BC MEN LOSE BATTLE AGAINST YAKIMA
The Bellevue Bulldogs took the court Friday, Dec. 10, against the #1 NWAACC-ranked Yakima Valley Yaks. Bellevue went into the game with a 2-1 record after finishing third in the Pierce Thanksgiving Tournament. The Yaks went into the game with a 4-1 record, having lost to Highline the night before. Looking for revenge, the Yaks jumped out to an early lead over the Bulldogs and didn’t look back. Yakima defeated Bellevue with a final score of 90-79.
The Yaks opened the game with some sharp shooting, hitting 6 of 12 three-pointers in the first half. Bellevue also shot the ball well, shooting 48% from the field, and 58% from the 3-point arc, but that could not make up for the turnovers. The Bulldogs coughed the ball up 23 times, while the Yaks only had 12 turnovers. After getting jumped on from the start, Bellevue battled back and cut the lead to seven going into the half. There were numerous times when the Bulldogs made a run at Yakima's lead, but never made it over the hump. It was a hard-fought game, but the higher-ranked Yaks came out on top.
Bellevue’s Cedric Clarington led Bulldogs’ scorers with 19 points, while Brad Valentine added 14, and Malcholm Love dropped in 12. Daniel Simon led the Bulldogs with eight rebounds. The men's team will travel this weekend to Pendleton, Oregon, to compete in the Blue Mountain Crossover Tournament Dec 17-19. When they return, the Bulldogs play Wednesday, Dec. 22, taking on Highline at 7 PM at the ShoWare Center in Kent.
Please visit the BC Athletics website http://bellevuecollege.edu/athletics/ for additional team information. For complete standings, coaches’ polls and up-to-the-minute results go to http://nwaacc.org
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