After falling behind by 12 at halftime, the Bellevue College men’s basketball team could not make up the deficit with an improved second half run as the host Whatcom Orcas defeated Bellevue 83-75 tonight at SRC Pavilion in Bellingham. The Bulldogs’ comeback attempt in the second half led by the shooting of freshman Gerald Hood and sophomore Tijohn Rodde garnered 26 of the team’s 43 points. The two of them shot over 60% from the field combined while Hood pulled down 4 rebounds as well.
The sluggish Bulldogs found themselves down by as much as 15 in the first half, 35-20 at the six-minute mark on a three-pointer by Whatcom’s Kenneth Savo and managed to cut into the lead, down 44-32 at the break.
Rodde and Hood led the charge midway through the second half as the two went on a 6-0 run with 7:00 to go before a layup by BC’s Gabriel Moujaes with 6:43 left cut Whatcom to their smallest lead at 61-58. The ‘dogs would lose momentum with three fouls and four turnovers in the ensuing minutes and found themselves down by 17 with only 3:56 remaining in the game. The 14-0 run by Whatcom was too much to overcome for Bellevue.
Rodde ended the night with 23 points and was 5-for-10 from three-point land. Hood had 22 and also had team-highs of 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the Bulldogs. Bellevue returns home for a noon start against Shoreline this Saturday February 15.
Last Updated February 13, 2020