Another Road Win
Highline 68 Green River 63
Feb. 17 – Highline won its second consecutive road game by edging past the the Green River Gators 68 – 63 box. With the win Highline moves to 10-15 for the year and 5-6 in league play, with three games left in the regular season. David Harris was his usual consistent self with 26 points and 8 rebounds, with Weston Vandenhazel going for 12 points on 6-7 shooting from the field. the Gators were led by Alex Sommerfield with 25 points.
While the T-Birds were once again outrebounded, they compensated by outshooting Green River in three-point shots, hitting 11-29 from behind the arc, compared to Green River only hitting 4-20.
Highline next hosts Pierce College on Feb. 21.
Solid Road Win
Highline 86 Grays Harbor 76
Feb. 14 – the Thunderbirds spanned a four-game losing streak by defeating the home Grays Harbor Chokers 86-76 box. With the win Highline moves to 9-15 for the year and 4-6 in league play, still within striking distance of a playoff spot with four games left in the regular season. David Harris, playing all 40 minutes, led the T-Birds with 21 points and 11 rebounds, Steffun Singleton, also logging 40 minutes, had 11 points and eight assists. Grays Harbor’s Zach Marrotte had 20 points and 11 rebounds in the loss. Highline next plays on Feb. 17 at Green River.
Tough Loss at Home
Tacoma 80 Highline 73
Feb. 10 – Tacoma’s balanced offensive overcame the 33 points of Highline’s David Harris as the Thunderbirds dropped its fourth consecutive game, losing to the visiting Titans 80-73 (box). Harris, in addition to being the game’s high scorer, also collected a game high 14 rebounds. Weston Vandenhazel, coming off the bench, added 12 points. Tacoma had four players scoring in double-figures, paced by Quintin Bethea with 28 points. The loss leaves Highline at 8-15 for the season and 3-6 in the NWAC West Division, tied for fifth place with Pierce.
The Thunderbirds look for a much needed win in visiting Grays Harbor on Feb. 14.
|(L to R) Trenten McCall, Remeake Keith, Tristan Miguel, Steffun Singleton, Myles Potter, Antaveus Brown, David Harris, Desmond Hudson, Weston Vandenhazel, Robert Hester, Neil Green, Coby Rothwell, Chris Holmes, Travis Rice, RJ Nelson, Jeremi Hanks, Coby Myles, Jason Haller (MGR)|