Bulldogs: One, Mother Nature: Two

Keaton Hayenga led Bellevue in a road win at Everett. photo by Rich Dworkis

In a crazy week dominated by wintry weather, the Bellevue College men’s basketball team saw more games postponed than actually played. However, on Saturday, Jan. 21, the Bulldogs traveled to Everett Community College for an important North region matchup. Bellevue came into the game ranked number one in the NWAACC Coaches Poll and still carrying an undefeated record on the year.

Bellevue took an early lead and never looked back turning a nine-point half time lead into a 16-point victory. The Bulldogs enjoyed a breakout performance from freshman Tre Benton. In just his second game with the Bulldogs, Benton led the team in scoring with 21 points and also
added six rebounds. Keaton Hayenga recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Rex Nelson rounded out the double-digit scorers with 12 points. With this win, the Bulldogs improved to 4-0 in North region play and 14-0 overall.

The Bulldogs face a daunting stretch over the next week, playing five games in ten days. Their first challenge is Monday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m., hosting the Orcas of Whatcom Community College (5-0, 13-2). Whatcom, the only other undefeated team in North region play, comes into the game ranked fourth in the NWAACC Coaches Poll. On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Bellevue goes on the road to take on Shoreline CC (3-3, 9-8) at 7:30 p.m. The Bulldogs finish the week at home on Saturday, Jan. 28, with a 6 p.m. tip-off against the defending NWAACC champion Peninsula College Pirates (5-1, 15-2).

Reprinted from http://bellevuecollege.edu/athletics