Hayes leads Nooksack Valley girls over Sedro-Woolley


Nooksack Valley girls' basketball jumped out to an early lead and held on despite a late surge from Sedro-Woolley in the Pioneers' 47-31 win over the Cubs on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Nooksack Valley High School. The Pioneers were led by Lindsay Hayes' 18 points in the victory.

"It was a little sloppy," Nooksack Valley coach Shane Wichers said of the combined 42 turnovers in the game. "We struggled offensively to find a rhythm. We're still trying to find a speed we work best at, so at times it was a little too fast."

Cheyanna Maxwell didn't score for Nooksack Valley, but led the team with five rebounds. Julie Campos also dished out five assists. Hayes hit three 3-pointers on her way to her season-high point total.

"Hayes shot well for us and played good defense," Wichers said. "She held Emily Van Liew, Jr. to just two points, both off of free throws."

Nooksack Valley's next game is its first in Northwest Conference play, at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at Meridian.


Sedro-Woolley 3 11 4 13 - 31

Nooksack Valley 9 15 14 9 - 47

Sedro-Woolley: Bridgette Janicki 7, Emily Van Liew Jr. 2, Tianna Langdon 9, Jenelle Rose 2, Tiffany Matthews 2, Megan Hanson 0, Adrianna Ortiz 1, Kate Morgan 0, Hovanec 2, Blanton 2, Johnston 0, Nutting 4. Team totals: 10-40 10-20 31.

Nooksack Valley: Arlissa Oettel 8, Lindsay Hayes 18, Julie Campos 2, Mariah Perry 11, Emilia Gimmaka 6, Cheyanna Maxwell 0, Fiona Chapman 2, Brianna Turner 0, Lacey Johnson 0. Team totals: 18-48 6-11 47.

3-ptg: Sedro-Woolley 1 (Langdon 1), Nooksack Valley 5 (Hayes 3). Rebounds: Sedro-Woolley 28 (n/a), Nooksack Valley 25 (Maxwell 5). Assists: Sedro-Woolley n/a (n/a), Nooksack Valley 13 (Campos 5). Fouls: Sedro-Woolley 16 (Fouled out: Van Liew Jr.), Nooksack Valley 20 (Fouled out: Turner, Maxwell). Turnovers: Sedro-Woolley 22, Nooksack Valley 20.

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