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Lynden to honor 2006-07 boys basketball state champions Tuesday

Lynden’s Chas Kok hugs coach Blake VanDalen as they celebrate their victory over Mark Morris in the 2007 Washington 2A state championship game at the Tacoma Dome. The team will be honored before Tuesday’s game between Squalicum and Lynden.
Lynden’s Chas Kok hugs coach Blake VanDalen as they celebrate their victory over Mark Morris in the 2007 Washington 2A state championship game at the Tacoma Dome. The team will be honored before Tuesday’s game between Squalicum and Lynden. The Bellingham Herald

Lynden High School will honor its 2006-07 boys basketball team before its Northwest Conference game against Squalicum at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Jake Maberry Gymnasium.

The 2007 Lions won Northwest Conference and Class 2A Northwest District titles before claiming the 2A state championship with a 62-44 victory over previously unbeaten Mark Morris at the Tacoma Dome. The team also nearly upset nationally ranked St. Benedict’s of Newark, N.J., in the regular season, falling 63-59 – one of only two losses in 27 games that season.

Lynden’s state title marked the third time the Lions won state championships in football and boys basketball in the same academic year – a feat the school accomplished a fourth time in 2011-12.

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