WCC women fall to Bellevue


Whatcom Community College's women's basketball team couldn't take over first place in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges north region, as the Orcas fell to Bellevue 72-61 on Saturday, Feb. 15, at WCC.

The Orcas and Bulldogs were tied for the lead in the north region entering the contest, but the Bulldogs hit 13 3-pointers and cruised to victory.

WCC was led by Kortney Grattic's 23 points and 14 rebounds, but it wasn't enough. The Orcas got to the line 25 times and connected on 21 of them.

WCC is now 10-2 in the north with two games to play. The Orcas have already clinched a spot in the NWAACC tournament.


Bellevue: Tayler Flemming 13, Stephanie Antioquia 0, Airashay Rogers 8, Kaitlynn Bunger 12, Maddison Rankin 3, Hunter Hopkins 14, Eboney Jackson 7, Alexis Berrysmith 10, Jori Hall 5.Totals 25-65 9-13 72.

WCC: Milan Woods 0, Nathalie Gruber 10, Alisha Friberg 7, Nikki Gilbert 9, Kortney Grattic 23; Mikayla Brown 6, Kayla Tiemersma 6. Totals 19-59 21-25 61.

Half: Bellevue 35, WCC 28

3-ptg: Bellevue 13 (Bunger, Hopkins 4); WCC 2 (Gilbert, Grattic 1); Rebounds: Bellevue 44 (Berrysmith 10); WCC 41 (Grattic 14). Assists: Bellevue 17 (Rogers 5); WCC 15 (Gilbert 6). Fouls: Bellevue 18; WCC 15. Turnovers: Bellevue 16; WCC 15.

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