High School Basketball

The Lyncs’ defense comes up big against Bellingham

Lynden Christian’s girls’ basketball team defeated Bellingham 55-39 on Monday, Dec. 15, at Lynden Christian High School.

The Lyncs’ Sara Dougan and Kara Bajema led the team with 16 points and 14 points, respectively. The Red Raiders’ Emily Benson and Paige Jacobsen led the team with 15 points and eight points, respectively.

“Bellingham made things tough for us, thankfully we were able to get turnovers on defense and create offense out of that,” Lynden Christian coach Brady Bomber said in a phone interview.

The Lyncs were able to force 23 Bellingham turnovers and only committed 12 of their own in the game.

Lynden Christian plays Squalicum next at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18, at Squalicum and Bellingham takes on Meridian at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19 at Meridian.

Lynden Christian 55, Bellingham 39

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Bellingham: Kylie Clark 2, Lindsey Richard 0, Susie Bennett 0, Yumin Buckley 3, Emily Benson 15, Joelle Zamora 4, Paige Jacobsen 8, Autumn Jacobsen 6, Sarahbeth Pemble 1. Totals: 12-28 10-17 39.

Lynden Christian: Haley Hollander 12, Shaye Brandsma 0, Kara Bajema 14, Sam Van Loo 0, Riley Van Hulzen 3, Avery Dykstra 6, Sara Dougan 16, Emma Stump 2, Emmalee Bailey 2. Totals: 23-61 5-10 55.

3-point field goals — Bellingham: 5 (Benson 3); Lynden Christian: 4 (Hollander 2). Rebounds — Bellingham: 24 (P. Jacobsen, Pemlbe 5); Lynden Christian: 35 (Dougan 7). Assists — no information provided. Fouls — Bellingham: 13; Lynden Christian: 16. Turnovers — Bellingham: 23; Lynden Christian: 12.

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