Whatcom County standouts to play in all-star game


The high school girls' basketball season isn't quite done after all.

Blaine's Taylor V'Dovec and Lexi McElwain will join Mount Baker's Emily Yost, Lynden's Elisa Kooiman and Ferndale's Linsey Honeycutt as Northwest Conference standouts that will be playing in the 18th Annual 2014 Washington/North Idaho All-State Girls' Basketball Tournament.

V'Dovec and Yost, both juniors, will join McElwain, a senior, in the 1A East vs. 1A West game at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21, in Spokane.

Kooiman and Honeycutt will both play in the 2A/3A/East vs. 2A/3A/West game at 5:30 p.m.

Cost for all-day admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 12 and under and seniors ages 62 and older.

V'Dovec was the All-Northwest Conference Player of the Year after leading Blaine to a fifth-place finish at state. The 5-foot-11 post averaged 15.5 points per game this past season. McElwain provided a nice compliment to V'Dovec, averaging 9.6 points per game in her senior campaign.

Yost was a standout for Mount Baker, leading the league in scoring at 21.1 points per game. She was a force on the glass, as well, finding herself in double figures on multiple occasions. Honeycutt, like Yost, put together a strong junior season, averaging 16.3 points a game en route to the Golden Eagles making it to the Regional Round of State.

Kooiman was the lone freshman of the bunch, instantly giving Lynden a dynamic scorer from the guard position. Her 14.5 points per game paced the Lions, earning first-team All-NWC and All-Whatcom County selections.

Blaine's coach Ryan Pike will be a part of the 1A West staff.


The 2014 Squalicum Storm Basketball Camp will run June 23-26, hosting boys grades 3-6 and 7-9 in two different sessions.

Boys grades 3-6 will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and cost $80, while the advanced class for grades 7-9 will be from 1-4 p.m. at $100. Dave Dickson will direct the camp and can be contacted for any further questions at 360-201-5218.

Registration can be done at Bellingham Parks and Recreation, and the cost of attendance also includes a T-shirt.

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