High School Basketball

The Lynden girls basketball team is trying to establish a ‘bunker mentality’

In the 11 years Rob Adams has been head coach of the Lynden girls basketball team, no team has been as statistically bad as this year’s squad. The Lions set out to change that Tuesday night with a 69-28 Northwest Conference win over visiting Blaine.

“The teams that have been successful in the postseason have been good defensive teams,” Adams said. “It’s about establishing that bunker mentality. If you had to go into a bunker, who are you going to take with you?”

Adams also said this Lynden team is one of the best he’s had at scoring the ball. Ruby VanderHaak proved that Tuesday with a game-high 26 points.

Boys’ results

Anacortes 76, Bellingham 40 – The visiting Red Raiders got blitzed at the start of their Northwest Conference loss to Anacortes and could never recover. The Seahawks put up 48 points at halftime, while Bellingham scored just 23. Spencer Lee had a team-high 17 points.

Lynden 66, Blaine 34 – Lynden’s Christian Zamora scored a game-high 23 points to help the visiting Lions earn a Northwest Conference victory over Blaine. Adam Vega had a team-high 12 points for the Borderites.

Squalicum 57, Burlington-Edison 55 – Squalicum’s Kendall Engelhart hit a free-throw line jumper with four seconds left to give the Storm a 2-point lead and eventually a Northwest Conference win. Devante Powell had a team-high 20 points as the Storm improved to 8-8 overall.

Lakewood 70, Sehome 59 – Lakewood hit 13 3-pointers in the visiting Mariners’ Northwest Conference loss. Eddy Hochsprung had a team-high 19 points for Sehome, and Lukas DeLisle followed with 16.

Girls’ results

Sehome 50, Lakewood 44 – Sehome scored 16 points in the third and fourth quarters to earn a comeback Northwest Conference win over the visiting Cougars. Sarah Eisses scored a team-high 13 points for the Mariners, who improved to 9-7 overall and 5-4 in league play.

Burlington-Edison 59, Squalicum 29 – Burlington-Edison’s Allyson Ray had a game-high 21 points to help the Tigers knock off the host Storm. Ray had just three points in the first half, but then caught fire in the second half. Squalicum’s Leah Austin had a team-high 14 points.

Boys scoreboard

NWC STANDINGS

All

NWC

School (Class)

W-L

W-L

Lynden Christian (1A)

17-0

9-0

Anacortes (2A)

15-1

8-1

Ferndale (3A)

9-6

7-2

Lynden (2A)

12-4

7-2

Lakewood (2A)

12-5

6-3

Sehome (2A)

6-10

4-5

Nooksack Valley (1A)

9-7

4-5

Mount Baker (1A)

9-6

4-5

Sedro-Woolley (2A)

10-6

4-5

Burlington-Edison (2A)

8-8

3-6

Squalicum (3A)

8-8

4-5

Bellingham (2A)

7-9

2-7

Meridian (1A)

4-12

1-8

Blaine (2A)

2-14

0-9

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)

11-5

8-1

Ferndale (3A)

11-5

7-2

Nooksack Valley (1A)

11-5

6-3

Lynden (2A)

10-6

6-3

Squalicum (3A)

11-5

4-5

Sehome (2A)

9-7

5-4

Anacortes (2A)

5-10

3-5

Lakewood (2A)

7-10

2-7

Mount Baker (1A)

6-9

2-7

Sedro-Woolley (2A)

5-11

2-7

Blaine (2A)

4-12

0-9

Bellingham (2A)

3-12

0-8

Boys

Anacortes 76, Bellingham 40

Bellingham

8

15

5

12

40

Anacortes

23

25

16

12

76

Bellingham: Rits Voeut 4, Drew McFall 3, Kobey Georgen 6, Spencer Lee 17, Caden Mee 0, Trevor Jones 0, Jackson Lee 3, Rand Bentley 7, Miles Ferran 0.

Squalicum 57, Burlington-Edison 55

Squalicum

10

11

22

14

57

Burlington-Edison

15

11

14

15

55

Squalicum: Spencer Lloyd 2, Eric Monahan 8, Jacob Hardy 2, Dedrick Mitchell 11, Devante’ Powell 20, Lincoln Hofer 2, Kendall Engelhart 12.

Lakewood 70, Sehome 59

Sehome

19

11

17

12

59

Lakewood

18

17

16

19

70

Sehome: Lukas DeLisle 16, Eddy Hochsprung 19, Michael McLin 0, Andrew Engle 0, Jake Ortega 0, Evan Kingma 10, Josh Dentel 6, Jamie Rowe-Moulds 3, Austin Roberts 5, Wyatt Watson 0, Owen Deboo 0.

Lynden 66, Blaine 34

Lynden

22

22

9

13

66

Blaine

16

1

7

11

34

Lynden: Kobe Elsner 5, Blake Silves 11, James Marsh 3, Brock Heppner 4, Trey Labounty 4, Noah Walker 2, Dakota Baar 4, Carter Parcher 2, Christian Zamora 23, Jacob Kettels 6, Liam Hanenburg 3.

Blaine: Ryan Turnberg 3, Colby Knutzen 6, Ben Wallen 5, Cory Luce 2, Zane Rector 5, Adam Vega 12, Niko Fricker 1.

Girls

Burlington-Edison 59, Squalicum 29

Burlington-Edison

10

11

22

10

59

Squalicum

4

6

11

8

29

Squalicum: Des’ree Henry 4, Mariana Madera 2, Grace Schroder 5, Chalae Wolters 4, Leah Austin 14.

Sehome 50, Lakewood 44

Lakewood

13

9

9

13

44

Sehome

11

7

16

16

50

Sehome: Tori McDowell 8, Taryn Clark 1, Natalie Zender 6, Dana Ruffatto 2, Aspen Garrison 5, Kathleen Albert 4, Sarah Eisses 13, Carissa McDowell 11.

Lynden 69, Blaine 28

Blaine

8

9

7

4

28

Lynden

21

21

19

8

69

Blaine: Brynn Hallberg 4, Alexis Hallberg 1, Ashley Dickerson 7, Taylyn DePauw 5, Emma Mulryan 0, Josie Deming 7, Maya Ball 1, Lilyana Hockstedler 3.

Lynden: Alexis Holman 0, Livia Tjoelker 13, Blakely Doerge 6, Faith Baar 2, Sierra Smith 3, Keylie Hershey 14, Keyna Holleman 0, Kyla Bonsen 0, Ruby VanderHaak 26, Natalie Amos 3, Anna VanderYacht 2, Madison Canales 0.

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