Taking Down Tacoma in Extra Time
Highline Records First Conference Victory
Jan. 12 – Tristan Miguel scored 8 of his game high 25 points in overtime as Highline eked past the visiting Tacoma Titans 87-78. In addition to his scoring, MIguel added a team high 11 rebounds. David Harris contributed 21 points and 9 rebounds and Mahlik added 8 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists. Tacoma was led by Cameron Collins with 21 points.
After taking a 37-29 halftime lead, Highline surrendered the lead, trailing by two after Tacoma’s Travis Parker-Lopez hit a layup with a minute remaining in the second half. With both team missing scoring chances, David Harris rebounded a Tacoma miss and was fouled with 10 seconds left. He made both free throws to tie the game and the t-Birds dodged a bullet as Parker-Lopez missed a long jumper with six seconds left and Dakota Murr missed the follow-up tip in. Highline dominated the overtime, taking command in outscoring the Titans 8-2 in the first three minutes.
Highline now stands at 12-5 for the season and 1-1 in league play, with an away game at Grays Harbor on Jan. 16.
Mahlik Hall goes up against Tacoma center Amir Hajisafar.
Coby Myles contests the jumper by Tacoma’s Travis Parker-Lopez
Heading into Conference Play
Highline finished its pre-conference play at 11-4 and winners of six of its last seven games. Sophomores David Harris and Coby Myles lead the offense, with a strong contribution by redshirt freshman Tristan Miguel. Freshmen Ryder Kavanagh and Noah Harper, along with sophomore Coby Rothwell provide scoring punch and energy off the bench. The team begins conference play with a visit to South Puget Sound on Jan. 9 before returning home against Tacoma on Jan. 12.
Offense (per game)
Scoring Average: 88.5 ppg
FG%: 50.2% (4th in NWAC)
3-pt FG%: 38.8% (6th in NWAC)
Free Throws: 76.3% (4th in NWAC)
Assists: 12.9apg Total Rebounds: 34.3 rpg
Offensive: 8.2 rpg
Defensive: 26.1 rpg Steals: 4.4 spg
Blocks: 2.1 bpg
Defense (averages per game)
Points Average Against: 81.6 ppg
FG% against: 45.3%
3-pt FG% Against: 35.5%
Rebounds Against : 33.3 rpg
Offensive Rebounds Against: 11.2 rpg
Defensive Rebounds Against: 22.1 rpg
Scoring: David Harris 19.5 ppg
Rebounds: David Harris 7.0 rpg
Assists: Coby Myles 3.3 apg
Steals: Mahlik Hall 1.9 spg
Blocks: Tristan Miguel 1.3 bpg
Sophomore David Harris leads the team averaging19.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.
Center Tristan Miguel (redshirt freshman) gives the team an inside scoring threat.
The 2018/19 Highline Men’s Basketball Team
L to R: Remeake Keith, Coby Myles, Mahlik Hall, Ryder Kavanagh, Coby Rothwell, Emmanuel Mulibea, Ethan Gates, Tristan Miguel, David Harris, Nathan Yockey, Trenten McCall, Darius Mitchell, Jordan Purvis, Micah Zevenbergen, Jason Holler (Mgr)
Not Pictured: Noah Harper, Israel Brown, RJ Nelson, Gedeon Gakemba