Westbrook's six 3-pointers can't keep up with Tamanawis


Blaine's boys' basketball team couldn't defend its home court against Tamanawis as the Borderites fell 70-53 in the Blaine Holiday Classic on Saturday, Dec. 28.

Tamanawis connected on nine 3-pointers in the first half to take a 47-29 lead into the break.

"It was definitely a tale of two halves," Blaine coach Shaun Pile said in a phone interview. "We kept fighting and scrapping but it was too far to climb."

Josiah Westbrook made his best effort at keeping up with the team from Canada by hitting six 3-pointers on his way to 32 points.

"He did a great job of getting in the open court, getting by them and finishing," Pile said.

Ben Hodgin also tallied seven points in his 16 minutes.

Blaine now enters conference play against Nooksack Valley on Friday, Jan. 3, at home.


Blaine 11 18 14 10 - 53

Tamanawis 19 26 11 14 - 70

Blaine: Josiah Westbrook 32, Sean Herrig 0, Cole Muder 2, Ryan Randell 0, Carson Knutzen 0, Jalen Kortlever 3, Ben Hodgin 7, Anthony Ball 6, Shaq Woods 1, Jon Fackkema 2. Team totals: 14-47 11-15 53.

Tamanawis: Gerens 12, P. Bains 15, Alexander 9, Creewal 3, S. Bains 23, Sandoo 12, Gill 0, Munday 0, Atwal 0, Senga 0, Kainth 0. Team totals: FT: 6-9 70.

3-ptg: Blaine 8 (Westbrook 6), Tamanawis 10 (Gerens 4). Rebounds: Blaine 21 (Westbrook, Randell, Ball, Woods 4), Tamanawis 29 (S. Bains 11). Assists: Blaine 9 (Knutzen 3), Tamanawis 17 (P. Bains 8). Fouls: Blaine 11, Tamanawis 16. Turnovers: Blaine 12, Tamanawis 15.

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