Lynden’s girls’ basketball team made a strong comeback in the second half to force overtime, but came up just short in overtime of a 47-46 Northwest Conference loss to Burlington-Edison on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Burlington-Edison.
Elisa Kooiman led the Lions (10-6, 6-2) with 17 points, and Jasmyne Neria added a career-high of 16.
“At halftime the girls talked about being more accountable,” Lynden coach Rob Adams said in a phone interview. “They took turns, I guess you would call it falling on the sword for what they needed to fix in the second half.”
Lynden had a chance to win the game on an inbound pass with 6.3 seconds left in overtime. The Lions got the matchups they wanted, but the buzzer-beating shot was just short of the hoop.
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“In the first half we threw the ball around the gym,” Adams said. “We had 14 turnovers in the first half and we let (Carly) Watson get eight points.”
Lynden will look to rebound from the loss with a 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, home game against Ferndale.
Burlington-Edison 47, Lynden 46 (OT)
Lynden: Mandy Warner 3, Lauren Zweirs 0, Jasmyne Neria 16, Mariah Gonzalez 2, Sierra Smith 2, Olivia Bonsen 0, Elisa Kooiman 17, Kaitlyn Mark 6. Totals: FT: 8-13 46.
Burlington-Edison: Tyra Lopez 15, Carly Watson 14, Edie Breckenridge 12, Allyson Ray 0, Katie Rodriguez 0, Olivia Capron 4, Rylee Gundersen 0, Emily Agen 2. Totals: FT: 4-12 47.
3-point field goals — Lynden: 4 (Kooiman 2); Burlington-Edison: 5 (Lopez, Wastson 2). Rebounds — no information provided. Assists — no information provided. Fouls — Lynden: 15; Burlington-Edison: 17. Turnovers — no information provided.