It was kind of like old times with Kenzie De Boer and Courtney VanBrocklin scorching the nets on the same court - the only difference is they weren't in Whatcom County.
De Boer and VanBrocklin did the county proud when they faced off Saturday, Jan. 5, when the Portland State women's basketball team hosted the University of Montana in a Big Sky Conference game.
De Boer, a former Lynden Christian star, scored a team-high 25 points to lead the Lady Griz to a 70-55 victory over the Vikings, who were led by 26 points from VanBrocklin, a former Mount Baker standout.
De Boer, a senior guard averaging a team-high 14.4 points per game, got Montana's struggling offense going in the first half, scoring eight straight points and finishing the half 6 for 10 from the field. She finished the game 9 for 15 and added four rebounds, two blocks and an assist in 29 minutes.
VanBrocklin, a senior guard averaging a season-high 15.9 points per game, went 8 of 16 from the floor, including 3 for 5 from 3-point range, and added four rebounds, two steals and an assist in 38 minutes.
SHINE COMING ON AT CENTRAL
Central Washington's Hannah Shine (Lynden) continued her strong play of late, scoring 10 points and pulling down seven rebounds in the Wildcats' 76-71 Great Northwest Athletic Conference loss to Northwest Nazarene on Saturday.
Shine, a redshirt freshman guard who is averaging 5.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, has moved into the starting lineup the past five games, and has turned in three straight impressive performances.
In addition to Saturday's loss, she scored eight points and recorded 10 rebounds in a 66-44 win over Hawaii Hilo on Dec. 18 and scored 10 points in a 68-56 to Hilo a day earlier.