High School Sports

PREP GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Bellingham preview

BELLINGHAM RED RAIDERS

Coach: Randy Kaui

Last season: 5-15, (3-10 NWC), did not qualify for postseason

Players to watch: Karly Joseph, (Sr., P), Jamie Pearsall, (Sr., P), Lindsey Martinez, (Sr., G), Kristin Baker, (P, Jr.)

Outlook: There weren’t many bright spots for the Red Raiders in terms of wins, but that could change this season. Bellingham showed that it wasn’t a pushover last season, playing teams close throughout the year. Joseph had a good season averaging 8.9 points per game, Mar-tinez, Pearsall and Baker combined for more than 15 points a contest. Those four return and with another year of experience they should be even better. If this team can come together, they’ll be a surprise con-tender at the district tournament.

ROSTER

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

4. Taylor Mallahan (G, 5-6, So.)

5. Devin Pearsall (G, 5-7, So.)

10. Lindsey Martinez (G, 5-4, Sr.)

12. Mandy Hatch (G, 5-10, Sr.)

13. Jamie Pearsall (P, 5-9, Sr.)

14. Emily West (G, 5-7, Jr.)

20. Kristin Baker (P, 5-9, Jr.)

22. Kaylee Wiebe (G, 5-4, Sr.)

23. Erin Peterson (F, 5-9, Jr.)

24. Karly Joseph (P, 5-10, Sr.)

33. Shannon Gowan (G, 5-6, Jr.)

43. Tawny Julius (F, 5-9, So.)

SCHEDULE

Dec. 5, Sehome, 7:30 p.m.

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

Dec. 11, Meridian, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 14, at Squalicum, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

Dec. 27, at South Sound Classic, TBA

Dec. 28, at South Sound Classic, TBA

Jan. 3, Adelaide, Australia, 5:45 p.m.

Jan. 5, Squalicum*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 8, Mount Vernon*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 11, at Nooksack Valley*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 16, at Meridian*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 19, Sedro-Woolley*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 23, at Ferndale*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 25, at Mount Baker*, 7:30 p.m.

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

Feb. 1, at Blaine*, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 5, Burlington-Edison*, 7:30 p.m.

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

Feb. 13, Lynden*, 7:30 p.m.

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