The Bellingham Slam battled back from a 19-point second half deficit but were unable to overcome the Portland Chinooks, losing 119-116 Friday at the Whatcom Pavilion at Whatcom Community College.
Bellingham (1-2) was led by Mo Anderson, who finished with a game-high 27 points, along with six assists and three rebounds. Jacob Stevenson and new addition Sam Freeman each chipped-in 19 points. Veteran Blake Poole led the team with 15 rebounds and scored 18 points.
Friday’s loss ended the Slam’s 21-game home court winning streak, the last loss on April 21st, 2012 to the Salem Sabres. It also marked Portland’s first ever win in Bellingham.
Portland’s Germain Jordan recorded a triple-double, finishing with 25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
Bellingham returns to action on Friday, May 9th against the Olympia Reign at Whatcom Pavilion. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
(KPUG Newsroom – Tysen Allumbaugh)