Bellevue College men’s basketball won their first league game yesterday afternoon; and did it with a statement by scoring 100 points in a 100-82 win over visiting Whatcom. The Bulldogs were firing on all cylinders from the tipoff, as eight of nine Bulldogs shot over 50% from the field. The squad shot 56% from the field which included a season-best 43% from three-point range.
After jumping out to a 6-0 lead, Whatcom was right with Bellevue, trading leads in a close game until Bellevue’s Trevon Richmond initiated the distance separation with 4:17 to go in the half. The freshman guard drilled a 15-footer then quickly followed on the next possession with a rebound and one his two three-pointers on the day making it 35-30 at which point the ‘dogs never looked back.
After leading 41-35 at halftime, the Bulldogs really put on the gas in the second half pouring in 59 points. After losing momentum on several occasions this year, Bellevue kept the momentum going as Whatcom never got any closer than their six-point halftime deficit for the remainder of the game.
Tijohn Rodde had a standout overall performance yesterday to lead Bellevue. The sophomore was 7-for-14 from the field and nailed four three-pointers and also led the ‘dogs team-high 10 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 steals. Richmond’s 29 points led the squad offensively.
Bellevue is now 1-6 in league (2-19 overall) and will travel to Port Angeles this Wednesday February 5 for a 7:00 game at Peninsula.
Last Updated February 2, 2020