High School Basketball

Would the Lynden Christian boys basketball team remain undefeated Monday night?

The Lynden Christian boys basketball team remained unbeaten Monday as the Lyncs earned a 69-59 Northwest Conference win over host Sedro-Woolley.

Cole Bajema poured in a game-high 31 points and snagged 10 rebounds to lead Lynden Christian to victory. Bajema scored 21 of his 31 in the second half, and 14 in the fourth quarter.

“It was a grinder of a night,” Lynden Christian coach Roger DeBoer said. “We battled back in the second half and Cole was a big part of that.”

Sedro-Woolley jumped out to a 21-11 lead in the second quarter before the Lyncs took a 1-point lead into halftime. Lynden Christian turned up its offense in the second half, and at one point led the Cubs by 16.

Boys’ results

Ferndale 65, Nooksack Valley 57 – AJ Rankin scored a team-high 19 points to help the visiting Golden Eagles earn a Northwest Conference win. Rankin shot a blistering 6 for 7 from the field and a perfect 5 for 5 from the free-throw line. Nooksack Valley’s Casey Bauman had a game-high 28 points.

Mount Baker 67, Meridian 56 – The host Mountaineers earned a Northwest Conference win over the visiting Trojans. David Vetkov had a team-high 15 points, and Ethan Gates added 14. Meridian’s Jackson Short poured in a game-high 20 points.

Girls’ results

Meridian 57, Mount Baker 54 – Host Meridian capitalized on second-chance points and Mountaineer turnovers to help earn a Northwest Conference win. Kyrin Baklund led the Trojans with 15 points, and Ellesse FitzGerald and Jolee Sipma both scored in double figures. Mount Baker played without starting point guard Haylee Malone, who suffered an ankle injury in the Mountaineers’ game against Nooksack Valley Friday.

Lynden Christian 68, Sedro-Woolley 36 – After being tested in the first half, the host Lyncs picked up their defensive intensity in the second half to earn a Northwest Conference win. Lynden Christian coach Brady Bomber said the defense of Riley VanHulzen and Riley Dykstra was especially key in holding off the Cubs.

Ferndale 52, Nooksack Valley 45 – The host Golden Eagles earned a Northwest Conference win over the visiting Pioneers. Rylee Weg recorded a team-high 13 points as Ferndale improved to 11-5 overall, and 7-2 in league play. Nooksack Valley’s Jenna Tenkley had a game-high 15 points.

Boys scoreboard

NWC STANDINGS

All

NWC

School (Class)

W-L

W-L

Lynden Christian (1A)

17-0

9-0

Anacortes (2A)

14-1

7-1

Ferndale (3A)

9-6

7-2

Lynden (2A)

11-4

6-2

Lakewood (2A)

11-5

5-3

Sehome (2A)

6-9

4-4

Sedro-Woolley (2A)

10-6

4-5

Nooksack Valley (1A)

9-7

4-5

Mount Baker (1A)

9-6

4-5

Burlington-Edison (2A)

8-7

3-5

Squalicum (3A)

7-8

3-5

Bellingham (2A)

7-8

2-6

Meridian (1A)

4-12

1-8

Blaine (2A)

2-13

0-8

Girls scoreboard

NWC STANDINGS

All

NWC

School (Class)

W-L

W-L

Lynden Christian (1A)

16-0

9-0

Meridian (1A)

14-2

8-1

Burlington-Edison (2A)

10-5

7-1

Ferndale (3A)

11-5

7-2

Nooksack Valley (1A)

11-5

6-3

Lynden (2A)

9-6

5-3

Squalicum (3A)

11-4

4-4

Sehome (2A)

8-7

4-4

Anacortes (2A)

5-10

3-5

Lakewood (2A)

7-9

2-6

Mount Baker (1A)

6-9

2-7

Sedro-Woolley (2A)

5-11

2-7

Blaine (2A)

4-11

0-8

Bellingham (2A)

3-12

0-8

Boys

Ferndale 65, Nooksack Valley 57

Ferndale

20

15

21

9

65

Nooksack Valley

19

7

23

8

57

Ferndale: AJ Rankin 19, Cody Gunter 2, James Hinson 15, Sequoyah Julius 9, Larson Fairbain 3, Reid Benson 17.

Nooksack Valley: Casey Bauman 28, Baylor Galley 8, Jordan Veening 13, Zach Johnson 8.

Lynden Christian 69, Sedro-Woolley 59

Lynden Christian

11

13

21

24

69

Sedro-Woolley

17

6

10

26

59

Lynden Christian: Jordan Riddle 8, Cole Bajema 31, Andrew DeVries 9, Michael Lancaster 0, Bryce Bouwman 7, Luke Bos 2, Tanner Jansen 0, , Cole Langstraat 6, George DeJong 6.

Mount Baker 67, Meridian 56

Meridian

10

10

21

17

56

Mount Baker

14

15

22

14

67

Meridian: Bailey Hodge 7, Bryce Vandenhaak 2, Zac Kinney 13, Jackson Short 20, Warren Utschinski 9, TJ Dykstra 5, Gabe Hughes 2.

Mount Baker: Ethan Gates 14, David Vetkov 15, Kaleb Bass 4, Hayden Linderman 2, Carter Backstrom 5, Carson Engholm 3, Jason Lee 9, Thomas Barbo 11, Michael Whitson 2.

Girls

Ferndale 52, Nooksack Valley 45

Nooksack Valley

14

14

6

11

45

Ferndale

12

11

17

12

52

Nooksack Valley: Kora Larsen 6, Maya Galley 0, Vanessa Galindo 0, Brooke DeBeeld 1, Karley Stremler 4, Jenna Tenkley 15, Kayleasha Davis 0, Jenna Compton 5, Katrina Gimmaka 14, Maddie Martin 0.

Ferndale: Ruthie Carlson 0, Carmelita Rodriguez 3, Neomi Davidson 4, Rylee Weg 13, Ashley Thomas 0, Kylie Honrud 0, Emma Hindes 4, Aleah Washington 0, Jamie Johnson 9, Nicole Guessford 8, Peyton Humbert 3, Brianna Byrnes 7, Kim Weden 1.

Lynden Christian 68, Sedro-Woolley 36

Sedro-Woolley

11

8

9

8

36

Lynden Christian

11

15

20

22

68

Lynden Christian: Josie Bocci 9, Isabela Hernandez 8, Lexi Hernandez 0, Riley Dykstra 4, Liv Mellema 0, Emily Mellema 4, Sam VanLoo 8, Riley VanHulzen 6, Avery Dykstra 18, Grace Sterk 11.

Meridian 57, Mount Baker 54

Mount Baker

15

9

14

16

54

Meridian

19

13

10

15

57

Mount Baker: Danielle Tyler 21, Breeanna Hesyck 4, Jordan LaTorre 13, Abby Yost 7, McKenzie Yost 9.

Meridian: Kyrin Baklund 15, Ellesse FitzGerald 13, Makenna Holz 5, Tanis Harrison 6, Lindsey Moore 4, Jolee Sipma 12, Bryn Magnusson 2.

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