Lynden overcame a quick deficit to come back and defeat Squalicum 38-32 in Northwest Conference girls’ basketball action at home on Wednesday.
“Defensively we were able to come out and get stops,” Lynden coach Rob Adams said in a phone interview.
Squalicum went up 8-0 within 45 seconds of the game starting, but Lynden settled down and went on a 9-0 run to take the lead. The Lions trailed by a point at halftime, but a solid third quarter and strong defense lifted the team to the victory.
“I was really proud of the kids, because when we got down 8-0 early on a lot of teams would have folded,” Adams said. “But they went 9-0 to answer and that takes guts to do — especially at home.”
Hannah Swanson’s 10 points led Lynden, Kellie Fluit had eight points and seven rebounds and Brandi Benner scored all eight of her points in the second half, including both the team’s 3-pointers in a 14-6 third quarter.Squalicum was led by Nicola Follis’ 12 points and seven rebounds.