High School Basketball

Blaine falls to White River 81-50

Blaine’s girls’ basketball team suffered a 81-50 loss against White River on Monday, Dec. 29, in a Cloud 9 Christmas Classic game at Lynden Christian High School.

The Borderites’ Mandy Hayes led the team with 19 points and Breanna Chau added seven.

“It was close at halftime, they came out early and scored well. We fought hard in the second quarter and got it back to a close game,” Blaine coach Ryan Pike said in a phone interview. “In the third quarter it unraveled for us a bit.”

Blaine takes on Granger next at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30, in another Cloud 9 Christmas Classic game at Lynden Christian.

White River 81, Blaine 50

Blaine

Blaine: Barb Pocus 3, Lyric Berry 0, Breanna Chau 7, Makayah Veliz 2, Josie Deming 4, Mikayla Deming 3, Kjirstin Larson 6, Mandy Hayes 19, Kiana Gray 6. Totals: 17-51 11-16 50.

White River: Kristin Sturdivan 6, Ashlea Mills 2, Maci Goethals 6, Amanda Lance 29, Georgia Lavinder 0, Dallas Bushaw 2, Kendall Bird 20, Darian Gore 6, Sydney Andersen 6, Johanna DeJong 2. Totals: 31-69 11-16 81.

3-point field goals — Blaine: 5 (Chau, Hayes 2); White River: 8 (Andersen, Lance, Goethals, Sturdivan 2). Rebounds — Blaine: 35 (Gray 8); White River: 41 (n/a). Assists — Blaine: 13 (J. Deming 5); White River: 15 (n/a). Fouls — Blaine: 14; White River: 16 (Gore). Turnovers — Blaine: 26; White River: 13.

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