Mount Baker's girls' basketball team stayed in stride with Nooksack Valley and pulled off a 50-47 Northwest Conference win Friday, Jan. 10, at Mount Baker High School.
The Mountaineers were led by Emily Brandland's 21 points as the Pioneers shut down Emily Yost on offense.
"The girls are used to feeding it to the post (Yost), but they triple-teamed her, so they decided we would have to score without Emily (Yost) and Brandland stepped up," Mount Baker coach Brenda Ellis said in a phone interview. "Emily (Yost) still stepped up and grabbed some rebounds, but every time we fed her the ball it was a turnover. It was great to see the rest of the girls take a larger role on offense."
Yost finished with just two points, but grabbed 15 boards.
Lindsay Hayes led the Pioneers with 12 points, and Mariah Perry added eight more.
Raydeen Engels added 10 points for Mount Baker.
MOUNT BAKER 50, NOOKSACK VALLEY 47
Nooksack Valley 11 11 12 13 - 47
Mount Baker 11 12 14 13 - 50
Nooksack Valley: Arlissa Oettel 7, Taryn Tenkley 8, Lindsay Hayes 12, Mariah Perry 8, Emilia Gimmaka 4, Cheyanna Maxwell 0, Fiona Chapman 0, Brianna Turner 8. Team totals: 17-53 9-19 47.
Mount Baker: Emily Brandland 21, Kylee Engholm 0, Jessa Baisden 8, Emma Lallas 1, Korrina Kamacho 4, Emily Yost 2, Rayedeen Engels 10, Emma-Leigh Cline 1. Team totals: 14-66 15-28 50.
3-ptg: Nooksack Valley 4 (Oettel 2), Mount Baker 7 (Brandland 4). Rebounds: Nooksack Valley n/a (n/a), Mount Baker 31 (Yost 15). Assists: Nooksack Valley n/a (n/a), Mount Baker 6 (Lallas 3). Fouls: Nooksack Valley 17 (Fouled out: none), Mount Baker 20 (Fouled out: none). Turnovers: Nooksack Valley 20, Mount Baker 21.