Big first half leads Ferndale girls over Bellingham


Ferndale's girls' basketball team dominated the first half and held off Bellingham for a 57-32 Northwest Conference win Thursday, Jan. 30, at Bellingham High School. Linsey Honeycutt led the Golden Eagles with 19 points.

"Early on we weren't making shots we were used to seeing fall and it kind of snowballed," Bellingham coach Ed Wissing said in a phone interview. "They had a stretch where they would miss shots and still get second or third chances (off of rebounds). Early on Hannah Carlson did that, but Honeycutt sustained it."

Carlson finished with 14 points for Ferndale.

Ashley Spink led the Red Raiders with nine points and Abigail McLellan had six more.

"McLellan did a good job late of getting to the basket and creating opportunities for her teammates," Wissing said.

Ferndale plays next at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at home against Oak Harbor. Bellingham's next game is at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at home against Burlington-Edison.


Ferndale 15 18 14 10 - 57

Bellingham 4 6 9 13 - 32

Ferndale: Carly Bannerman 2, Shelby Slaughter 2, Abby Reid 2, Darien Camarillo 0, Dasia Washington 0, Taryn Knutson 2, Hannah Carlson 14, Brooke Benson 8, Kendyl Puhan 0, Linsey Honeycutt 19, Gabby Edison 8. Team totals: FT 7-13 57.

Bellingham: Carleen Syth 2, Jenn Paul 2, Ashley Spink 9, Abigail McLellan 6, Sarabeth Pemble 0, Alicia Romero 2, Emily Benson 0, Chantelle Chen 0, Michaela Knutson 4, Joelle Zamora 3, Alyssa Porter 4. Team totals: 8-52 12-25 32.

3-ptg: Ferndale 2 (Benson 2), Bellingham 2 (Knutson, Zamora 1). Rebounds: Ferndale n/a, Bellingham 21 (Romero 5). Assists: Ferndale n/a, Bellingham 5 (Porter 4). Fouls: Ferndale 16 (Fouled out: none), Bellingham 15 (Fouled out: none). Turnovers: Ferndale 15, Bellingham 19.

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