Westbrook leads Borderites over Nooksack Valley boys


Blaine's Josiah Westbrook scored 37 points as the Borderites boys' basketball team a big 88-53 Northwest Conference win over Nooksack Valley on Friday, Jan. 3, at Blaine. Westbrook hit four 3-pointers and dished out eight assists in the win, both team highs.

Tanner Myhre led the Pioneers with 16 points. Seth Taron also had 10 points and eight rebounds for Nooksack Valley (0-7, 0-2 NWC).

Blaine coach Shaun Pile called the win a "confidence-builder" in a phone interview. He was also happy with his team's shooting, as the Borderites shot 33 of 61 from the field.

Sean Herrig added 20 points with four 3-pointers and Shaq Woods had 10 points and eight rebounds for Blaine (4-4, 1-1 NWC).

Blaine plays next at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Anacortes. Nooksack Valley's next game is at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at home against Friday Harbor.


Nooksack Valley 12 11 15 15 - 53

Blaine 23 23 23 19 - 88

Nooksack Valley: Tanner Myhre 16, Connor Beard 7, Noah Rawls 0, Dalton Biehle xx, Aaron Bosscher 13, Eben Rossmiller 5, Brady Wood 0, Shawn Goto-Gierke 2, Josh Gimmaka 0, Seth Taron 10, Jeremy Toner 0, Joe McNeely 0. Team totals: n/a-n/a 9-13 53.

Blaine: Josiah Westbrook 37, Sean Herrig 20, Dustin Sadnick 0, Cole Muder 0, Ryan Randell 3, Carson Knutzen 4, Jalen Kortlever 0, Ben Hodgin 6, Anthony Ball 3, Shaq Woods 10, Jon Fackkema 5. Team totals: 33-61 11-25 88.

3-ptg: Nooksack Valley 4 (Myhre, Beard, Bosscher, Rossmiller 1), Blaine 11 (Westbrook, Herrig 4). Rebounds: Nooksack Valley 23 (Taron 8), Blaine 35 (Woods 8). Assists: Nooksack Valley 15 (Beard 5), Blaine 15 (Westbrook 8). Fouls: Nooksack Valley 10 (Fouled out: none), Blaine 17 (Fouled out: none). Turnovers: Nooksack Valley 19, Blaine 13.

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