Northern Idaho tournament. SCC has lost the first game of each tournament, but then won two games to capture the consolation trophy.

Shoreline is led by three players averaging in double figures, sophomore Alfie Miller leads the team at 16.86 points a game, Sean Jones, another sophomore is adding 15.80 and freshman, Zach Kelsh is dropping in 15.14. Both Miller and Kelsh have been on one All-Tournament team each so far this season.

The tournament features the top ranked NWAACC team in Yakima Valley Community College, who are 5-1 on the season. SCC is ranked 8th in the league and could will face YVCC on Saturday if both teams win on Friday night. Pierce CC and Highline CC also received votes in the NWAACC Top 8 poll but did not break into the official rankings. Highline also knocked off Yakima last week and will face YVCC in the opening round.

Other teams and the pairings in the tournament:

Friday, December 17th

1:00 PM: Skagit Valley College (1-2) Vs Big Bend Community College (3-1)
3:00 PM Linn-Benton Community College (2-3) Vs Pierce Community College (5-2)
5:30 PM Highline Community College (2-2) Vs Yakima Valley Community College (5-1)
7:30 PM Shoreline Community College (5-2) Vs Southwest Oregon Community College (3-5)

Game times are the same for Saturday, December 18th and on Sunday, December 19th, the consolation final is at 10:00 AM, 3rd Place Game at Noon and the Championship Game at 2:00 PM.

Admission is $6.00 for adults per day, $4.00 for Non-SCC Students, Seniors (60 and over), an active Military with ID and SCC Students are admitted “FREE” with student ID.

--Douglas W. Palmer, SCC Director of Athletics and Recreation/Wellness


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