Nooksack Valley's boys' basketball team fell behind early and couldn't catch Sedro-Woolley in a 69-53 loss Friday, Feb. 7, at Nooksack Valley High School. Connor Beard led the Pioneers with 14 points points.
Sedro-Woolley made nine 3-pointers in the game, six of which came from Jackson Price. Price finished with 33 points for the Cubs.
"We kind a got back in the game in the second quarter when Price got in a bit of foul trouble," Nooksack Valley coach Tyler Mitchell said in a phone interview. "We hung with them in the third, but Price was too much for us. He's pretty unstoppable."
Mitchell was impressed with the play of Josh Gimmaka, who had nine points on a Pioneers' team-high three 3-pointers. Seth Taron was one point away from a double-double with nine points and a team-high 11 rebounds.
Nooksack Valley moves onto the Class 1A Northwest District Tournament to take on Lynden Christian at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at Lynden Christian.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY 69, NOOKSACK VALLEY 53
Sedro-Woolley 22 10 23 14 - 69
Nooksack Valley 6 18 19 10 - 53
Sedro-Woolley: Blaine Hindman 6, Ethan Isakson 0, Jackson Price 33, Will Enniss 6, Mason Elms 14, Michael Moser 5, Chad Wilburg 5. Team Totals: 27-59 6-17 69.
Nooksack Valley: Tanner Myhre 4, Connor Beard 14, Noah Rawls 3, Aaron Bosscher 11, Eben Rossmiller 3, Josh Gimmaka 9, Seth Taron 9, Curtis Handy 0, Austin Schneider 0. Team totals: 19-46 10-12 53.
3-ptg: Sedro-Woolley 9 (Price 6), Nooksack Valley 5 (Gimmaka 3). Rebounds: Sedro-Woolley 27 (n/a), Nooksack Valley 29 (Taron 11). Assists: Sedro-Woolley n/a (n/a), Nooksack Valley 11 (Beard 4). Fouls: Sedro-Woolley 16 (Fouled out: none), Nooksack Valley 18 (Fouled out: none). Turnovers: Sedro-Woolley 10, Nooksack Valley 18.