By AJ MAZZOLINIEast Oregonian
PENDLETON — The Lady Timberwolves of Blue Mountain Community College were undersized and for most of the first half against Big Bend, also looked underwhelming.
That all changed in the final eight minutes before the half
when a bolt of lighting struck the BMCC team and they turned a 24-17 deficit into a 41-29 lead at the break. Big Bend (13-4, 3-1 NWAACC-E) tried to close the gap but the climb back up the scoreboard was as slippery as the roads of Eastern Oregon and the T-Wolves (10-5, 2-2 NWAACC-E) held off the visitors for a final score of 82-67 in an NWAACC East Region game Friday.
“We’ve been working on not fluctuating in games because sometimes we only play one half,” said guard Chanel Cambronero, who finished with 19 points including four 3-pointers. “We were consistent (Friday).”
By AJ MAZZOLINI
PENDLETON — A round 100 points stared menacingly down from the visitors side of the scoreboard at Mosby Court on Friday. The Blue Mountain Community College men’s basketball team sulked toward its bench as the final few seconds mercifully left the game clock. It was a painful loss to endure — a 100-64 beating from Big Bend — in a so-far painful season for the Timberwolves (4-10, 0-4 NWAACC-E).
“After this one, it’s disappointment. A lot of us angry,” said sophomore Ryan Strand. “We just need to regroup, readjusted what we want to do. Do we want to throw the season away or do we want to get together without the coaches and re-establish everything back to basics.”
Big Bend (13-2, 3-1 NWAACC-E), the top team in the NWAACC’s East Region, brought the pressure early and often, flaunting athleticism at every turn. The Vikings soared through the air to snatch loose balls, grab rebounds, dunk baskets and generally make life miserable for anyone in a Timberwolves jersey.