The Highline Thunderbirds topped visiting Bellevue College last night 80-55 in a shooting fest from long range. Between the two teams, there were 62 attempted three-pointers out of the 131 total shots in the game. While neither team was particularly hot (Highline 36%, Bellevue 26%) from long range, the Thunderbirds controlled the offense and got off 70 shots in the game as they outrebounded BC 46-30.
Micah Jessie of Highine hurt Bellevue the most with 11 rebounds including 5 offensive and ended up with 21 points.
After falling behind by as much as 13 points in the first half, BC would scratch back to cut the deficit to seven at 37-30 by halftime. Bellevue was 0-for-5 from the field to start off the second half which gave Highline their cushioned lead once again that they gradually extended through the game.
With 4:54 to go in the game, Highline was up by more than 30 points at 80-49. Although the T-Birds failed to score for the rest of the game, the game became a shootout from long range with no results as the teams threw up eight failed three-point attempts in the final few minutes.
Trevon Richmond went 7-for-12 from the field for 18 points to lead Bellevue. Although he went scoreless in the game, Try Lawrence pulled down 8 rebounds and dished out 4 assists; both were team-highs.
Bellevue is now 1-11 overall and has two more non-league games to reverse their momentum before league play starts on January 8. Bellevue hosts South Puget Sound this Thursday January 2 at 5:00 p.m.
Last Updated December 31, 2019