High School Basketball

Nooksack Valley’s second half effort not enough in 63-51 loss to Ferndale

Nooksack Valley’s girls’ basketball team got off to a slow start and wasn’t able to catch up in its 63-51 loss against Ferndale on Thursday, Jan. 8, at Nooksack Valley High School.

The Pioneers’ Mariah Perry finished the game with 15 points and Lacey Johnson had nine. The Golden Eagles’ Linsey Honeycutt led the game with 22 points, Abby Reid and Gabrielle Edison finished with nine points apiece.

“Ferndale came out and played aggressive. We played tentative,” Nooksack Valley Shane Wichers said in a phone interview. “In the second half we had more energy and got more opportunities. I’m pleased with how we responded at halftime to a good Ferndale team.”

After only scoring 14 points in the first half, Nooksack Valley bounced back to score 38 in the second half.

Nooksack Valley will play Sedro-Woolley next at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13, at home. Ferndale takes on Mount Baker next at 7:15 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 12 at home.

Ferndale 63, Nooksack Valley 51

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Ferndale: Carly Bannerman 0, Shelby Slaughter 6, Abby Reid 9, Darrien Camarillo 5, Savanna Shawler 5, Dasia Washington 7, Gabrielle Edison 9, Kendyl Puhan 0, Linsey Honeycutt 22, Drew Westford 0. Totals: 23-61 15-25 63.

Nooksack Valley: Arlissa Oettel 4, Maddy Myhre 0, Payton Linville 8, Mariah Perry 15, Emelia Gimmaka 4, Olivia Berkan 0, Cassidy Zylstra 0, Katrina Gimmaka 5, Brianna Turner 6, Lacey Johnson 9. Totals: 17-51 14-28 51.

3-point field goals — Ferndale: 2 (Reid, Shawler 1); Nooksack Valley: 3 (Linville 2). Rebounds — Ferndale: no information provided; Nooksack Valley: 28 (K. Gimmaka 6). Assists — Ferndale: no information provided; Nooksack Valley: 10 (Perry 7). Fouls — Ferndale: 19; Nooksack Valley: 20. Turnovers — Ferndale: 14; Nooksack Valley: 22.

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