Highline Smokes Centralia in Big Second Half
Feb. 6 - Whatever the Highline coaching staff told the team at halftime should be written down, taped, or somehow saved and kept for future use. After trailing by eight points at the half, the Thunderbirds found its shooting touch, hitting on 54% from the field in the final twenty minutes on its way to outscoring the Centralia Trailblazers 48-30 for a 72-62 win (stats). The Thunderbirds' Jamie Orme once again led the team in scoring with 23 points whileCoby Myles added 13 points and
Ty Peacock pulled a team high 9 rebounds. Centralia was led by Brayton Keith with 15 points and Joshua Broughton with 13 points and 10 boards.
Ty Peacock twists his way to the hoop in the second half against Grays Harbor.
The Thunderbirds improve to 16-8 for
the year and 7-2 in the NWAC West Division. The team returns home to take on
Lower Columbia on Feb. 10.
Against Grays Harbor
Free Throw Disparity Costs Highline Against Centralia
Feb 6. –
Centralia getting to the charity stripe proved the decisive factor as the Trailblazers outscored Highline by 16 points from the free throw line in defeating the Thunderbirds 70-54 (stats). While the game was basically even in other statistical categories, the Trailblazers went 24-35 in free throws to Highline's 8-13. Although Centralia didn't shoot particularly from the line, the quantity of such opportunities proved to be enough. It was Highline's second consecutive loss after two wins as the team falls to 7-16 for the year (3-6 in league play). Centralia improves to 16-7 (7-1).
Jasmyne Holmes was the only T-Bird scoring in double-figures with 19 points, along with five rebounds and three assists. Centralia's Susan Kenney, with 25 points, was the game's top scorer.
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Jasmine Hasgen with the layup against Grays Harbor
Highline at Southwest Oregon
Report from Head Coach Scott Norton
Jan. 30 - This weekend we were down in Coos Bay to wrestle Southwestern Oregon. We have some wrestlers that are trying to get healthy for the Region 18 Championships in two weeks. So we had a bit of an uphill battle because we forfeited 3 weights, all due to injuries, and left 3 starters on the couch. Highline picked up victories from Andrew Ramirez 133, who hasn’t been beat by a junior college wrestler at 133 lbs. Josh Smith 157, also looked dominant using a series of double leg takedowns to take out Leroy Santos 15 – 5. The other victory came as Tyler Noon beat Tyler Webley 5 – 2. I think our guys wrestled pretty well. What also hurt us was the closely contested matches at 165 and 184. Volodymyr Kalenin was in a tight match at 165, made a mistake in the third period and was caught on his back. Taylor Johnson had the same thing happen at 184. Neither have been in practice over the last week so they weren’t as prepared as they could have been. Highline will be in action at home on Feb. 13 for the Region 18 Championships that qualify each individual wrestler for the national tournament. There should be some great wrestling taking place there.
125 Fransisco Barrera (SWOCC) win by forfeit.
133 Andrew Ramirez (H) 3-2 over Beau Shatto (SWOCC)
141 Braydon Akeo(SWOCC) md. 16-3 over Cole Morriso (H)
149 Randy Nimrick (SWOCC) win by forfeit
157 Josh Smith (H) md. 15-5 over Leroy Santos (SWOCC)
165 Lucius Van Rensberg (SWOCC) fall. Volodymyr Kalenin
174 Tyler Noon (H) d. 5-2 Tyler Webley (SWOCC)
184 Chase Anderson (SWOCC) fall Taylor Johnson(H)
197 Zachary Hammersmith (SWOCC) forfeit
Hwt. Timothy Smith (SWOCC) d.4-3 Teban Mansaray(H)
Against Warner Pacific
Taylor Johnson of Highline about to pin Joe Dickinson (184 lbs)
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Men's Basketball v Grays Harbor
Womens Basketball v Grays Harbor
(home games in red)
**Wed. Feb. 3 8pm
vs Grays Harbor
Sat. Feb. 6 7pm
**Wed. Feb. 10
8pm vs. South
Wed Feb. 17 8pm
at Lower Columbia
**Sat. Feb. 20
**Wed. Feb. 24 8pm
Sat. Feb. 27 4pm
**Wed. Feb. 3 6pm vs. Grays Harbor
Sat. Feb. 6 5pm at Centralia
**Wed. Feb. 10 6pm vs. S. Puget Sound
Wed Feb. 17 6pm at Lower Columbia
**Sat. Feb. 20 12pm vs. Green River
**Wed. Feb. 24 6pm vs. Pierce
Sat. Feb. 27 12pm at Tacoma
Sat. Feb. 13 Regionals Highline 10:00 AM
Fri. Feb. 26 9:00 AM / Sat. Feb. 27 9:00
National Championships, Des Moines, IO
NWAC Player of the Week
In two games last week, Orme tallied averages of 23 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals to go with 4 assists and 2 blocks.
Overall, Orme is currently 4th in the league in rebounds (9.3), 6th in scoring (21.8), 3rd in steals (2.2) and 14th in blocks (1.0).