7/15/18: Bellingham Slam player/coach Tyler Amaya talks to his team during a 87-65 win over The Unit at Royal Brougham Pavilion.
PHOTO: Courtesy of the Bellingham Slam
Bellingham Slam win Defensive Minded Affair
July 16, 2018
The Bellingham Slam turned in a defensive minded performance Sunday to win their second straight game in the Crawsover Seattle Pro-Am. Bellingham beat The Unit 87-65 at Royal Brougham Pavilion in Seattle.
The Slam improved to 2-and-1 on the year after outscoring The Unit 55-to-28 in the second half. Bellingham held their opponents to just 31% shooting overall and 18% from 3-point land.
Deandre Dickson lead the way for the Slam with a double-double of 18 points and 18 rebounds. Taylor Stafford added 16 points and player coach Tyler Amaya tallied 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Washington Husky star guard Jaylen Nowell led The Unit with 27 points while adding 9 rebounds.
“It was a really strange game today. I don’t know if we’ve ever won a game by scoring so few points, but nonetheless I’m pleased to see that our team can bear down and still be successful when our shots aren’t falling," said Slam GM Kip Leonetti. "At halftime, Coach Amaya stressed to the guys to take pride in their defense, and it really showed in the second half.”
Bellingham is next in action the weekend of July 28th-29th. They will play against Ball is Life Saturday at 1:30pm and Cityside Hoops Sunday at 4:30pm.
- Doug Lange
7/15/18: Bellingham Slam guard Taylor Stafford shoots vs. The Unit. PHOTO: Courtesy of the Bellingham Slam