The Bellevue College women’s basketball team opened North Region play with excitement last night but unfortunately ended up on the wrong side of the score as visiting Peninsula College defeated the Bulldogs 66-63 at Courter Family Athletic Pavilion.
Mo Bungay’s field goal with 1:26 left in overtime knotted the game at 63 before Peninsula’s Leilani Padilla nailed a three-pointer to give Peninsula a 66-63 lead with 1:04 remaining. It would ultimately be the final score as the ‘dogs could not generate any scoring opportunity in the final minute.
Bellevue attempted to battle Peninsula from the outside early on, attempting 18 three-pointers in the first half. The Bulldogs made 3-of-9 in the first quarter in an evenly-battled 19-18 first quarter score. However the ‘dogs were 0-for-9 from long range in the second quarter and had only 6 points on 3-of-16 shooting to fall behind 35-24 at halftime.
After Bellevue stormed back in the third quarter, lighting up the scoreboard for 22 points, Peninsula out-muscled BC in the final quarter with a 14-7 rebounding edge to control the ball, enabling them to fight back to tie the game after regulation setting up the dramatic overtime win.
Freshman Rokki Brown and sophomore Amanda Luckett led the way for Bellevue as Brown had 15 points while Luckett pulled down nearly half of the team’s rebounds with 17 boards.
Bellevue is 0-1 in league and 7-4 overall and travels to Mount Vernon this Saturday January 11 to take on Skagit Valley. Tipoff is set for 5:00 p.m.
Last Updated January 9, 2020