Ferndale boys rain threes in win over Blaine

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJanuary 13, 2014 

Ferndale's boys' basketball team poured on nine 3-pointers as the Golden Eagles defeated Blaine 71-46 in a Northwest Conference game Monday, Jan. 13, at Blaine. Brady Shearer led Ferndale with 14 points.

Ben Hodgin was the Borderites' top scorer with 14 points.

"Our guys did a good job working together as a team, we really worked the ball around," Blaine coach Shaun Pile said in a phone interview. "Ferndale just shared the ball well and knocked down their shots."

Blaine out-rebounded Ferndale 33-25, with Hodgin and Sean Herrig each grabbing eight rebounds for the Borderites.

Kier Munzanreder added 12 points for Ferndale and John Weg had 11 more. Malik Ivory also had nine points, and team-highs in rebounds (five) and assists (four).

Blaine's next game is at Squalicum, at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16. Ferndale looks for another win at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at home against Meridian.

FERNDALE 71, BLAINE 46

Ferndale 20 22 21 8 - 71

Blaine 9 11 14 12 - 46

Ferndale: Sky Freeman 6, Brady Shearer 14, John Weg 11, Carson Genger 6, Kier Munzanreder 12, Malik Ivory 9, Winterhawk Leighton 2, Dane Larsen 8, Dante Kelly 3. Team totals: FT: 12-17 71.

Blaine: Sean Herrig 5, Dustin Sadnick 0, Cole Muder 7, Ryan Randell 5, Carson Knutzen 7, Jalen Kortlever 3, Ben Hodgin 14, Shaq Woods 5, Jon Fakkema 0. Team totals: 17-49 8-14 46.

3-ptg: Ferndale 9 (Shearer, Munzanreder, Ivory, Larsen 2), Blaine 4 (Herrig, Muder, Kortlever, Knutzen). Rebounds: Ferndale 25 (Ivory 5), Blaine 33 (Herrig, Hodgin 8). Assists: Ferndale 17 (Ivory 4), Blaine 10 (Randell 7). Fouls: Ferndale 12 (Fouled out: none), Blaine 12 (Fouled out: 12). Turnovers: Ferndale 12, Blaine 14.

Spelling of Larsen corrected on Jan. 14.

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