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NWAC Basketball Tournament Canceled

With much disappointment, in conjunction with both the Linn Benton Community College and Clackamas Community College administrative teams, it has been decided to cancel the NWAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament. Bellevue women’s basketball had been scheduled Lane in its first-round game on Thursday, March 12 at 2 p.m.

A young Bulldogs squad built on an intentionally rugged non-conference schedule to post an 8-6 record and a fourth-place tie in the NWCA North Region in 2018-19 under coach Mel Stubblefield.

Natalie Amos goes up for a shot
Natalie Amos was named both All-Region and All-Defensive Team by the NWAC Coaches. photo by Rick May.

BC, which started five freshmen and finished 12-14 overall, dropped its final regular season game, which cost the Bulldogs a spot in the playoffs as the result of a tie-breaker – the first time in Stubblefield’s five seasons that they did not make the playoffs.

Freshman guard Natalie Amos, who had games of 40 and 32 points, was named to the All-North Region first team, and freshman center Amanda Luckett was named to the second team.

Amos also was named to the North Region all-defensive team. Sophomore Jorie Lambert earned a spot on the NWAC women’s basketball academic excellence list.

Amanda Luckett goes up for a shot
Amanda Luckett was named to the North Region second team.

In his first five seasons, Stubblefield’s teams have compiled a 52-16 mark in the NWAC and 98-50 overall. The 2018-19 season snapped a streak of 13 consecutive winning seasons. Stubblefield was named NWAC Coach of the Year in 2017-18, leading the Bulldogs to a berth in the NWAC Final Four.

Since 2005-06, the Bulldogs have posted eight seasons of 20 or more victories and three more 19-win seasons.


Last Updated March 12, 2020