Bellingham Slam guard Jacob Stevenson scored a team-high 23 points, helping the Slam earn a lopsided 143-93 season-opening International Basketball League win over the Seattle Flight on Friday night, April 25, in Bellingham.
Following the win, Bellingham lost to Vancouver 127-115 on Saturday, April 26, in a rematch of the 2013 IBL Championship.
Slam rookie guard Sam Freeman chipped in 22 points in the win, and Mo Anderson scored a team-high 23 points in the loss to Vancouver.
Richard Woodworth and Blake Poole each scored 19 points in the loss.
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Bellingham was in command the entire game against Seattle and cruised to the win. Against Vancouver, Bellingham took a 56-56 tie in halftime but couldn’t overcome a slow start to the third quarter.
The Slam return home next to play the Portland Chinooks at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2, at Whatcom Pavilion.