High School Basketball

Storm tops Pioneers on Hulbert’s big shot

Squalicum’s girls’ basketball team avenged a loss against Nooksack Valley with a 56-54 Northwest Conference win on Sarah Hulbert’s game-winning shot Thursday, Jan. 15, at Squalicum.

“Sarah and the rest of the kids just executed,” Squalicum coach Mark Wright said in a phone interview. “We had the ball with 20 seconds left, they executed the play and Sarah hit the shot to win the game.”

Hulbert finished with 15 points for the Storm. Chalae Wolters scored a game-high 21 points, pulled in six rebounds and dished five assists.

“Sarah and Chalae’s offensive kept us in the game,” Wright added. “Our team defense was stupendous. We really figured out our defensive identity.”

Nooksack Valley was led by Mariah Perry’s 12 points and five assists. Arlissa Oettel and Brianna Turner each added 11 points, and Turner also had eight rebounds.

Squalicum is back in action at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at home against Anacortes. Nooksack Valley will look to bounce back at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Burlington-Edison.

Squalicum 56, Nooksack Valley 54

Nooksack Valley

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Nooksack Valley: Arlissa Oettel 11, Payton Linville 6, Mariah Perry 12, Emelia Gimmaka 4, Katrina Gimmaka 8, Brianna Turner 11, Lacey Johnson 2. Totals: 21-46 8-10 54.

Squalicum: Shefka Williams 0, Sarah Hulbert 15, Chalae Wolters 21, Hope Jorgenson 0, Hailey Linville 0, Hannah Kohr 0, Bailey Molnar 4, Sydney Arndorfer 4, Maddie Grimstead 0, Ciera Gossage 6, Lissette Meza 6. Totals: 20-53 11-17 56.

3-point field goals — Nooksack Valley: 8 (Linville 2); Squalicum: 5 (Hulbert, Meza 2). Rebounds — Nooksack Valley: 31 (K. Gimmaka, Turner 8); Squalicum: 33 (Molnar, Wolters 6). Assists — Nooksack Valley: 10 (Perry 5); Squalicum: 12 (Wolters 5). Fouls — Nooksack Valley: 16; Squalicum: 17. Turnovers — Nooksack Valley: 26; Squalicum: 20.

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