High School Sports

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Lyncs triumph over Pioneers

Lynden Christian girls’ basketball came out on top 66-40 over Nooksack Valley in a conference game on Saturday, Jan. 30.

“It was a really physical game, everyone played hard tonight.” Lynden Christian coach Brady Bomber said in a phone interview.

Ahead by seven at halftime, the Lyncs extended their lead by 24 points making many of their 10 3-point field goals during the third quarter.

Kara Bajema led with 17 points for Lynden Christian. Emmalee Bailey followed with 14 points and four 3-point field goals and Haley Hollander added 12 points.

Nooksack Valley was led by Brianna Turner’s 12 points.

Next, Nooksack Valley will host Bellingham and Lynden Christian will play at Ferndale at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Other results

Mount Baker 53, Meridian 51: Emily Brandland led the Mountaineers to a win with 14 points. Kylee Engholm followed with 12 points and Danielle Tyler added nine. Ellessee FitzGerald led Meridian with 18 points and Kiana Gray followed with 15 points.

Blaine 59, Cascade Christian 35: Ashley Dickerson led Blaine to a victory over Cascade Christian with 16 points. Kjirstin Larson followed with 11 points and Brynn Hallberg added eight.

Scoreboard

NWC STANDINGS

All

NWC

School (Class)

W-L

W-L

Lynden Christian (1A)

16-2

9-1

Lynden (2A)

15-2

8-1

Ferndale (3A)

10-8

8-2

Burlington-Edison (2A)

15-2

7-2

Mount Baker (1A)

14-4

7-3

Nooksack Valley (1A)

11-8

5-5

Anacortes (2A)

11-7

5-5

Sedro-Woolley (2A)

5-12

4-5

Squalicum (2A)

6-11

3-6

Sehome (2A)

6-11

3-6

Bellingham (2A)

3-15

1-8

Blaine (2A)

3-15

2-9

Meridian (1A)

6-12

1-9

Blaine 59, Cascade Christian 35

Blaine

12

18

14

15

59

Cascade Christian

9

4

12

10

35

Blaine: Brynn Hallberg 8, Alexis Hallberg 0, Ashley Dickerson 16, Makayah Veliz 2, Lauren Kordas 5, Josie Deming 10, Jessica Philips 3, Kjirstin Larson 11, Kaitlin Newton 4. Total: 59.

Cascade Christian: Hailey Brander 8, Tori Ramos 0, Allison Downs 17, Mindy McCreary 0, Gabi Miller 3, McKenzie Radcliff 1, Morgan Schepker 0, Kinsley Nohr 2, Kiriana Shelton 4, Alex Teifke 0, MacKenzie Williamson 0. Total: 35.

Lynden Christian 66, Nooksack Valley 40

Nooksack Valley

11

7

8

14

40

Lynden Christian

8

18

24

16

66

Nooksack Valley: Arlissa Oettel 3, Maddi Myhre 2, Rachel Sande 2, Nikki VanderHeiden 0, Karly Stremler 1, Jenna Tenkley 5, Emilia Gimmaka 7, Olivia Berkan 3, Cassidy Zylstra 0, Katrina Gimmaka 8, Brianna Turner 12. Total: 40.

Lynden Christian: Torina Hommes 3, Isabela Hernandez 9, Haley Hollander 12, Shaye Brandsma 4, Kara Bajema 17, Sam Van Loo 4, Riley Van Hulzen 2, Avery Dykstra 0, Ellie Vander Veen 0, Emmalee Bailey 14. Total: 66.

Mount Baker 53, Meridian 51

Mount Baker

7

13

19

14

53

Meridian

13

15

12

11

51

Mount Baker: Haylee Malone 6, Emily Brandland 14, Danielle Tyler 9 , Summer Millman 2, Kylee Engholm 12, Kylind Powell 2, McKenzie Yost 8, Sam Jacoby 0. Total: 53.

Meridian: Ryley Zapien 7, Kyrin Baklund 3, Ellesse FitzGerald 18, Natalie Swanson 0, Tanis Harrison 2, Emily Stuth 0, Kiana Gray 15, MacKenzie Cox 6. Total: 51.

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