Although their record may not provide fully-convincing evidence of Bellevue College’s men’s basketball ability, the squad showed for the second time in recent weeks that they can compete with anyone in the league and have the makings to qualify for post-season play with an evenly battled 85-81 loss tonight at Everett. The Bulldogs matched Everett, one of the top teams in the NWAC coming in with a #6 ranking and a 17-3 record, in nearly every facet of the game.
Bellevue was sharp in the first half, shooting nearly 50% from the field and sank 10-of-14 from the free throw line for 71% but found themselves down by six, 45-39 at halftime due to Everett’s hotter hand as the Trojans made over 50% of their shots as well.
The second half was matched fairly even as well but the ‘dogs fell victim to foul trouble. Although Bellevue had more shot opportunities than Everett, the Bulldogs committed 19 fouls while Everett was only whistled for 11 in the half. The disparity led to a 27-16 free throw attempt advantage for the Trojans, which they took advantage of on their way to the win. Bellevue’s Gabriel Moujaes and Gerald Hood both fouled out while the ‘dogs’ Trevon Richmond, Marshall Clark, and Jalen Womack all had to play late in the game with four fouls apiece.
Down by eight early in the second half, the Bulldogs took the lead 50-49 on a three-pointer by Clark with 15:00 to go. The teams would see-saw back and forth as Jalen Womack’s lay in made it 79-74 Everett with 1:19 to go. Two clutch free throws by Everett’s Elijah Seybold gave Everett a comfortable eight-point cushion at 82-74 with :45 to go which sealed the win for Everett.
Bellevue was led by Trevon Richmond who was red-got shooting 8-of-12 from the field and 7-of-8 from the free throw line for 23 points. Tijohn Rodde had 20 points and also pulled down 10 rebounds.
Bellevue has a rare early game this Saturday February 1 at noon hosting Whatcom.
Last Updated January 29, 2020