Squalicum boys spread the ball around in win over Nooksack Valley


The Squalicum boys' basketball team had four players score in double figures in a 76-48 Northwest Conference victory Monday, Jan. 20, at Noosack Valley.

Benjamin Garcia had 14 points, Alijah Garcia and Damek Mitchell each had 12 points and Blake Youtsey added 11 points for the Storm.

"Squalicum did a really nice job of capitalizing off of our turnovers," said Nooksack Valley coach Tyler Mitchell of the 19-12 turnover battle advantage by the Storm. "They did a nice job of spreading it around and had balanced scoring. They are a solid squad."

Connor Beard had 13 points to lead the Pioneers and Noah Rawls had nine points and five rebounds.

Nooksack Valley (0-6 in NWC, 0-13 overall) plays a conference game Friday, Jan. 24 at Ferndale, and Squalicum (4-2, 8-5) plays the same night at home against Sedro-Woolley in an NWC game.


Squalicum 18 22 23 13 - 76

Nooksack Valley 11 13 8 16 - 48

Squalicum: Clark Hazlett 6, Harper Moore 7, Noah Westerhoff 0, Remington Wilcox 0, Josh Vail 2, Luke Weber 6, Alijah Garcia 12, Damek Mitchell 12, Benjamin Garcia 14, Blake Youtsey 11, Creighton Kaui 6. Team totals: 31-57 7-14 76.

Nooksack Valley: Tanner Myhre 9, Connor Beard 13, Noah Rawls 9, Aaron Bosscher 4, Eben Rossmiller 3, Brady Wood 0, Shawn Goto-Gierke 0, Josh Gimmaka 3, Seth Taron 4, Jeremy Toner 3, Joe McNeely 0, Curtis Handy 0. Team totals: 19-48 4-8 48.

3-ptg: Squalicum 7 (Alijah Garcia 3), Nooksack Valley 6 (Noah Rawls 2). Rebounds: Squalicum 30 (n/a), Nooksack Valley 19 (Noah Rawls 5). Assists: Squalicum n/a, Nooksack Valley 8 (Curtis Handy 3). Fouls: Squalicum 14, Nooksack Valley 14. Turnovers: Squalicum 12, Nooksack Valley 19.

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