July 29, 2018
Slam wins fourth straight to move into first place tie at Crawsover Pro-Am
The Bellingham Slam used a balanced attack to earn their fourth straight win, defeating Cityside Hoops 100-80, at the Crawsover Pro-Am on Sunday afternoon at Royal Brougham Pavilion.
The victory pushed the Slam's record to 4-1 and into a four-way tie for first place in the Crawsover standings with three regular season games remaining.
Bellingham broke open a close game with a 13-0 run in late stages of the second quarter, with guard Paul Hafford capping the half with a three-pointer to put the Slam ahead 53-42.
After Cityside was able to trim the margin down to six, at 64-58 with four minutes left in the third quarter, the Slam closed the period by scoring the last 10 points to rebuild a double-digit lead at 74-58.
Bellingham's offense didn't let up in the fourth quarter, as forward Colby Kyle converted an impressive alley oop less than two minutes in to extend the lead to 20, at 80-60. Cityside never really threatened following that, only once getting within 15 points midway through the frame.
Forward Jordan Hamilton led five Slam players in double-figure scoring with 22 points. Guard Trazil Lane finished with 15, while forward Tyler Amaya posted a double-double of 12 points and a team-high 13 rebounds.
Cityside Hoops was led by the 20 points of forward Drew Eubanks. Former NBA forward Martell Webster finished with 18 points and a game-high 22 rebounds.
The Slam now have an extended break with their next Pro-Am action taking place on August 11 against Jamal Crawford's Team Adidas. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. at Seattle Pacific University's Royal Brougham Pavilion.