High School Basketball

Ferndale’s free throws difference against Lynden

Ferndale’s girls’ basketball team defeated Lynden 58-50 in a close game until the end on Thursday, Dec. 11, at Ferndale.

“It was a battle the whole way back and forth,” Ferndale coach Mike Ivy said in a phone interview.

Lynden’s Kaitlyn Mark co-led the game with 21 points and made six of the Lions’ eight 3-pointers in the game. Linsey Honeycutt also had a game-high 21 points and added 14 rebounds for the Golden Eagles in her double-double performance.

Both teams were neck-and-neck in the rebounds and turnovers categories. Ivy noted the difference in the game coming down to free throws.

“We were making our free throws and they were struggling”, Ivy said. “That was the biggest thing of the game.”

The Golden Eagles shot 15 for 20 from the line, compared to the Lions’ 12 for 26.

Ferndale has now started the season on a 4-0 stretch, while Lynden now holds a 1-2 record after its first three games.

Lynden hosts Mercer Island at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, and Ferndale takes on Sedro-Woolley at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Sedro-Woolley.

Ferndale 58, Lynden 50



Lynden: Mandy Warner 4, Lauren Zweirs 1, Jasmyne Neria 6, Anna Wielenga 0, Olivia Bonsen 0, Elisa Kooiman 15, Kaitlyn Mark 21, Emily Holt 3. Totals: 15 12-26 50.

Ferndale: Carly Bannerman 9, Shelby Slaughter 0, Abby Reid 13, Darrien Camarillo 3, Savanna Shawler 1, Dasia Washington 4, Gabrielle Edison 4, Kendyl Puhan 0, Linsey Honeycutt 21, Drew Westford 3. Totals: 15 15-20 58.

3-point field goals — Lynden: 8 (Mark 6); Ferndale: 3 (Bannerman, Reid, Westbrook 1). Rebounds — Lynden: 34 (Leaders xx); Ferndale: 40 (Honeycutt 14). Assists — Lynden: xx (Leaders xx); Ferndale: 12 (Reid 3). Fouls — Lynden: 17 (Kooiman, Neria); Ferndale (Edison): 20. Turnovers — Lynden: 13; Ferndale: 15.