Ending on a High Note
Highline Thumps Gators in Sophomores' Final Home Game
Feb. 25 – in its
final home game of the season, Highline
said goodbye to its seven graduating
sophomores and hello to 20 minutes of
the best basketball it has played all
year in roaring back from an eight point
halftime deficit to defeat the Green
River Gators 77-58 (stats).
One of those sophomores, Brittany
Barrington, led the Thunderbirds with 24
points while Chardonnae Miller added 12
points and seven rebounds and Justina
Laney chipped with 11 points. Green
River was led by Jjessica Norlander’ 27
It was cold shooting (28%) and turnovers
(10) that plagued Highline during the
first half, with Green River leading by
as many as 11 points. The second half
was a completely different story for
both the Thunderbird offense and
The team shot 50% and forced 18
Green River turnovers, using a 12-2
right out of halftime to take the lead,
ended up outscoring Green River 48-21 in
the final 20 minutes.
Highline has one game left in the regular season,
Feb. 28 at Clark College.
With the win, the Thunderbirds,
already assured of a playoff spot, are
12-3 in the NWAC West Division and 18-10
for the season.
Graduating sophomores include
Brittany Barrington, Shelby Collins,
Kayla Ivy, Justina Lacey, Ionna Price,
Calli Remitz, and Allie Weathersby.
Highline outrebounded Green River
47-37, including a 20-9 edge on the
Going Out a Winner
Sophomores Spark Win in Last Home
Feb. 25 - The hot shooting got the party going but it was a
blocked shot by Isom Brown that
brought the crowd to its feet as
Highline took control of the game
from the outset in a 84-61 (stats)
over Green River.
the win Highline (21-6) maintains
first place in the NWAC West
Division at 13-2, with the division
championship on the line on Feb. 28
when the Thunderbirds visit second
place Clark College (12-3).
Highline got off to a blistering start, taking a 20-2 lead behind a rain of three-point shots by sophomores Madison McCaffrey (19 points), Doug McDaniel (12 points), and Ben Tucakovic (14 points). The play of the game, however, came on the defensive end when Isom Brown sprinted the length of the court and blocked the breakaway layup attempt of a Green River guard. Although Green River would play Highline pretty evenly in the second half, the Thunderbirds 24 point halftime lead proved far too much for the Gators to overcome. In addition to the sophomores, Thunderbird Remeake Keith had a fine game with 14 points, seven rebounds, and three blocked shots in 19 minutes of play.
Game Notes: Graduating sophomores include AJ Banks, Isom Brown, Jimmy Keum, Harold Lee, Madison McCaffrey, Doug McDaniel, Ben Tucakovic. Highlline shot 58% in the first half and 52% for the game, scoring 25 points from 18 Green River turnovers. The Thunderbirds bench outscored that of Green River 27-18.
Highline vs. South Puget Sound
On the Attack
Brittany Barrington with two of her 24 points in Highline's win over Green River.
Swoop to the Hoop
Doug McDaniel with one of his patented drives to the basket.
(bold - home meets)
Feb. 27 NJCAA National Championships
Feb. 28 NJCAA National Championships
Apr. 11 Wrestling Banquet
(vs - home @ - away)
Feb. 25 8pm
vs. Green River
Feb. 28 3pm
(vs - home @ - away)
Feb. 25 6pm vs.Green River
Feb. 28 1pm@ Clark