Slam rolls to win over Kitsap


The Bellingham Slam posted its third best offensive night in team history as they routed the Kitsap Admirals 166-117 in an International Basketball League game Friday, April 26, in Bellingham.

Bellingham (2-1) broke open a competitive game in the late stages of the second quarter, closing the frame with a 35-8 run in the final six minutes to take a 75-45 lead into halftime.

The Slam continued its offensive showcase throughout the second half, extending their lead as high as 50 at 121-71, late in the third quarter.

Kitsap (0-1) didn't fare much better in the fourth quarter, as they were only able to trim the deficit into the low forties before the Slam closed the game with a 15-5 run.

Center Blake Poole led four Slam players to score at least 20 points with 28, and added a game-high 18 rebounds. Guard Rico Wilkins also had a productive night with 26 points.

Guards Tysaiah Curry and Jameel Shareef accounted for the bulk of Kitsap's offensive production, with 31 and 28 points, respectively.

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