Blaine's girls' basketball team topped Mount Baker 52-44 behind Mandy Hayes' four 3-pointers Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Mount Baker High School.
Hayes finished with 17 points, trailing only Taylor V'Dovec (18 points) for the team-high.
"Hayes hit some threes and that was tough," Baker coach Brenda Ellis said in a phone interview. "But we were pretty happy with the performance overall. I think it's the toughest we have played Blaine in a couple years."
Emily Yost scored 18 points for Mount Baker and hit two 3-pointers.
"It was a real good test for her," Ellis said. "Blaine has tough defenders. She had a great game and worked hard on the boards. It was a measuring point for her. I'm excited for Emily. She went in and played well."
The Borderites (3-0) look to continue winning against Ferndale on Friday, Dec. 13, at Blaine High School. The Mountaineers (2-1) hit the road to play Sedro-Woolley on Friday.
BLAINE 52, MOUNT BAKER 44
Blaine 12 16 11 13- 52
Mount Baker 14 11 11 8 - 44
Blaine: Breanna Chau 3, Olivia Olason 1, Alexis McElwain 11, Mikayla Deming 2, Kjirstin Larson 0, Rhiana Breedlove 0, Taylor V'Dovec 18, Mandy Hayes 17. Team totals: FT: 16-22 52.
Mount Baker: Sarah Cline 0, Emily Brandland 5, Kylee Engholm 0, Jessa Baisden 5, Emma Wallace 0, Korrina Kamacho 6, Emily Yost 18, Rayedeen Engels 8, Alyssa Linderman 2, Emma-Leigh Cline 0. Team totals: FT: 8-11 44.
3-ptg: Blaine 4 (Mandy Hayes 4), Mount Baker 6 (Emily Yost, Rayedeen Engels 2). Rebounds: Blaine n/a, Mount Baker n/a. Assists: Blaine n/a, Mount Baker n/a. Fouls: Blaine 12, Mount Baker 20. Turnovers: Blaine n/a, Mount Baker n/a.