Bellingham boys overcome foul trouble for OT win

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJanuary 21, 2014 

Bellingham's boys' basketball team kept pace with Sedro-Woolley and pulled off an 84-80 overtime win over their Northwest Conference rival Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Bellingham. The Red Raiders were led by Kailen Hayes' 18 points in just 19 minutes of play due to foul trouble.

Ryan Fox added 12 points, 10 rebounds and four assists for Bellingham.

"It was a battle. There were eight ties and five lead changes," Bellingham coach Brad McKay said in a phone interview. "We really needed a win because we go on the road for our next few games. We had a good plan and every guy contributed."

Sedro-Woolley was led by Mason Elms' 24 points and Jackson Price was held to 16 by the Bellingham defensive effort.

"Keeping Price in check was a team effort. Dante Check and Kieran Lewis did a good job shadowing him," McKay said. "He's a great player though, to still get 16 points. We got in foul trouble early, so our starters had to sit awhile in the first half and our bench had big contributions."

Bellingham looks to keep rolling on Friday, Jan. 24, at Sehome.

BELLINGHAM 84, SEDRO-WOOLLEY 80 (OT)

Sedro-Woolley 16 21 17 19 7 - 80

Bellingham 22 18 16 17 11 - 84

Sedro-Woolley: Josh Gaethle 0, Blaine Hindman 6, Ethan Isakson 4, Jackson Price 16, Will Enniss 15, Anthony Cann 3, Mason Elms 24, Michael Moser 8, Chad Wilburg 4, Evan Davenport 0. Team Totals: 24-69 26-33 80.

Bellingham: Tristan Hurley 13, Amari Franklin 8, Eddie Haywood 3, Dante Check 12, Kyle Hofstetter 6, Ryan Fox 12, Kieran Lewis 3, Kailen Hayes 18, Jakob Chamberlin 9. Team totals: 32-65 15-23 84.

3-ptg: Sedro-Woolley 6 (Enniss 4), Bellingham 5 (Hurley 2). Rebounds: Sedro-Woolley 36 (Moser 5), Bellingham 44 (Fox 10). Assists: Sedro-Woolley 6 (Elms 4), Bellingham 18 (Fox 4). Fouls: Sedro-Woolley 22 (Fouled out: Wilburg, Hindman), Bellingham 27 (Fouled out: Check). Turnovers: Sedro-Woolley 11, Bellingham 17.

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