Mount Baker got back on the winning track with a 55-43 win over Sedro-Woolley on Friday, Dec. 13, at Sedro-Woolley High School.
The Mountaineers only led by two points at the half, but a 23-point third quarter spurred Baker to victory.
"It took us a while to get started," coach Brenda Ellis said in a phone interview. "I think the girls settled in. They got smart and went with what worked."
Emily Yost was dominant yet again, as she scored 27 points while shooting 8 of 11 from the free throw line.
But it was the defense that led the Mountaineers through some rough patches.
"Sedro is a tough place to play," Ellis said. "It was a tough go, but I think out team defense is what did it. We were having a tough time starting things offensively. But everyone got out and hustled. It was an overall team effort."
Baker (3-1) next faces Lynden on Tuesday, Dec. 17, on the road.
MOUNT BAKER 55, SEDRO-WOOLLEY 43
Mount Baker 11 12 23 9 - 55
Sedro-Woolley 9 10 10 14 - 43
Mount Baker: Sarah Cline 0, Emily Brandland 10, Kylee Engholm 2, Jessa Baisden 2, Emma Wallace 1, Korrina Kamacho 2, Emily Yost 27, Rayedeen Engels 0, Alyssa Linderman 2, Emma-Leigh Cline 9. Team totals: FT: 11-23 55.
Sedro-Woolley: Bridgette Janicki 8, Emily Van Liew Jr. 6, Maria Johnson Sr. 1, Tianna Langdon 10, Jenelle Rose 2, Tiffany Matthews 2, Ali Blanton 0, Adrianna Ortiz 8, Mikayela Nutting 6, Kate Morgan 0. Team totals: FT: 6-10 43.Emma
3-ptg: Mount Baker 4 (Emma-Leigh Kline 3), Sedro-Woolley 3 (Tianna Langdon 2). Rebounds: Mount Baker n/a, Sedro-Woolley n/a. Assists: Mount Baker n/a, Sedro-Woolley n/a. Fouls: Mount Baker 16 (Wallace), Sedro-Woolley 22 (Emily Van Liew Jr.). Turnovers: Mount Baker n/a, Sedro-Woolley n/a.