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Pervier Selected to All-Tournament First Team

Congratulations are in order to Edmonds College freshman center Payton Pervier who was named to the NWAAACC All-Tournament First team on Tuesday. Pervier set a new tournament mark with 81 rebounds.

Tritons Fall in NWAACC 5th Place Game

KENNEWICK -- Edmonds College wrapped up the 2013-14 campaign with a 74-65 loss to Clark College in the NWAACC fifth-place game held in the Toyota Center. The Tritons end the year with a 19-12 overall record. Read More>>

Edmonds Cages Sasquatch, Advance to 5th Place Game

KENNEWICK -- The Edmonds College men's basketball team shook off a tough loss in the NWAACC quarterfinals and beat Spokane 92-70 Monday afternoon in the Toyota Center. With the win the Tritons advance to the tournament's fifth-place game against No. 1-ranked Clark College Tuesday at noon. Read More>>

Men's Hoops Falls to Pierce

KENNEWICK -- The Edmonds College men's basketball team fell to Pierce 85-63 Sunday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the NWAACC championships held in the Tri-Cities Toyota Center. The loss dropped the Tritons into the loser's bracket where they will face Spokane 2 p.m., Monday. The best that Edmonds College can do now is fifth place. Read More>>

Tritons Stun #2 Treasure Valley

KENNEWICK – The Edmonds College men's basketball team upset second-ranked Treasure Valley 77-70 in opening round of the NWAACC Championships at the Tri-Cities Toyota Center on Saturday. Read More>>

Four Tritons Earn NWAACC Honors


VANCOUVER -- The NWAACC announced its men's basketball All-Stars on Tuesday and four Tritons were among the honorees. Earning a North 1st Team selection and Freshman of the Year honors was freshman center Payton Pervier. Freshman forward Zach Pederson was named to the North 2nd Team while guards Badhasa Margarsa and Mitchl Pohrman each garnered a spot on the All-Defensive Team. Congratulations! Complete List>>

 Edmonds Ends Regular Season Triumphant


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LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds's sophs Badhasa Margasa and Stefan Johnson played their last game on the court of Seaview Gym Saturday. The two Tritons went out in style as Edmonds College defeated visiting Everett CC 98-85 and ended the regular season with a 17-10 overall record, placing fourth in league by going 9-5.

The Tritons now head to Tri-Cities for the NWAACC Championship Tournament that begins next Saturday and runs through Tuesday. Edmonds will take on East champs Treasure Valley at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, in the Toyota Center in Kennewick. 

Edmonds swept both contests versus Everett this year. Earlier the Tritons beat EvCC in a thriller; Saturday's contest didn't end up with a close result but the Trojans never gave up, either. Edmonds College led the visitors 51-33 at the half only to see the Trojans close to single digits midway into the second stanza before Edmonds put the game away late.

Freshman center Payton Pervier notched another double-double, scoring 24 points and pulling in 24 rebounds. The 7-footer also had 5 blocks. Five other Tritons scored at least 10 points. Zach Pederson had 16 points and 8 boards, Philip Maxie added 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, Margarsa had 13 points and both Johnson and Sam Omondi contributed 11 points to the Edmonds College victory.

The Tritons shot 47 percent and dominated the boards (60-34) against the Trojans (13-15, 4-10). 

David Ware had 24 points for EvCC with Jake Allen adding 20 points and 6 rebounds.

Tritons Top Rangers, Clinch NWAACC Berth


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LYNNWOOD – Edmonds College beat Olympic College 87-58 Wednesday night in Seaview Gym. In doing so, Coach Kyle Gray's squad punched their ticket to Tri-Cities, Wash., for a second-straight trip to the NWAACC Championships.

Freshman center Payton Pervier (Glacier Peak HS/Snohomish, Wash.) controlled the paint on both sides of the court early and sophomore point guard Badhasa Margarsa (Nathan Hale HS/Seattle, Wash.) drained four three-pointers early to spark the Tritons to a 23-6 lead.

Edmonds College took a 40-30 advantage into the locker room and would never look back. Freshman Samuel Omondi's powerful slam dunk in the second half put the stamp on the victory. Pervier finished the night with 26 points, 19 rebounds, and 7 blocks. Margarsa scored 20 points, and Ramsey Rosales added 14 points.

Olympic's Cortavius Williams had 16 points for the Rangers in a losing effort. OC (2-11 North, 2-21 overall) will finish out the year at Skagit Valley on Saturday. Edmonds (8-5, 16-10) will host Everett at 7 p.m. to close out the regular season.

The NWAACC Championships start on Saturday, March 1st at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. Edmonds College will be the No. 4 seed from the North Region. They are set to open the tournament on March 1 at 10 a.m. versus the East Region champions, Treasure Valley Community College.

Tritons Triumph at Shoreline CC Behind Late Run

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SHORELINE – The Edmonds College men's basketball team snapped a two-game skid with an 87-72 victory at Shoreline CC Saturday. The win pushes the Tritons' record to 15-10 overall, 7-5 against the NWAACC North. SCC fell to 6-18, 2-10 North.

Edmonds sits in fourth place, two games ahead of Peninsula in the standings. If Edmonds College wins one of its last two regular season contests, or if PC loses one, the Tritons clinch fourth and the final slot for the NWAACC Championship Tournament in Tri-Cities.

The Tritons looked to be in total control Saturday. Edmonds jumped out to an early lead and stretched its advantage to double-digits midway into the first half. The Dolphins rallied, however, and closed the gap to just five points (40-35) at the break.

An early second half run and it seemed that Edmonds College had regained momentum, but that changed when SCC charged back to even the score at 55-55 with eight minutes left in the game.

Coach Kyle Gray called a time out to regroup his squad. The Tritons responded when play resumed – thanks in a big part to Charlie Smith who scored 10 points, including sinking two clutch 3-pointers. Edmonds would outscore the Dolphins over the last eight minutes, 32-17, behind Smith's sharp-shooting and a tough defense led by 7-foot center Payton Pervier.

Pervier ended the game with 20 points, 23 rebounds and 5 blocks. Guards Sam Omondi and Philip Maxie each tallied 16 points with forward Zach Peterson adding 12 points and 10 boards to the Triton triumph.

Earl Thompson had 19 points to lead Shoreline CC.

Edmonds will play its final two home games of the year this week, starting with a 7 pm tilt against Olympic College on Wednesday. Everett comes to Seaview Gym on Saturday to close out the year with a 7 pm game. Edmonds College beat both teams earlier in the season.

Tritons Drop Heartbreaker to Bulldogs

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BELLEVUE –The Triton men's basketball team lost enjoyed a 10-point half time lead but would lose to Bellevue College 74-72 Wednesday night. Edmonds fell to 14-10 overall, 6-5 against North opposition. The Bulldogs improved to 14-10, 8-3 North.

Edmonds came out strong in its road contest at Bellevue College and seemed to be in control of the region game. That control started to waiver in the second half after the Bulldogs put together an extended run. The Triton lead suddenly became a four-point deficit with just a few minutes to go.

Edmonds College clawed its way back, however, and a 3-pointer from Badasha Margarsa put the Tritons up by one-point with 1:15 on the clock. Both sides missed on their next possessions, but the Bulldogs' Austin O'Keefe nailed a trey to give his team a two-point advantage.

The Tritons called a time out to set up their next play. Edmonds ended up taking three shots on its last possession but missed them all. Bellevue College grabbed the ball after the third shot and the game was over.

Bellevue ended up winning both contests against Edmonds College this year, both in the same fashion after the Tritons failed to covert late.

Payton Pervier led Edmonds College with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Margarsa and Sam Omondi each had 12 points with Philip Maxie adding 11 points and 6 rebounds.

Edmonds is on the road for the last time during the 2013-14 regular season with a 4 p.m. game at Shoreline this Saturday.

Orca Men Prevail in Tight Contest

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LYNNWOOD – Edmonds College men's basketball made a final push late in the game, but fell just short losing to Whatcom 64-63 on Saturday night. The Tritons trailed 62-57 with 2:15 remaining, and used a pressure defense to create turnovers, but Whatcom's defense stood up on the final possession of the game to secure the win. Edmonds College was forced to use a timeout on that final possession with under one second left and couldn't convert.

Samuel Omondi turned in one of his best performances of the season for Edmonds. The freshman from Inglemoor HS played stellar defense and traded buckets with fellow Triton Payton Pervier for much of the first half. Omondi contributed 16 points.

The turning point in the game may have been Pervier picking up his fourth foul at the 10:43 mark of the second half. A four point Triton lead (52-48) turned into a 58-52 advantage for Whatcom. For those six minutes the Tritons offense stalled out. The Orcas did not relinquish that lead.

Pervier was the top scorer for Edmonds, finishing with 18 points. He also recorded 14 rebounds and 5 blocks. Zach Pederson had 14 rebounds.

Orcas sophomore guard Kyle Impero lived up to his billing. He scored a game-high 24 points -- including what proved to be the game winning jumper with 1:21 left. Impero has led the NWAACC in scoring the entire season. Whatcom (8-2, 15-5) stays in first place with the win.

Edmonds (6-4, 14-9) will look to bounce back Wednesday, February 12 at Bellevue. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Edmonds College Runs Win Streak to Five

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LYNNWOOD – Edmonds College men's hoops extended its win streak to five games with a convincing 68-48 victory over the Peninsula Pirates on Wednesday night. Edmonds College is now 6-3 in league, and 14-8 overall.

Peninsula dropped to 10-8 overall with the loss and with a 4-5 league mark and a longshot to climb into one of the top four slots.

Payton Pervier led Edmonds with 15 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 blocks. Zach Pederson contributed 11 points – many of them from the post, and Badhasa Margarsa added 11 points. Peninsula had trouble connecting from deep. The Tritons didn't allow a three-point field goal in the game (0 for 15). Pirates guard Xavier Bazile, who was recently named the NWAACC Player of the Week, led Peninsula with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Both teams were coming off upset wins against North Region teams this past Saturday (Edmonds topped Skagit, and Peninsula beat Whatcom). The playoff race in the North Division is tightening – there is now a three-way tie for first place, with the Tritons one game back in the fourth spot. The top four teams will advance to the NWAACC tournament in early March.

Edmonds College will look to continue their hot streak with another home game on Saturday, February 9th in Seaview Gym versus the Whatcom Orcas. Game time is set for 7 p.m. The Orcas defeated Edmonds 95-80 in Bellingham earlier in the year.

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Edmonds Charges Back to Stun Skagit Valley

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MOUNT VERNON – You aren't supposed to win after trailing a team by 14 points on the road – especially when that team is unbeaten in league. But the Edmonds College men's basketball team did rally from a 14-point road deficit to topple sixth-ranked Skagit Valley 82-75 Saturday night.

The win was the fourth straight for the Tritons who are peaking as they enter into the second half of league play. Edmonds is now 13-8 overall, 5-3 in the North, while the first place Cardinals fell to 14-7, 7-1 league. The Tritons are in fourth place in the standings, a game up on Peninsula College. The top four teams from each league qualify for the NWAACC championships.

Saturday's tilt was hard-fought and even a bit chippy with the two rivals combing for 37 fouls, including a technical. The vocal crowd in the cozy gym was into the action as well, cheering on the home-town Cardinals.

It looked like the night would belong to SVC which took an early lead and were able to hold off Triton charges. Edmonds was going uphill all night, closing to gap to two points only to have the Cardinals go back up by six or eight. With 13 minutes remaining in the game it was Skagit Valley enjoying a 14-point lead.

The Tritons kept fighting, however, and crept closer and closer to Skagit Valley, thanks in part to 28 points and 18 rebounds from freshman center Payton Pervier.

Finally, with less than two minutes left, sophomore guard Badhasa Margarsa nailed a 3-pointer to put the Tritons up by one. After a Cardinal possession, freshman guard Ramsey Rosales sealed the deal with a huge trey of his own with 40 seconds on the clock. Edmonds would go on to the 7-point triumph, avenging its 83-56 loss to SVC earlier in the year.

Rosales collected 16 points for Edmonds, with Margarsa adding 9 points, 8 assists and 3 steals. Zach Pederson contributed 11 points and 5 rebounds.

Olajuwon Diggs was SVC's leading scorer with 18 points.

Edmonds hosts Peninsula College in Seaview Gym Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

Payton Pervier Selected as NWAACC Player of the Week

paytonVANCOUVER, Wa. -- Edmonds College freshman center Payton Pervier was selected as the NWAACC Dreamseat Basketball Player of the Week on January 27. Pervier, a 7-foot center, led Edmonds College (12-8; 4-3) to a 87-73 win over North Region opponent Olympic College (1-16; 1-6) and a 90-88 win over Everett College (11-10; 2-5).

Both road wins helped move Edmonds College into fourth place in the North Region. Edmonds has won three games in a row.

Pervier posted 23 points, 20 rebounds, two blocks, and one steal, and two assists in 17 minutes of action in Edmond's win over Olympic. Against Everett, he added 30 points, 19 rebounds, seven blocks, and two steals in 30 minutes of action.

Pervier was a combined 15-16 (94%) from the foul line and finished his week with back-to-back double-doubles while averaging 26.5 points, and 19.5 rebounds per-game, along with 4.5 blocks per-game.

The Snohomish, Washington native has appeared in only seven games this season missing significant time at the start of the season due to injury.  NWAACC Story at http://www.nwaacc.org/basketball/POW.php

Tritons Top Trojans in Thriller

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EVERETT – The Edmonds College men's basketball team outlasted Everett CC on Saturday night, and came away with a tough 90-88 road win – their third in a row. Freshman center Payton Pervier (Glacier Peak HS) also earned his third straight double-double in the victory. He finished with 30 points, 19 rebounds, and 7 blocks. Edmonds won the battle of the boards, pulling down 20 more than Everett (50 to 30). Point guard Badhasa Margarsa (Nathan Hale HS) contributed 14 points, and also had 5 rebounds, and 4 assists. Samuel Omondi (Inglemoor HS) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds.

Everett, who has been known for their ability to shoot the three-ball in past years, did have success from beyond the arc. The Trojans attempted 28 three-pointers, cashing in 13. They also forced Edmonds College into 29 turnovers, which led to 38 points.

Both Edmonds and Everett were NWAACC tournament participants last year. The Tritons lost in the championship game; Everett took home 5th place. The teams will meet again on February 22nd in the Seaview Gym to conclude the regular season.

At the midway point of league play, the Edmonds men sit in fourth place with a 4-3 record. They improved to 12-8 on the year. Edmonds College has a bye this Wednesday before heading to Mount Vernon to take on the first-place Skagit Valley Cardinals on Saturday, February 1st. Skagit was ranked No. 5 overall in the NWAACC in the most recent Coaches Poll.

Tritons Roll Rangers

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BREMERTON – Payton Pervier picked up right where he left off Saturday night, and steered Edmonds to their second straight win, 87-73 at Olympic College. He finished with 23 points and 20 rebounds recording a double-double in his second consecutive game.

Edmonds held the advantage on the boards, outrebounding Olympic 57 to 38. The Tritons shot 50 percent from three-point range (8-for-16). Zach Pederson added 13 points, and is currently the eighth leading scorer in the NWAACC, averaging 20 points per game. Olympic's A.J. Sedillo tallied 23 points in a losing effort.

Edmonds College evened its league record to 3-3, and improved to 11-8 overall. They will be at Everett Saturday. Game time is set for 6pm.

Edmonds Outlasts Visiting Shoreline

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LYNNWOOD – The Edmonds College men's basketball team improved to 10-8 overall and 2-3 against NWAACC North opponents after a 90-82 victory over Shoreline CC Saturday in Seaview Gym.

Freshman center Payton Pervier led the way for the Tritons by scoring 34 points and pulling in 22 rebounds. He went 12 of 18 at the field and was also an impressive 10-for-10 from the stripe.

After a back-and-forth game in the first half, the Tritons took control in the second period. Zach Pederson earned a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Edmonds College took advantage of free throws (22-of-27) to seal the victory.

Shoreline is now 0-5 in league, and 3-13 overall. 

The Tritons are on the road for three contests, starting on Wednesday, January 22,with a game at Olympic College that begins at 7:00 p.m.

Bellevue Escapes Seaview With the Win


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LYNNWOOD – It took the Bellevue Bulldogs all 40 minutes to earn a 63-60 league win against the Edmonds College Tritons Wednesday night in Seaview Gymnasium.

Edmonds had the early advantage but Bellevue opened up an 11 point lead midway through the second half. The game looked well in hand for the visitors but Triton Ramsey Rosales did as much as he could to bring Edmonds College back from the brink. The freshman guard from Glacier Peak HS nailed three straight from behind the arc – including converting a four-point play – to give the Tritons a chance at the end of regulation. Badhasa Margarsa's rushed three point attempt at the buzzer rimmed out, sealing the victory for Bellevue.

Zach Pederson contributed 20 points and Peyton Pervier grabbed 11 rebounds for Edmonds College. Austin O'Keefe paced the Bulldog attack with 29 points. Edmonds dropped to 1-3 in league with the loss. They are now 9-8 on the season. Bellevue improved to 4-0 in league, and 10-7 overall.

Next up for Edmonds College is Shoreline on Saturday night. Tip-off in Seaview Gym is set for 7 p.m.

Orcas, Impero Sink Tritons

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BELLINGHAM – Whatcom CC remained unbeaten in North Region play and downed Edmonds College 95-80 on Saturday night in Bellingham. Orcas guard Kyle Impero proved to be a tough task, scoring a game-high 32 points – he also added 10 boards. Impero is currently the second-leading scorer in the NWAACC.

Zach Pederson continued to have the hot hand, leading the Tritons with 22 points. Freshman guard Philip Maxie, who has seen more time of late, chipped in 13 points.

Saturday also marked the first game back for seven-footer Peyton Pervier, who played 17 minutes, tallying 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Pervier had been out with a back injury.

Edmonds College has two home games coming up this week – Wednesday against Bellevue, and Saturday versus Shoreline. Both games will start at 7pm in Seaview Gym.

Pederson Leads Edmonds College Over Peninsula

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PORT ANGELES – Zach Pederson scored 32 points and pulled down 8 rebounds to lift Edmonds College over Peninsula 75-66 Wednesday night. The freshman forward went 13 of 25 from the field and hit all 6 free throws he attempted.

Edmonds improved to 9-6 overall, 1-1 in NWAACC North play with the win. The Pirates fell to 1-4, 0-2 NWAACC.

Sam Omondi added 12 points and 11 rebounds to the Triton triumph with Philip Maxie scoring 10 points. Other notables were Devin Stoen (9 points), Mitchl Pohrman (7 points, 4 assists) and Badhasa Margarsa (5 assists).

Edmonds College went into the break with a 36-30 lead and outscored Peninsula 39-36 in the second. As a team the Tritons outshot the Pirates 46 to 33 percent.

The Tritons are on the road Saturday for their next contest at Whatcom College. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Edmonds Men Suffer Loss to SVC

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LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds College Tritons opened up North play with a tough 82-56 loss to visiting Skagit Valley on Saturday. The loss drops the Tritons to 8-6 overall, 0-1 NWAACC.

A close contest to start saw the Cardinals put some distance between themselves and Edmonds by the middle of the first quarter. By the break it was SVC up 44-28. Edmonds College kept the Cardinals closer in the second but it wasn't enough.

Skagit outshot the Tritons 54 percent to 35 percent and outrebounded Edmonds 42-22.

Edmonds College was paced by Devin Stoen's 16 points. Zach Pederson added 12 points in the loss. The Cardinals were led by Greg Cox who scored 16 points. Vince Payne and Malik Barnes contributed 14 and 12 points respectively.

The Tritons are on the road next week with tilts at Peninsula and Whatcom.