Bellevue College men’s basketball fell in their league opener last night 82-79 at Courter Family Athletic Pavilion to Peninsula College in an offensive spree that featured 133 shots from the field and 55 free throw attempts combined by both clubs. Although coming into the game with a 1-11 record, the Bulldogs put up plenty of fight and actually controlled the game early on. Peninsula was in panic mode in the first half as Bellevue on several occasions had commanding leads including 30-20 at the 7:19 mark after a three-pointer by Trevon Richmond. Peninsula would then go on a 10-0 run to tie the game then promptly took the lead at 37-34 with just over a minute to go in the first half.
Peninsula then got it’s turn stretching out a lead, leading by 10 at 60-50 halfway through the second half before BC rallied back as Richmond nailed another three-ball with six seconds left in the game to make it an 80-79 game. The Pirates burned too much time off the clock as they were finally fouled with :01 remaining in the game and made both ends at the free throw line to preserve the win.
Richmond and sophomore Tijohn Rodde led the way with 28 and 18 points respectively for Bellevue. The Bulldogs will visit undefeated Skagit Valley (16-0) this Saturday January 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Last Updated January 9, 2020