Newly signed center Evan Matteson proved to be a serviceable addition for the Bellingham Slam as he posted a double-double in a 127-105 win over the Salem Soldiers in International Basketball League play on Saturday, June 2, at Blaine.
Matteson came off the bench to score 17 points and pull down a team-high 11 rebounds. He scored six straight in the second half, helping to build an 11-point lead.
The Slam opened the fourth quarter with 11 of the first 14 points to build a 19-point lead and began to put the game out of reach.
Matteson was one of seven Bellingham players to score in double figures, led for the sixth time this season by guard Paul Hafford, who had 27 points. Guard Morris Anderson had 21 points and 6 assists.
The Slam return to their usual home court at Whatcom Pavilion for a match-up with the Olympia Reign on Friday, June 8.