BULLDOGS MEN NOTCH TWO
The Bellevue College men’s basketball team added two wins to their North Division record over the long holiday weekend. First defeating Olympic 94-76, then delivering their first league loss to Skagit Valley by a tight score of 70-67.
Traveling to Bremerton on Saturday, Jan. 15, the Bulldogs took on the Olympic Rangers and came away with a 94-76 victory. The Bulldogs used a high octane offense to defeat the Olympic College rangers, with six players scoring in double figures. Leading the pack for Bellevue was sophomore guard Cedric Clarington with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Five other Bulldogs contributed in the double digits: Daniel Simon (15, all coming in the second half of the game), Malcholm Love (12), Antonio Gonzalez (11), while Dallas Searles and Brad Valentine knocked in 10 each.
Monday, Jan. 17, Bellevue hosted North Region rival Skagit Valley College, with the Cardinals locked in a tie for first place with Peninsula and riding a four-game winning streak. Bellevue turned in a solid defensive effort holding Skagit Valley to 67 points on the night. Bellevue was able to convert key free throws down the stretch and pulled out a 70-67 victory. Clarington again led the Bulldogs with 17 points, followed by Rex Nelson’s 16 and 6 rebounds. Antonio Gonzalez played 35 minutes matched up against the North Division's leading scorer Justin King and filled the box score with 11 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. The biggest play of the night was a game-saving block by Simon on King to preserve the Bulldogs’ one point lead with less than 30 seconds to play. These two wins improve Bellevue’s standings to 3-1 league, and 8-5 season, and a tie with Whatcom for the second spot in the North Division.
Bellevue continues its four games in eight days stretch with contests against North Seattle Community College and Whatcom Community College. Bellevue hosts North Seattle (2-3, 3-10) Wednesday, Jan. 19, game time 7:30 p.m. Then a road trip weekend takes Bellevue to Whatcom (3-1, 11-2) to face the Orcas Saturday, Jan. 22, with a 7 p.m. tip-off.
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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