Lions sneak past Ferndale

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDFebruary 3, 2014 

A one-point second quarter doomed the Ferndale girls' basketball team, as it fell to Lynden 45-44 on Monday, Feb. 3, at Ferndale High School. The Lions were led by Elisa Kooiman's 17 points in the victory.

"We just couldn't float in the ocean," Ferndale coach Mike Ivy said of his team's second quarter in a phone interview. "We had a 12-4 lead at one point, then we went 12 minutes without a bucket."

Linsey Honeycutt led the Golden Eagles with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Hannah Carlson contributed 11 points and five assists.

Free-throw shooting was the Lions' Achilles heel as they only shot 9 of 26 from the line. Ferndale held Stephanie Somers to just eight points in the contest.

Lynden's next game is against Meridian at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at home. Ferndale plays next at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Anacortes.

LYNDEN 45, FERNDALE 44

Lynden 12 9 11 12 - 45

Ferndale 12 1 15 18 - 44

Lynden: Amanda Warner 4, Kira Nelson 0, Jasmyne Neria 4, Holly McKinley 2, Ashlyn Morgan 8, Elisa Kooiman 17, Kaitlyn Mark 2, Stephanie Somers 8. Team totals: FT 9-26 45.

Ferndale: Carly Bannerman 0, Shelby Slaughter 0, Abby Reid 0, Darien Camarillo 2, Dasia Washington 0, Taryn Knutson 6, Hannah Carlson 11, Brooke Benson 3, Kendyl Puhan 0, Linsey Honeycutt 20, Gabby Edison 0. Team totals: FT 10-17 44.

3-ptg: Lynden 0 (n/a), Ferndale 0 (n/a). Rebounds: Lynden n/a (n/a), Ferndale 40 (Honeycutt 11). Assists: Lynden n/a (n/a), Ferndale 12 (Carlson 5). Fouls: Lynden 14 (Fouled out: none), Ferndale 17 (Fouled out: none). Turnovers: Lynden 13, Ferndale 18.

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