After many games against Elite Prep coming up on the losing side, Bellevue College basketball shot the lights out in the first half as they cruised to an 87-74 win tonight at Courter Family Athletic Pavilion. The win come against a local academy comprised of many of top players in transition from high school to college. Curtis Walker led BC with 23 points. He was on fire in the first half, shooting 5-for-8 from the floor and led the ‘dogs with six rebounds as well. Walker was one of many who took the BC offense to the perimeter with an astounding 21 attempts out of a first half total of 39 from three-point range. With more than half of their attempts coming from long range, BC was able to drain enough of them to jump out 46-31.
Although Elite Prep did manage to outscore the Bulldogs 43-41 in the second half, the academy squad ran out of steam with only six players playing in the contest. Malik Sanchez made his Bulldog debut and complemented Walker nicely with 12 points and five rebounds. BC’s depth is now becoming more evident as league play approaches as eleven players contributed with six scoring eight points or more. BC’s Ting-Jhao Jian, who has been Bellevue’s main offensive threat all year, took very few attempts but showed his court sense and versatility with a team-leading eight assists, a steal, a blocked shot, and only one turnover.
The Bulldogs are now 7-4 and have a final non-league tune up this Saturday against Highline. Tipoff is set for 4:00 p.m.
Last Updated January 3, 2019