Although Bellevue College’s women’s basketball returns only three players, their veteran presence appears to be strong as sophomores Amanda Luckett and Natalie Amos cashed in for 34 of the team’s 64 in a 64-53 win last night at Courter Family Athletic Pavilion. Luckett, who was one of BC’s most consistent players last season, picked right up where she left off with an 8-for-13 night from the field and 13 rebounds; 5 of them coming offensively. Amos, who had several offensive outbursts last year, chipped in 13 points and had 7 rebounds and led the ‘dogs with 6 assists. Freshman point guard, Addy Clabby, who was a starter last year and received a medical redshirt approval after a season-ending injury, endured 30 minutes on the floor and added 7 points.
The Bulldogs were in control much of the game, and at one point was on the verge of a blowout after a 23-point second quarter, giving BC a comfortable 37-20 cushion at intermission. Centralia made things interesting in the third quarter, as BC shot 25% and whittled down a 20-point deficit down to 8. After Clabby nailed a three-pointer to give Bellevue a commanding 40-20 lead, Centralia fought back with a 14-2 run that made it 42-34 with 2:27 to go in the third quarter.
In the fourth, BC kept Centralia at a distance until three consecutive turnovers allowed Centralia to sneak back to with 6 with 6:25 to go. Luckett made several key free throws and had made some big rebounds in the final few minutes to preserve the win.
Bellevue (1-0) travels south to take on Linn-Benton in Albany, OR for a 2:00 tipoff on Sunday November 24.
Last Updated November 22, 2019