Bellevue turned a slow start into a 10-point lead by halftime Friday night, en route to a 78-61 win over Slidell.
The Eagles earned the win by dominating Slidell in the paint. Bellevue’s big man, Tyler Terry, scored 30 points to lead the team.
The Eagles finished the first quarter behind the Greyhounds 15-14, but posted 20 in the second on a three well-timed three-pointers from Broc Terry. The sophomore finished with four from outside the arc.
Bellevue’s lead almost slipped away in the third quarter as an enlivened Slidell squad came within two points of the Eagles. Bellevue salvaged it lead with a Brandt Cassetty three-pointer, and recuperated in the fourth, scoring 26 points.
With just more than a minute remaining in the game, Matthew Belcher sunk two free throws for a 10-point lead. Bellevue followed up by shutting out Slidell under the basket, building a 17-point difference in the final score.
Tyler Terry’s high score performance was followed by Broc Terry with 16, including four threes, and Belcher with 15 points. Cassetty added 13 points, including two three-pointers. John Grunseich scored four points, all from the free throw line.
Bellevue 20 of its 33 free throw attempts for 60 percent from the charity line.