Lyncs ride strong win over Trojans


The Lynden Christian girls' basketball team defeated Meridian 71-17 on Thursday, Jan. 30, at Lynden Christian High School in Northwest Conference action.

The Lyncs (14-2, NWC 9-0) remain the lone unbeaten team in the conference with the win. Kara Bajema led LC with 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting, and Sally Vlas was a perfect 4 for 4 from the field for 13 points. She also added four steals in the convincing win.

"We shot 70 percent from the field in the first half," Lynden Christian coach Curt De Haan said in a phone interview.

As a team, the Lyncs finished 29 of 48 from the field, and led 52-12 at the half.

Meridian's leading scorers were Kendra Holmes with five points, and Janessa Murphy with four.

Lynden Christian also got a well-rounded performance from Courtney Hollander, who chipped in eight points, eight rebounds and seven assists.


Meridian 8 4 5 0- 17

LC 20 32 11 8- 71

Meridian: Ryley Zapien 3, Taylor Lunde 0, Allie Mack 0, Haley Belanger 3, Grace Pyles 0, Kendra Holmes 5, Janessa Murphy 4, Sydney Swanson 2. Team totals: 2-6 7-29 17.

Lynden Christian: Haley Hollander 2, Kara Bajema 20, Courtney Hollander 8, Sally Vlas 13, Kassidy Aldrich 6, Karley De Jager 10,Sara Dougan 8, Morgan Van Kooten 4. Team totals: 10-13 29-48 71.

3-ptg: Meridian 1 (Belanger 1), LC 3 (Vlas 3). Rebounds: Meridian 11 (Mack 3), LC 29 (Courtney Hollander 8). Assists: Meridian 4 (Lunde and Swanson 2), LC 17 (Courtney Hollander 7). Fouls: Meridian 9 (NA), Home 8 (NA). Turnovers: Meridian 35, LC 16.

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