Bellingham's boys' basketball team went into enemy territory and defeated the host of the Prostock Winter Classic, Mount Vernon, 75-67 in overtime on Friday, Dec. 27.
The Red Raiders had four players score in double digits to snag the win.
"It was a good win," coach Brad McKay said in a phone interview. "We had good balance in our lineup and we did a good job of moving the ball."
Bellingham turned the ball over twice late and Mount Vernon forced overtime, but the Red Raiders easily handled the overtime period.
"I felt like we didn't have a very good close to the end of regulation," McKay said. "But I'm proud they bounced back and moved on to the next play. They had a great overtime and ran away with it. It gives us a lot of confidence."
The Red Raiders face undefeated Stanwood on Saturday, Dec. 28, at Mount Vernon High School.
BELLINGHAM 75, MOUNT VERNON 67 (OT)
Bellingham 11 16 17 19 12 - 75
Mount Vernon 18 8 17 20 4 - 67
Bellingham: Tristan Hurley 14, Amari Franklin 5, Eddie Haywood 0, Dante Check 19, Kyle Hofstetter 2, Ryan Fox 14, Kailen Hayes 19, Jakob Chamberlain 4. Team totals: FT: 10-18 75.
Mount Vernon: Monroe 10, Walser 7, Morrison 0, Bell 9, Witch 9, Brock 4, Leek 27. Team totals: FT: 8-18 67.
3-ptg: Bellingham 6 (Check 3), Mount Vernon 4 (Bell 2). Rebounds: Bellingham n/a, Mount Vernon n/a. Assists: Bellingham n/a, Mount Vernon n/a. Fouls: Bellingham 17 (fouled out: Franklin), Mount Vernon 14. Turnovers: Bellingham n/a, Mount Vernon n/a.