The hot-shooting hands of Columbia Basin were too much for Bellevue as the Bulldogs lost 88-76 on day one of the Warrior Classic held at Walla Walla Community College. After being down by just point at 32-31 at halftime, the Bulldogs could not stop a red-hot CBC offense as the Hawks shot the lights out at 71% from the field. Nearly everything the Hawks threw up went in as they nailed 24-of-34 from the field and were a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line.
The frustration grew quickly in the second half as CBC raced out of the gates forcing BC to call an early 30-second timeout to slow the momentum shift as the ‘dogs didn’t score their first basket until three minutes into the second half. The lead grew up to a 26-point margin at the 9:50 mark with Columbia Basin leading 68-42. Bellevue would close the gap to make the score more respectable thanks to consistency from the free throw line as BC cashed in on several CBC fouls late in the game. Bellevue was 20-for-22 from the free throw line in the second half as the Hawks hacked their way to 16 personal fouls. Trevon Richmond sank 13 of the 20 free throws for the team in the second half en route to a 28-point night. He also led the team with 8 rebounds.
Josiah Pressley came off the bench to score 10 points in the second half. The Bulldogs are now 1-6 overall and play the host team Walla Walla tonight at 6:00 p.m. The Warriors will be looking to avenge their first loss of the year which was also Bellevue’s first win when the two squads met two weeks ago in a 90-80 BC win.
Last Updated December 7, 2019