LYNDEN CHRISTIAN 46, KINGS 36 Lynden Christians girls basketball team secured a spot in the state tournament by beating Kings 46-36 in the Class 1A Northwest District Tournament. The Lyncs took hold of the game from the get-go by not allowing Kings a field goal in the first quarter and pulling out a 14-3 lead. We played against an excellent team, LC coach Curt De Haan said in a phone interview. The girls came out and played really strong defensively. Courtney Hollander led the team with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Courtney probably played her best game of the year today. To have a senior step up like that in a district championship game was great, De Haan said. It was a team effort, however, De Haan said. He pointed to the fact the team only committed 12 turnovers and grabbed 47 rebounds as keys to success. Kings is a pressure team and we only had 12 turnovers, so thats good for us, De Haan said. We did a good job on the boards today and overall, our bigs played really well inside. The win gives the Lyncs an automatic berth into the regional round of state and plenty of momentum into the Class 1A Tri-District Tournament.
LYNDEN CHRISTIAN 46, KINGS 36 Kings 3 10 10 13 36 Lynden Christian 14 14 8 10 46 Kings: Jones 0, Berenson 5, D. Hansen 7, Parker 8, S. Hansen 8, Echelbarger 2, Hibbard 6. Team totals: 11-44 12-20 36. Lynden Christian: Makayla Lancaster 0, Haley Hollander 4, Kara Bajema 2, Courtney Hollander 18, Sally Vlas 0, Kassidy Aldrich 3, Karley De Jager 6, Sara Dougan 8, Morgan Van Kooten 5. Team totals: 15-54 15-22 46. 3-ptg: Kings 2 (S. Hansen, Hibbard), Lynden Christian 1 (Aldrich 1). Rebounds: Kings 29 (Hibbard 12), Lynden Christian 47 (Hollander 10). Assists: Kings 3 (S. Hansen 3), Lynden Christian 12 (Vlas 3). Fouls: Kings 17 (Fouled out: D. Hansen), Lynden Christian 18 (Fouled out:none). Turnovers: Kings 13, Lynden Christian 12.