High School Basketball

How would the Lynden boys fare against the defending 4A state champ?

The Lynden boys basketball team took to the road Monday to defeat defending 4A state champion Kentwood 48-43 in the King Showcase at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

“It was a game of runs,” Lynden coach Brian Roper said. “We went up, then we were down, then up again. Fortunately, we were up at the end of the game.”

Roper said he valued the experience of playing against a quality opponent such as Kentwood. Christian Zamora dropped a team-high 23 points, including six clutch free-throws in the fourth quarter to help put the game away.

Lynden has won its last five games and are set to host Sedro-Woolley Tuesday before squaring off with conference leader Lynden Christian on the road Friday.

Boys’ results

Nooksack Valley 65, Bellingham 59 – Bellingham went on an 18-6 run to end the first half and head into halftime trailing 32-30, but the Pioneers were too much in the second half as Nooksack Valley earned the Northwest Conference win.

Mount Baker 65, Squalicum 60 (OT) – Mount Baker had a chance to win the game in regulation after a layup tied the game and a Mountaineer was fouled, but the free-throw attempt rattled out. In overtime, Ethan Gates scored five of his seven points including three from the free-throw line to ice the game.

Girls’ results

Lynden 70, Sedro-Woolley 49 – Lynden coach Rob Adams said Monday was his team’s best defensive effort of the season as the Lions earned a Northwest Conference win. Ruby VanderHaak led the way with 20 points and Natalie Amos followed with 17 of her own.

Nooksack Valley 66, Bellingham 22 – The Pioneers earned a Northwest Conference win over the visiting Red Raiders. Kora Larsen had a game-high 19 points for Nooksack Valley. Bellingham’s Adelyn Pagels recorded 14 points.

Boys scoreboard

NWC STANDINGS

All

NWC

School (Class)

W-L

W-L

Lynden Christian (1A)

14-0

6-0

Lynden (2A)

10-3

5-1

Anacortes (2A)

12-1

5-1

Ferndale (3A)

6-6

4-2

Lakewood (2A)

10-4

4-2

Burlington-Edison (2A)

8-5

3-3

Sehome (2A)

5-8

3-3

Squalicum (3A)

7-6

3-3

Sedro-Woolley (2A)

9-4

3-3

Nooksack Valley (1A)

8-6

3-4

Mount Baker (1A)

7-5

2-4

Bellingham (2A)

6-8

1-6

Meridian (1A)

3-9

1-5

Blaine (2A)

2-11

0-6

Girls scoreboard

NWC STANDINGS

All

NWC

School (Class)

W-L

W-L

Lynden Christian (1A)

13-0

6-0

Ferndale (3A)

9-4

5-1

Meridian (1A)

11-2

5-1

Burlington-Edison (2A)

8-5

5-1

Nooksack Valley (1A)

10-4

5-2

Lynden (2A)

8-5

4-2

Squalicum (3A)

10-3

3-3

Sehome (2A)

7-6

3-3

Mount Baker (1A)

6-6

2-4

Sedro-Woolley (2A)

5-8

2-4

Lakewood (2A)

7-7

2-4

Anacortes (2A)

3-10

1-5

Bellingham (2A)

3-11

0-7

Blaine (2A)

4-9

0-6

Boys

Lynden 48, Kentwood 43

Lynden

10

11

14

13

48

Kentwood

11

7

13

12

43

Lynden: Kobe Elsner 4, Blake Silves 5, James Marsh 2, Brock Heppner 8, Trey Labounty 4, Carson Bode 2, Christian Zamora 23.

Nooksack Valley 65, Bellingham 59

Nooksack Valley

65

Bellingham

59

Mount Baker 65, Squalicum 60 (OT)

Mount Baker

16

12

18

8

10

65

Squalicum

12

15

8

20

5

60

Mount Baker: Ethan Gates 7, David Vetkov 1, Caleb Forbes 3, Kaleb Bass 26, Carter Backstrom 8, Carson Engholm 0, Jason Lee 8, Thomas Barbo 11, Michael Whitson 2.

Squalicum: Spencer Lloyd 2, Schuyler Alton 2, Eric Monahan 6, Dedrick Mitchell 9, Devante Powell 19, Kendall Engelhart 22.

Girls

Lynden 70, Sedro-Woolley 49

Lynden

18

13

25

14

70

Sedro-Woolley

9

15

15

10

49

Lynden: Alexis Holman 3, Livia Tjoelker 5, Blakely Doerge 5, Faith Baar 4, Sierra Smith 7, Keylie Hershey 7, Keyna Holleman 0, Kyla Bonsen 0, Ruby VanderHaak 20, Natalie Amos 17, Madison Canales 2.

Nooksack Valley 66, Bellingham 22

Bellingham

3

7

2

10

22

Nooksack Valley

12

26

19

9

66

Bellingham: Carrie Latimer 0, Zanny Walbeck 3, Dita Dalthorp 3, Kaitlyn Griffin 0, Adelyn Pagels 14, Alexa Mee 2,.

Nooksack Valley: Kora Larsen 19, Maya Galley 9, Vanessa Galindo 0, Brooke DeBeeld 1, Karley Stremler 6, Jenna Tenkley 4, Kayleasha Davis 0, Jenna Compton 11, Katrina Gimmaka 16, Maddie Martin 0.

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