Turnovers doom Lynden girls

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDDecember 30, 2013 

Lynden girls' basketball took a close 47-42 loss to King's High School on Monday, Dec. 30, at Cactus Jam in Tempe, Ariz. The Lions were led by Elisa Kooiman's 14 points and six rebounds.

"It was a one or two point game either way until the end," Lynden coach Rob Adams said in a phone interview. "Then we had to foul and they made some critical free throws at the end."

Kooiman and Amanda Warner both fouled out for the Lions. Stephanie Somers added 12 points and Kaitlyn Mark had six points and five rebounds.

"Kooiman got hit with some early fouls, but you aren't going to win close games if you turn the ball over," Adams said. Lynden had 25 turnovers to 12 for King's.

Lynden's next game is at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at Squalicum.

KING'S 47, LYNDEN 42

King's 9 7 13 18 - 47

Lynden 7 7 14 14 - 42

King's: n/a. Team totals: 16-58 13-18 47.

Lynden: Amanda Warner 4, Kira Nelson 1, Jasmyne Neria 0, Holly McKinley 0, Ashlyn Morgan 5, Elisa Kooiman 14, Kaitlyn Mark 6, Emily Holt 0, Stephanie Somers 12. Team totals: 13-42 11-19 42.

3-ptg: King's 2 (n/a), Lynden 5 (Kooiman, Somers 2). Rebounds: King's 29 (n/a), Lynden 32 (Kooiman, Mark 6). Assists: King's 6 (n/a), Lynden 8 (Somers 5). Fouls: King's 16 (Fouled out: none), Lynden 18 (Fouled out: Warner, Kooiman). Turnovers: King's 12, Lynden 25.

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