REGIONAL UPDATES: Blaine, Lynden girls join LC by advancing to Yakima

March 1, 2014 

Seven Whatcom County high school basketball teams are set to play in the regional round of their respective state tournaments on Saturday, March 1. Games will be played just about everywhere from Mount Vernon to Longview.

The Bellingham Herald will be staffing all seven games. Check back here for final updates, or follow @bhamsports for in-game updates on Twitter.

LYNDEN 63, OLYMPIC 47

The Lynden girls' basketball team used a big second quarter to build a lead and rolled to a 63-47 victory over Olympic in the regional round of the Class 2A State Tournament.

The Lions outscored the Trojans 23-7 in the second quarter to open up a 15-point halftime lead.

Lynden heads to Yakima for the second time in three years.

BLAINE 39, WOODLAND 36

The Blaine girls' basketball team handed Woodland its first loss of the season, beating the Beavers 39-36 in the regionals of the Class 1A State Tournament.

The Borderites move on to the Yakima for the second time in three years.

Blaine led by two at halftime in a game that was close throughout.

Taylor V'Dovec led the way with 18 points, while Breanna Chau had 11.

MARK MORRIS 55, SEHOME 44

The Sehome boys' basketball team lost 55-44 to Mark Morris at Chehalis in the regionals of the Class 2A State Tournament.

The Mariners entered the fourth up 37-36, but the Monarchs out scored them 19-7 in the final eight minutes.

Evan Miksovsky had 12 points, and Leif Anderson scored 10.

Sehome wraps up the season with a 17-8 record.

WILSON 59, FERNDALE 54

The Ferndale girls' basketball team pushed Wilson throughout but came up short, falling 59-54 in a Class 3A state regional at Mount Tahoma High School.

Wilson was ranked in the top half of the Class 3A poll for most of the year, but Ferndale played them even through three, 38-38.

Taryn Knutson led the Golden Eagles with 18 points and eight steals.

The Golden Eagles finish their season with a 19-6 record.

W.F. WEST 69, BELLINGHAM 51

The Bellingham girls' basketball season came to an end with a 69-51 loss to Chehalis W.F. West in a regional of the Class 2A State Tournament at Tumwater High School.

The Red Raiders finish the season with a 13-12 record.

LYNDEN CHRISTIAN 56, FREEMAN 42

The Lynden Christian girls' basketball team got the day started off right in the Class 1A State Tournament with a 56-42 victory over Freeman.

After battling from behind in the first quarter, the Lyncs took a 31-21 halftime lead into halftime and never let the Scotties get any closer the rest of the way, outrebounding Freeman 43-22.

Kara Bajema led LC with 18 points and nine rebounds, while Karley De Jager came off the bench to score 12 points. Sara Dougan added seven points and eight rebounds, while Courtney Hollander had nine points and nine rebounds.

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