1/22/2023

Bellevue Christian 45, CWA 36

(Tacoma, WA)

In a game that the Bellevue Christian Vikings had to win to keep themselves in good position to earn a District playoff spot, the Vikings went on the road and withstood an excellent effort from the Charles Wright Academy Tarriers at the Tarrier Dome for a 45-36 win.

The first quarter could not have gone better the upset minded Tarriers who lead 11-7 after the first quarter behind great rebounding and defense and a slow start offensively for the Vikings.

Bellevue Christian started to heat up offensively in the 2nd quarter as they got some big points in the paint and clamped down defensively to outscore Charles Wright 15-5 in the quarter to take a 22-16 lead at halftime.

The Vikings had a big stretch in the 3rd quarter where they were red hot from 3-point range to push their lead to 14 points before the Tarriers scored the final 4 points of the 3rd to make the Bellevue Christian lead 37-27 entering the final quarter.

Charles Wright was able to trim the lead to 6 in the 4th, but another run by the Vikings brought the lead to double digits and held on for the 45-36 win.

Brock Huber had a big night from Sophomore forward Brock Huber with 14 points, Soph Luke Evenson had 13 points to pace BCHS.

CWA had one of their best performances of the season from an effort perspective, and Senior Tavian Bowen-Moore led the Tarriers with 15 points, Junior Benjamin Parrish made an impact at the point guard position with 10 points.

The win for Bellevue Christian moved the Vikings to 5-7 in 1A Nisqually League play and 7-9 overall.  With the top 6 teams in the Nisqually League making the District Tournament, BCHS moves into the 5th position in the league standings, with 4 games left in the regular season.

The loss for CWA was their 6th loss decided by 10 points or less and continues to play good teams competitively throughout the season. The Tarriers fall to 0-12 in League play and 1-15 overall.

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