Fox's double-double leads Bellingham boys over Ferndale


Despite being without leading scorer Kailen Hayes, the Bellingham boys' basketball team pulled off a 54-50 win in a Northwest Conference game against Ferndale on Thursday, Jan. 30, at Ferndale High School. The Red Raiders were led by Ryan Fox's 16 points and 16 rebounds.

"It was a real gut-check with Hayes not playing due to an ankle injury," Bellingham coach Brad McKay said in a phone interview. "Fox was huge, his play allowed us to stay in the ballpark with Ferndale."

Austin Honeycutt, Daniel Riley and Brady Shearer each had 11 points for the Golden Eagles.

"Ferndale has some tough kids, they fought to the end. We were just able to make a couple more baskets," McKay said.

Bellingham looks for another win at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Burlington-Edison. Ferndale plays next at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Oak Harbor.


Bellingham 11 12 17 14 - 54

Ferndale 17 10 9 14 - 50

Bellingham: Tristan Hurley 5, Amari Franklin 6, Dante Check 13, Kyle Hofstetter 8, Ryan Fox 16, Kieran Lewis 4, Jakob Chamberlin 2. Team totals: 18-63 12-15 54.

Ferndale: Daniel Riley 11, Brady Shearer 11, John Weg 7, Kier Munzanreder 0, Malik Ivory 8, Austin Honeycutt 11, Dante Kelly 2. Team totals: 18-58 12-20 50.

3-ptg: Bellingham 6 (Fox, Check 2), Ferndale 2 (Riley, Ivory 1). Rebounds: Bellingham 42 (Fox 16), Ferndale 47 (Honeycutt 12). Assists: Bellingham 6 (Check 3), Ferndale 5 (Riley 3). Fouls: Bellingham 15 (Fouled out: Chamberlin), Ferndale 16 (Fouled out: none). Turnovers: Bellingham 11, Ferndale 14.

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