With the loss, No. 3 Peninsula falls out of first place in the NWAACC North Division. The Pirates (8-2 in division, 13-6 overall) are tied for second place with the Bulldogs (8-2 in division, 13-6 overall), a game behind the Skagit Valley Cardinals, P.C.’s next opponent, in the standings.
“We are still on track and in control of our own destiny in the North Region,” Peninsula coach Lance Von Vogt said. “We continue to do what we do, and things will take care of themselves.”
Daniel Simon was the leading scorer for Bellevue, netting 17 points. Antonio Gonzalez added 13 points and 11 rebounds.
“I believe we will be able to find many areas that need improving to make sure that a road loss like this doesn't happen again,” Von Vogt said.The Pirates may have given up first place, but they will have an opportunity to regain the division lead when they host the Cardinals (9-1 in division, 11-8 overall) at 7 p.m. tonight, Feb. 9.