V'Dovec's double-double lifts Blaine past Burlinton-Edison


Taylor V'Dovec's productive game helped Blaine's girls' basketball team past Burlington-Edison 59-51 on Friday, Feb. 7, at Blaine.

V'Dovec scored a game-high 21 points and reeled in 13 rebounds.

"She came out and took over at times," Blaine coach Ryan Pike said in a phone interview.

Blaine also took over on the glass, where it outrebounded the Tigers 41-28. Burlington-Edison had only five offensive rebounds.

"Defensively, everyone played really well, but we boxed out and that helped a lot," Pike said.

The game was remarkably well, with only 19 turnovers between the two teams, a sign the teams treated it like the postseason, Pike said.

Blaine (14-6, NWC plays Nooksack Valley on Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the 1A district opener.


Burlington-Edison 14 11 12 14 - 51

Blaine 15 21 13 10 - 59

Burlington-Edison: Tyra Lopez 18, Edie Breckenridge 5, Ali Heyntsen 0, Jacki Smith 0, Katie Rodriguez 10, Olivia Capron 2, Delaney Watson 0, Rylee Gunderson 2, Emily Agen 14. Team totals: 20-54 7-7 51.

Blaine: Breanna Chau 3, Olivia Olason 4, Alexis McElwain 14, Mikayla Deming 4, Rhiana Breedlove 0, Taylor V'Dovec 21, Mandy Hayes 13. Team totals: 22-56 10-15 59.

3-ptg: Burlington-Edison 4 (Rodriguez 2), Blaine 5 (Hayes 3). Rebounds: Burlington-Edison 28, Blaine 41 (V'Dovec 13). Assists: Burlington-Edison 16, Blaine 16 (Chau 6). Fouls: Burlington-Edison 13, Blaine 9. Turnovers: Burlington-Edison 10, Blaine 9.

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