High School Basketball

Zapien leads Meridian girls basketball over Bellingham

Ryley Zapien did it all for host Meridian as the Trojans toppled Bellingham 62-25 on Thursday.

Zapien had a good floor game as she distributed the ball on offense and played solid defense. She finished with a game-high 12 points.

“We played a good team game,” Meridian coach Mark Gilmore said. “They couldn’t handle our man pressure.”

Lindsey Richard and Autumn Jacobsen both had nine points for Bellingham.

Boys

Bellingham 69, Meridian 36 – Visiting Bellingham used its speed to attack the basket and get past Meridian’s defense to earn a Northwest Conference win. Spencer Lee finished with a team-high 18 points for the Red Raiders, who improved to 12-3. Simran Parmar had 20 points for Meridian.

Boy’s scoreboard

NWC STANDINGS

All

NWC

School (Class)

W-L

W-L

Anacortes (2A)

11-2

7-0

Lynden (2A)

9-4

6-1

Squalicum (3A)

12-2

6-1

Bellingham (2A)

12-3

6-2

Lynden Christian (1A)

11-3

5-2

Mount Baker (1A)

11-3

4-3

Sehome (2A)

7-7

3-4

Ferndale (3A)

4-8

2-5

Lakewood (2A)

4-9

2-5

Burlington-Edison (2A)

5-7

2-5

Sedro-Woolley (2A)

5-9

2-5

Blaine (2A)

5-8

2-5

Meridian (1A)

6-9

2-6

Nooksack Valley (1A)

5-9

1-6

Girl’s scoreboard

NWC STANDINGS

All

NWC

School (Class)

W-L

W-L

Lynden Christian (1A)

14-1

8-0

Mount Baker (1A)

12-1

7-0

Meridian (1A)

11-4

6-2

Lynden (2A)

11-4

5-3

Burlington-Edison (2A)

7-5

4-2

Anacortes (2A)

7-7

5-3

Nooksack Valley (1A)

8-6

4-3

Sehome (2A)

8-6

3-4

Squalicum (3A)

7-7

3-4

Ferndale (3A)

5-7

3-4

Sedro-Woolley (2A)

6-8

2-5

Lakewood (2A)

5-10

1-7

Blaine (2A)

5-8

0-6

Bellingham (2A)

1-14

0-8

Boys

Bellingham 69, Meridian 36

Bellingham

22

20

15

12

69

Meridian

11

10

12

3

36

Bellingham: Jonny Larson 9, Rits Voeut 13, Kobey Georgen 7, Drew McFall 10, Iyan Manju 7, Spencer Lee 18, Trevor Jones 5. Total: 69.

Meridian: Bailey Hodge 2, Simran Parmar 20, Tyler Linderman 2, Camden Burgess 10, Warren Utschinski 2. Total: 36.

Girls

Lynden Christian 56, Lynden 53

Lynden Christian

56

Lynden

53

Lynden Christian: Total: 56.

Lynden: Total: 53.

Meridian 62, Bellingham 25

Bellingham

9

2

8

6

25

Meridian

19

24

11

8

62

Bellingham: Lindsey Richard 9, Jacquie Estrada 3, Susie Bennett 2, Eliza Rossman 2, Bianca Garcia 0, Amya Cook 0, Dita Dalthorp 0, Autumn Jacobsen 9. Total: 25.

Meridian: Ryley Zapien 12, Kyrin Baklund 11, Taran Tutterrow 2, Ellesse FitzGerald 6, Natalie Swanson 5, MaKenna Holz 4, Savannah King 0, Emily Stuth 4, Kiana Gray 10, Jolee Sipma 4, Bryn Magnusson 0, Lindsey Moore 4, Alexis Groen 0. Total: 62.

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