The Mount Baker girls’ basketball team turned a two-point halftime lead into a 28-point victory in Friday’s 66-38 Northwest Conference win over Meridian at Deming.
“We changed our defense a little bit and we really focused on trying to make them take shots that they weren’t comfortable with,” Mount Baker coach Brenda Ellis said in a phone interview. “We stepped up our defense and our defense tends to fire up our offense as well.”
The Mountaineers led 32-30 at halftime, but outscored the Trojans 34-8 in the second half to keep Meridian winless on the season.
Courtney VanBrocklin provided almost enough offense by herself with her game-high 32 points for Mount Baker and also had four steals and three assists, and Krischelle Zwiers scored 10.
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Meridian was led by Bree Park and Terri Tigert, who each finished with 12 points.