The Shoreline Community College Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams open their seasons on Tuesday against Northwest Indian College in a doubleheader in the SCC Gym. The Lady Dolphins take the court at 5:30pm while the men’s game is at 7:30pm.
The SCC Lady Dolphin Basketball Team hopes to continue to improve under third year head coach, James Johnson. The team has went 7-17 and 10-15 under Johnson which was a solid improvement over the 3-21 record in 2009-10. Shoreline returns only two players from 2011-12, guard Caitlin Roussopolos who averaged 4.7 points per game, 2.2 assists and 3.9 rebounds and forward Maria Ciraco, who scored 4.8 points per game with 3.75 rebounds. SCC added sophomore Deja Davis from North Seattle CC when NSCC dropped their basketball programs. Davis averaged 2.4 points per game and 2.3 rebounds for the Storm last season. SCC added 8 freshman to the squad.
The SCC Men’s Basketball Team hopes to continue their high scoring ways in 2012-13, as the Dolphins scored 103 points per game in 2011-12, to lead all community colleges/junior colleges in the country and was the 4th highest scoring team of all college basketball teams in the United States. SCC only returns two players as well from their 2011-13 squad, as sophomores Nahshon George and Artez Scharer return for SCC. Scharer will not play until Christmas break due to NWAACC rules.
SCC went 3-1 at the NWAACC Men’s Basketball Championship and finished 7th. The highest finish for Shoreline in school history. The team finished third in the NWAACC Northern Region with a 10-6 league record and a overall 19-12 mark. The team has a bevy of freshmen and transfers on the roster and hopes to find the right combination to run the “System” (the full court pressing style SCC plays). SCC is led by third year coach, Greg Turcott and former NCAA I and Loyola Marymount University star, Bo Kimble, has returned as a part-time volunteer assistant to help the team with the offense/defense he ran at LMU and led the NCAA scoring as well.
Both games can be seen live online at FX Video: http://www.livestream.com/fx_video
Admission to the games are $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for Non-SCC students, seniors, SCC Faculty/Staff and youth. SCC students and kids 5 and under are free. Season tickets can be purchased as well, $30.00 for adults and $20 for Seniors/Youth/SCC Faculty and Staff.