It took 39 minutes and 59 seconds to finally determine a winner in tonight’s thriller as Bellevue’s Mo Bungay’s game-winner with one second on the game clock helped Bellevue defeat host Everett 63-62. In a see-saw game not only quarter-by-quarter but minute-by-minute in the fourth quarter, Bellevue was able to hold on despite shooting a paltry 4-for-13 in the final quarter.
The Bulldogs started off hot taking a 17-14 lead after the first quarter before cooling off in the second with only 9 points and trailing at halftime 30-26. A hot third quarter was led by sophomore Addy Clabby who netted 10 points in the pivotal quarter for BC. Clabby drained two three-pointers and was 3-for-4 from the field as the squad shot 60% from three-point territory.
With a razor-thin three point lead heading into the fourth quarter, Bellevue’s cold shooting percentage ended up not stinging them as the Trojans didn’t fare much better, sinking only 5-of-15 for 33% in the quarter. Amanda Luckett’s layup at just over a minute into the fourth quarter gave Bellevue it’s biggest lead at 51-46. Everett quickly climbed back and tied it at 51 on a three-pointer by Alexa Martin with 6:44 to go. The teams would then trade leads seven times in the final minutes in classic form with each team matching the opponent’s key bucket or free throw.
Clinging on to a 61-59 lead, Bellevue sent Everett to the foul line with :08 left as Everett’s Hannah Hezekiah could only cash in the first of her two free throws but was able to secure the offensive rebound off her own miss and put what appeared to be the dagger in Bellevue with a layup with 5 seconds remaining before Bungay’s answer back game-winner.
The thrilling win keeps Bellevue atop the North Region at 5-1 (12-4 overall) and a keeps a five game win streak alive. Bellevue hosts Whatcom this Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
Last Updated January 29, 2020