High School Sports

PREP GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Mount Baker preview

MOUNT BAKER MOUNTAINEERS

Coach: Brenda Ellis

Last season: 13-11, (8-5 NWC) eliminated at the Class 2A Northwest district tournament

Players to watch: Courtney Van-Brocklin, (Sr., G), Nicole Buchanan (Sr., G), Kim Joy-Smith, (Jr., P), Brandi Anderson, (Jr., G)

Outlook: The Mountaineers can play with any team in the conference because of VanBrocklin’s immense talent, but it will be up to the pieces around her to decide just how far Mount Baker goes. The Mountain-eers have an interesting blend of size and speed, but it could take a few games for this unit to gel. A pair of juniors, Joy-Smith and Anderson, showed potential last season and Buchanan is a leader. Paced by VanBrocklin’s 18.5 points per game last season, they are a conference title dark horse. A state berth could be in the cards.

ROSTER

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

4. Mallory Hogue (G, 5-5, Jr.)

5. Emily Hart (G/F, 5-7, Jr.)

10. Lauren Marshall (G, 5-5, Jr.)

11. Brandi Anderson (G, 5-7, Jr.)

13. Lauren Frey (G/F, 5-9, So.)

15. Shandy Batista (G, 5-7, Jr.)

22. Danielle Leech (G, 5-6, Jr.)

23. Nicole Buchanan (G, 5-5, Sr.)

24. Kim Joy-Smith (P, 5-10, Jr.)

25. Courtney VanBrocklin (G, 5-7, Sr.)

32. Erika Yost (P, 5-10, Fr.)

33. Krischelle Zwiers (P, 6-0, Fr.)

SCHEDULE

Nov. 28, at Ferndale, L 66-40

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

Dec. 8, Sedro-Woolley, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 11, Lynden Christian, 7:30 p.m.

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

Dec. 18, at Mount Vernon*, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 21, at Bellingham, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 28, Friday Harbor, 2 p.m.

Jan. 4, Meridian*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 8, Ferndale*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 11, at Sedro-Woolley*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 15, at Lynden Christian*, 6 p.m.

Jan. 18, Squalicum*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 22, at Nooksack Valley*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 25, Bellingham*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 30, at Lynden*, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 5, Anacortes*, 7:30 p.m.

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

Feb. 13, at Sehome*, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 15, Burlington-Edison*, 7:30 p.m.

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