Host Walla Walla put up 49 points in the first half as the Warriors took one back from Bellevue tonight, 91-73. The Bulldogs, now 1-7 on the year, got their lone win against an undefeated Walla Walla team two weeks ago in Bellevue. Walla Walla took control of the boards in the first half limiting Bellevue to one-shot opportunities as the Warriors established the offense from three-point range, firing off 15 attempts. The Warriors hit 60% of them giving them a comfortable 13-point lead heading into the locker room at halftime.
Early in the second half, the Bulldog defense keyed a comeback as Bellevue cut the deficit from 13 to just 4 on a blocked shot by Trey Lawrence and moments later a steal by freshman Christian Lakes which allowed BC to whittle the score down to 53-49. Bellevue gave the lead right back with a foul and a turnover in a 20 second span that resulted in a six-point swing for Walla Walla. Bellevue’s shooting touch went cold as the team missed their next five attempts as the ‘dogs suddenly found themselves in a hole again at 68-51.
Sophomore Tijohn Rodde had 18 points and also led Bellevue with 5 rebounds while freshman Josiah Pressley came off the bench for 17 points. He was 5-for-5 from the free throw line and had 4 rebounds as well.
The Bulldogs have a week off before their next tourney in Coeur d’ Alene, ID for the North Idaho Crossover. The ‘dogs will face Chemeketa on Friday December 13 at 5:30. The two teams previously met in the Bulldog Classic that Bellevue hosted in November. Chemeketa won round one by a score of 76-69 on November 22.
Last Updated December 7, 2019