Blaine’s boys’ basketball team was able to hold off Bellingham for a 60-57 Northwest Conference win Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Blaine.
Bellingham had the ball with six seconds left and got a good 3-point look off of an inbound play, but the shot missed and no Red Raider was able to reach the rebound, Blaine coach Shaun Pile said.
Shaq Woods led the Borderites (4-10, 3-4 NWC) with 23 points, and Kier Munzanreder and Carson Knutzen each added 10.
“They had a four-point halftime lead, but we were able to come out and slow them down,” Pile said in a phone interview. “We shot 34 free throws and their big man (Logan Schilder) got in foul trouble and fouled out, which helped. Shaq Woods did it all tonight, though, he hit 3s, free throws, everything.”
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Kyle Hofstetter led the Red Raiders (8-6, 3-3) with 16 points, 10 of which came in the fourth. His play late in the game kept Bellingham’s hopes alive, Pile said.
Blaine plays next at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at Sehome. Bellingham looks to bounce back at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at Ferndale.
Blaine 60, Bellingham 57
Bellingham: Chase Hatch 2, Kyle Hofstetter 16, Dante Check 8, Jakob Chamberlin 2, Kieran Lewis 5, Kalien Hayes 5, Austin Shenton 9, Logan Schilder 4, Phillip Breeding 6.
Blaine: Sean Herrig 0, Anthony Ball 8, Jalen Kortlever 7, Carson Knutzen 10, Marcus Potts 2, Shaq Woods 23, Jon Fakkema 0, Kier Munzanreder 10.