Hot Second Half Propels BC Men to 65-62 Win Over Skagit Valley

Malik Sanchez drives for a layup

photo: Malik Sanchez drives for a layup in the win over Skagit Valley. photo by Rick May

Bellevue College men’s basketball came back from a 12 point halftime deficit to defeat Skagit Valley at home 65-62 tonight at Courter Family Athletic Pavilion.

In addition to playing somewhat of a sloppy first half, committing 11 turnovers, Bellevue fell victim to Skagit Valley’s hot hand as the Cardinals scorched Bellevue with 41 points on nearly 50% shooting from the field.

BC played clean basketball all around in the second half as Curtis Walker was 6-for-8 from the field, scoring 14 of his 16 points in the second frame to lead Bellevue. Bellevue took it’s turn with the hot hand, shooting 47% while Skagit cooled down to 33%.

The Bulldogs whittled down the Skagit 12 point lead throughout the first part of the second half, and took the lead at the 7:36 mark on a jump shot by Walker.  The lead would then be exchanged several times, winding down to the final seconds before a foul by Skagit’s Cade Isakson put BC’s Emmanuel Siale at the line. The sophomore drained both to put BC up 64-62 with only seconds to go to seal the win.

Walker led Bellevue with 16 points. He was 7-for-11 from the field and also led the ‘dogs with seven rebounds. Malik Sanchez added 12.

Bellevue is now 1-1 in league (10-5 overall) while Skagit Valley falls to 0-2 in league (8-8 overall). The Bulldogs’ next action is Wednesday January 16 at Whatcom. Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m.

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Last Updated February 26, 2019