Turnovers lead Lyncs over Squalicum


Lynden Christian's girls' basketball team forced 25 turnovers and almost doubled Squalicum's shot attempts as it topped the Storm 58-31 on Monday, Feb. 3, at Lynden Christian High School. The Lyncs were led by Kara Bajema's team highs of 11 points and four assists.

Squalicum shot 12 of 39 from the field, compared to the Lyncs' 26-of-65 shooting. Lynden Christian coach Curt De Haan pointed to the Lyncs' 41-27 rebounding advantage as a big part of their win.

"Courtney Hollander was solid on senior night with 10 points and 13 rebounds," De Haan said in a phone interview. "Makayla Lancaster did an outstanding job. She was 3-of-6 shooting and guarded Meghan Lowry, holding her to three field goals and had five steals."

Lowry finished with just six points, tied with Kamea Pino and Lissette Meza for the Storm's highest point totals.

Lynden Christian plays next at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Sehome. Squalicum's next game is at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at home against Anacortes.


Squalicum 9 5 9 8 - 31

Lynden Christian 14 10 20 14 - 58

Squalicum: Meghan Lowry 6, Sarah Hulbert 5, Ciera Gossage 0, Kamea Pino 6, Bailey Molnar 4, Sydney Arndorfer 2, Shaunee Hooper 2, Lissette Meza 6. Team totals: 12-39 4-8 31.

Lynden Christian: Makayla Lancaster 6, Haley Hollander 6, Kara Bajema 11, Courtney Hollander 10, Sally Vlas 5, Kassidy Aldrich 2, Karley De Jager 5, Sara Dougan 6, Morgan Van Kooten 7. Team totals: 26-65 5-13 58.

3-ptg: Squalicum 3 (Meza 2), Lynden Christian 1 (Bajema 1). Rebounds: Squalicum 27 (Hooper 8), Lynden Christian 41 (C. Hollander 13). Assists: Squalicum 6 (Lowry 3), Lynden Christian 15 (Bajema 4). Fouls: Squalicum 15 (Fouled out: none), Lynden Christian 15 (Fouled out: none). Turnovers: Squalicum 25, Lynden Christian 11.

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