Matteson's 3 gives Bellingham Slam 106-104 win


Bellingham Slam center Evan Matteson drilled a game-winning 3-poiner with 0.5 seconds left to lift the Slam to a 106-104 come-from-behind win against the Portland Chinooks during an International Basketball League game Monday, May 27, at Whatcom Pavilion.

The Slam trailed by as much as 17 points in the fourth quarter before Bellingham cut the deficit to nine points with 5:16 to play.

A Morris Anderson jumper tied the game at 102, and Matteson's triple put the Slam in front by one.

Jacob Stevenson led the Slam with 23 points, Matteson had 16 and Rico Wilkins and Derrick Webb each scored 15. The win was the Bellingham's (9-1) eighth straight.

The Slam's next home game is against Seattle Flight at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Blaine High School.

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