High School Basketball

Big second quarter boosts Lynden in win

Lynden’s girls’ basketball team outscored Centralia 21-9 in the second quarter en route to a 58-50 win on Friday, Dec. 12, at Lynden.

Kaitlyn Mark led the Lions in scoring with 20 points, and Elisa Kooiman added 16 points, nine rebounds and four assists.

“We did that (score 21 points in the second quarter) with some of our subs on the floor, which is great,” Lynden coach Rob Adams said in a phone interview. “Centralia is fast, well-coached and we got outran. It took us awhile to get our legs back, but Kaitlyn, Elisa and Jasmyne (Neria) took over in the second quarter.”

Neria finished the game with eight points, as did Mandy Warner. Emily Holt was big on defense, holding Centralia’s leading scorer to just four points, Adams said.

The Lions host Mercer Island at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at home for their third game in three days.

Lynden 58, Centralia 50



Centralia: n/a Totals: 18-43+4-14 2-4 50.

Lynden: Mandy Warner 8, Lauren Zweirs 2, Jasmyne Neria 8, Anna Wielenga 0, Olivia Bonsen 0, Elisa Kooiman 16, Kaitlyn Mark 20, Emily Holt 4. Totals: 20-52 12-24 x.

3-point field goals — Centralia: 4 (n/a); Lynden: 6 (Mark 4). Rebounds — Centralia: 35 (n/a); Lynden: 31 (Kooiman 9). Assists — Centralia: 17 (n/a); Lynden: 14 (Kooiman 4). Fouls — Centralia: 22 (1 fouled out); Lynden: 15. Turnovers — Centralia: 12; Lynden: 11.