High School Sports

PREP BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bellingham preview


Coach: Mark Wright

Last year: 14-10 (7-6 NWC), elimi-nated in Class 2A Northwest District tournament.

Players to watch: Pete Carlson (Sr., G), Johann VonKrusenstiern (Sr., W), Devon Delaney (Jr., P).

Outlook: Wright moves over after seven years coaching the Red Raid-ers girls’ team and takes over a program with very little returning experience. His four seniors, Carl-son, VonKrusenstiern, Zack Halverson and Freddie Payne have 40 games of varsity experience from last season combined and none averaged more than four points per game. Carlson played in 22 games, and VonKrusenstiern played in 14, and both will be asked to lead a talented group of juniors that needs to step up quickly. Wright said his team lacks size, so it will likely focus on playing an up-tempo game. How well Bellingham plays defense against taller teams in the confer-ence will play a role in the Red Raiders’ success this season and could dictate how deep they advance into the Class 2A Northwest District Tournament in February.


No. Player (Ht., Pos., Yr.)

10. Pete Carlson (6-0, G, Sr.)

12. Tory Bray (5-11, G, So.)

13. Zack Halverson (6-2, P, Sr.)

15. Freddie Payne (5-9, G, Sr., , )

20. Johann VonKrusenstiern (6-2, W, Sr. )

22 .Cameron Beshara (6-2, W, Jr.)

23. Kyle Buckham (5-10, G, So.)

24. Devon Delaney (6-2, P, Jr.)

31. Junior Clizbe (6-1, W, Jr.)

32. Matt Grummel (6-2, W, Jr.)

44. Andrew Troutman (6-4, P, So.)


Dec. 4, at Sehome, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 8, Anacortes , 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 12, at Meridian, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 15, Squalicum , 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 18, Lynden Christian*, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 21, at Mount Baker, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 22, Archbishop Murphy , 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 4, at Squalicum*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 7, Adelaide, Australia , 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 9, at Mount Vernon*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 12, Nooksack Valley*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 15, Meridian*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 18, at Sedro-Woolley*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 22, Ferndale*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 26, Mount Baker*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 29, at Anacortes*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 31, Blaine*, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 6, at Burlington-Edison*, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 8, Sehome*, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 12, at Lynden*, 7:30 p.m.