Men’s Basketball Topped by Centralia

Trevon Richmond BC men's basketball

After an explosive first half by host Centralia, Bellevue College men’s basketball rallied for nearly 50 points in the second half but eventually fell 85-73 last night in Centralia.

In a game like many others this season, the first half was a long range shootout, as 31 of the 68 total attempts from the field were from three-point range. Unfortunately for Bellevue, the Trail Blazers had a huge edge, draining 9-of-18 as compared to Bellevue’s 3-of-13. The 18-point difference in three-point shots, in addition to a huge 23-13 rebounding deficit for the ‘dogs resulted in a 47-27 Centralia lead at halftime.

In the second half, Bellevue’s defense clamped down, allowing Centralia only eight shots from long range while collecting five steals and outrebounding Centralia 19-16. Freshman Gerald Hood, who was recently inserted into the starting five, had 5 offensive rebounds and 10 points in the second half to lead Bellevue’s comeback. Bellevue cut the deficit from 20 to 12 with 3:32 left on a pair of Trevon Richmond free throws but could not get any closer. Richmond’s 27 points led the way for Bellevue while Jalen Womack added 18 points and 5 rebounds.

Bellevue wraps up pre-season play 1-13 and hosts Peninsula this Wednesday in North Region-opening play for both teams at 7:00.

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Last Updated January 5, 2020