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Sweet 16 Here We Come: Men’s Basketball Tops Shoreline

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Sophomore night on the Trojan’s last regular season game, resulted in the recognition of each and every upperclassmen including Gio Jackson, Coleman Grayson and Conner Moffatt. Each player received some momento’s including a bouquet and a custom made blanket with their names on it.

Shoreline’s aggressive approach on defense stumped Everett early on and their offense started hot as well giving them a quick eight point lead in the first five minutes. The Trojans began to warm up around the six minute mark though, and their shots began to fall.

With ten minutes left in the first half, the Trojans looked up to a 14 point deficit, but a comeback push started to take shape with nine minutes left, and Everett went to work doubling their total from 16 points to 32 to tie it up by the half.

“Our shots weren’t falling in the first half. We knew they’d start falling in the second half, so we pretty much focused on defending,” said Tori Odom, EvCC freshman guard.

The second half began with a constant increase of Everett’s lead over the Dolphins. The Trojans precision passes and well thought out shots gave them an edge over Shoreline’s free shooting offense. Gio Jackson, Trojan point guard accounted for 22 of Everett’s 91 points, and was a major key in the second half push to give everett the 91-87 win.

“We’re gonna get after each other a little bit in practice. The next few practices are gonna be hard,” said Head Coach Mike Trautman in regards to the game plan for the upcoming NWAC tournament.

The NWAC championship tournament is scheduled to begin on March 10 at Everett’s Walt Price Fitness Center. The Trojans face off against the #4 seeded Chemeketa at 8pm on Saturday.

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