Blaine girls' basketball beats Squalicum 49-33

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJanuary 16, 2014 

The Blaine girls' basketball team rebounded from a loss to earn a 49-33 Northwest Conference win against Squalicum on Thursday, Jan. 16, in Blaine.

The Borderites (8-5, 4-2 NWC) were led by Taylor V'Dovec and Mandy Hayes, who each scored 15 points. V'Dovec added a game-high 12 rebounds. Blaine shot 21 of 60 from the field.

"We didn't shoot very well tonight," Blaine coach Ryan Pike said in a phone interview. "We did in the first half, though. That helped."

The Borderites took a 35-15 lead into halftime and held the Storm (6-7, 1-4 NWC) to one third-quarter point while only scoring four points in the period themselves.

Squalicum's Meghan Lowry scored a team-high 15 points and had 10 rebounds, and Kamea Pino had eight points and two assists.

BLAINE 49, SQUALICUM 33

Squalicum 6 9 1 17 - 33

Blaine 17 18 4 10 - 49

Squalicum: Meghan Lowry 15, Sarah Hulbert 3, Kamea Pino 8, Bailey Molnar 2, Sydney Arndorfer 2, Shaunee Hooper 0, Lissette Meza 3. Team totals: 11-48 8-19 33.

Blaine: Breanna Chau 2, Olivia Olason 1, Alexis McElwain 6, Mikayla Deming 8, Kjirstin Larson 2, Taylor V'Dovec 15, Mandy Hayes 15. Team totals: 21-60 5-12 49.

3-ptg: Squalicum 3-11 (Lowry 2), Blaine 2-6 (V'Dovec/Hayes 1). Rebounds: Squalicum 41 (Lowry/Hooper 10), Blaine 48 (V'Dovec 12). Assists: Squalicum 6 (Pino/Hooper 2), Blaine 15 (Chau 6). Fouls: Squalicum 12, Blaine 17. Turnovers: Squalicum 28, Blaine 25.

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