Kooiman sparks big Lions win over Storm

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJanuary 3, 2014 

Lynden's girls' basketball team used a 19-9 first quarter to roll to a 56-29 victory over Squalicum on Friday, Jan. 3, at Squalicum High School.

"The energy was sucked out of us early in this game," Squalicum coach Mark Wright said in a phone interview. "Lynden plays well defensively and it made it tough to shoot at a good percentage."

The Storm made nine of its 46 shots - 19.57 percent. Only three Storm players scored. Meghan Lowry scored 19 of the team's 29 points.

Lynden's Elisa Kooiman earned high praise from Wright after she scored 21 points.

"She played tremendous," Wright said.

Lynden (6-3, NWC 2-0) returns home to take on Burlington-Edison on Monday, Jan. 6. Squalicum (4-4, 0-1) hits the road to play Sehome on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

LYNDEN 56, SQUALICUM 29

Lynden 19 14 8 15- 56

Squalicum 9 6 6 8- 29

Lynden: Amanda Warner 2, Kira Nelson 5, Jasmyne Neria 2, Holly McKinley 4, Ashlyn Morgan 8, Elisa Kooiman 21, Kaitlyn Mark 6, Emily Holt 0, Stephanie Somers 8. Team totals: 26-53 3-4 56.

Squalicum: Kayla Chang 0, Meghan Lowry 19, Sarah Hulbert 0, Ciera Gossage 0, Kamea Pino 2, Bailey Molnar 0, Sydney Arndorfer 0, Madison Grimstead 0, Shaunee Hooper 0, Sam Starr 0, Lissette Meza 8. Team totals: 9-46 8-16 29.

3-ptg: Lynden 1 (Kooiman 1), Squalicum 3 (Mezza 2). Rebounds: Lynden 42 (Nelson, Morgan, Kooiman 5), Squalicum 28 (Lowry 7). Assists: Lynden 12 (Warner 5), Squalicum 7 (Molnar, Ardorfer 2). Fouls: Lynden 16, Squalicum 10. Turnovers: Lynden 15, Squalicum 16.

Bellingham Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service