High School Basketball

Martin leads Meridian over Nooksack Valley

Alex Martin scored a game-high 21 points to lead Meridian’s boys’ basketball team to a 47-40 win over Nooksack Valley on Thursday, Dec. 11, at Meridian.

Martin also had a team-high nine rebounds, three steals and just one turnover. His poise in the games final minutes allowed the Trojans to hang on, coach Shane Stacy said.

“Alex did a great job of slowing things down and he had a couple of big assists when we needed them,” the Meridian coach added in a phone interview. “We seemed to be racing back and forth in the second half. He had a great all-around game ... when we needed him to be a floor general, he took on that roll.”

Connor Beard led the Pioneers with 16 points and five assists before fouling out. Aaron Bosscher added 11 points for Nooksack Valley.

Kyle Young and Nick Rautenberg each had seven points for Meridian.

Meridian plays Anacortes next at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Anacortes and Nooksack Valley’s next game will be against La Conner at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at La Conner.

Meridian 47, Nooksack Valley 40

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Nooksack Valley: Tanner Myhre 3; Connor Beard 16, J. Rawls 2, Josh Gimmaka 0, J. McNeeley 0, Bauman 0, Aaron Bosscher 11, Brady Wood 2, Blake Williams 3, Marc Toner 0, Jeremy Toner 3. Totals: 13-36 3-15 40.

Meridian: Tanner Tutterow 0, Nick Rautenberg 7, Alex Martin 21, Daniel Young 5, Brady Moore 2, Kyle Young 7, Derek Campfield 3, Cody Bachman 2, Thomas Utschinski 0. Totals: 16-46 12-25 47.

3-point field goals — Nooksack Valley: 5 (Bosscher 2); Meridian: 3 (3 with 1). Rebounds — Nooksack Valley: 23 (J. Toner 5); Meridian: 27 (Martin 9). Assists — Nooksack Valley: 9 (Beard 5); Meridian: 9 (D. Young 3). Fouls — Nooksack Valley: 21 (Beard); Meridian: 18. Turnovers — Nooksack Valley: 13; Meridian: 10.

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