High School Basketball

Mount Baker girls’ basketball beats Sehome in league opener

The Mount Baker girls’ basketball team went back to its winning formula in the second half, earning a 67-58 Northwest Conference win over Sehome on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Mount Baker High School.

The Mountaineers trailed 26-25 at half, but Emily Yost scored 24 of her game-high 32 points in the second half, and Emily Brandland scored 24 points and hauled in 16 rebounds.

“In the first half we went away from getting the ball inside, and the second half we got it back inside,” Mount Baker coach Brenda Ellis said in a phone interview.

Mount Baker led by two heading into the fourth, but Yost and Brandland converted clutch free throws down the stretch, said Ellis, who also complemented freshman McKenzie Yost, who scored seven points while adding key minutes.

The Mountaineers (6-1, 1-0 NWC) host Sedro-Woolley next at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, while Sehome (2-4, 0-1 NWC) hosts Nooksack Valley at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18.

Mount Baker 67, Sehome 58


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Sehome: Jenny McIntyre 8, Maddy Bryan 20, Madison MacPhee 8, Gina Eisses 0, Megan Bayless 2, Bailey Meyer 0, Samantha Hruby 0, Madison Ulrich 10, Devin Grahn 10, Sarah Eisses 0.

Mount Baker: Emily Brandland 24, Brittany Call 2, Summer Millman 0, Kylee Engholm 2, McKenzie Yost 7, Samantha Jacoby 0, Emily Yost 32.

3-point field goals — Sehome: 8 (McIntyre/Bryan/Ulrich/Grahn 2; Mount Baker: 4 (McKenzie Yost/Brandland 2).