Women’s Basketball


Bellevue Next Obstacle for No. 1 Umpqua

The Riverhawks have been waiting for this opportunity since the end of last season when then-No. 1-ranked Umpqua lost to 63-58 to Spokane in the semifinals. The No. 1 Riverhawks (30-1) are back in the Final Four.Umpqua meets No. 7 Bellevue (22-8) at 6 p.m. Saturday in a semifinal contest.



BC Women Advance to NWAC Final Four

Brenda Akoto scored 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and her twin sister Melinda Akoto had 11 rebounds along with 9 points to lift BC past Lower Columbia 70-62 in the Elite 8 of the NWAC Championships. The Bulldogs will face to-ranked Umpqua in the semifinals on Saturday, March 17 at Everett CC.


Brenda Akoto Named North Region MVP, Stubblefield Coach of the Year

BC sophomore Brenda Akoto was selected as the NWAC women’s basketball North Region Most Valuable Player and coach Mel Stubblefield was named North Region Coach of the Year. The Bulldogs won the North Region title with a 10-2 conference mark and bring a 20-8 overall record into the NWAC Championships, which start Thursday, March 8.


Brenda Akoto Named to All-Washington Academic Team

Bulldogs women’s basketball player Brenda Akoto was one of three BC students recently named to the All-Washington Academic Team. The program recognizes and honors the state’s finest higher education students and has become the showcase for Washington’s community and technical colleges.


BC’s Brenda Akoto Named NWAC Player of the Week

Sophomore forward Brenda Akoto was named the NWAC Player of the Week, it was announced Thursday, Dec. 7. Akoto averaged 20.3 points and shot 62.1 percent in three games last week. She also had 27 rebounds and 10 assists.


Returning Players Key For Women’s Basketball

The Bulldogs return four of their top five scorers from last season’s 19-victory squad, but developing depth will be a key to challenging again for the upper echelon of the NWAC North Region.


Women’s Basketball Hosts Bulldog Classic

Bellevue College will host the women’s basketball Bulldog Classic, Dec. 1-3 at the Courter Family Athletic Pavilion. The tournament field also includes Umpqua, Highline and North Idaho. BC opened its season by winning two out of three games at the North Idaho Crossover, Nov. 17-19.


BC Ousted by Spokane in Women’s NWAC Tournament

The Bulldogs dropped a 76-62 decision to Spokane in the Elite 8 round on Sunday afternoon as Bri King of the Sasquatch set a new NWAC women’s tournament single-game record with 46 points.