High School Basketball

Dougan helps Lyncs remain undefeated in conference

Lynden Christian’s girls’ basketball has to credit its defense for a 41-30 Northwest Conference win over Anacortes on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Anacortes High School.

The Lyncs (12-3, 7-0 NWC), who struggled offensively, clogged the lane with Sara Dougan and Sam Van Loo to limit the Seahawks’ (8-7, 2-5 NWC) chances, LC coach Brady Bomber said in a phone interview. Dougan also had nine rebounds on the night.

Dougan had to make up for a rare off night from Lyncs’ leading scorer Kara Bajema, who only scored two points on the night.

“Her shots that normally go in just weren’t,” Bomber said. “Sara did a great job of leading the way. She made a lot of key baskets for us down the stretch.”

Lynden Christian will play Lynden on Thursday, Jan. 20, at Lynden High School.

Lynden Christian 41, Anacortes 30

Lynden Christian


Lynden Christian: Makayla Lancaster 3, Haley Hollander 6, Kara Bajema 2, Sam Van Loo 2, Riley Van Hulzen 2, Avery Dykstra 3, Sara Dougan 16, Emmalee Bailey 7. Totals: 17-48 5-6 41

Anacortes: Monica Downs 2, Brooke Riordan 9, Hope Hurtado 6, Brooke Geffe 8, Stella Gillman 0, Alexandra Aldridge Jr. 3, Autumn Frost 2. Totals: 14-44 2-5 30

3-point field goals — Lynden Christian: 2 (Bailey, Lancaster 1); Anacortes: 0. Rebounds — Lynden Christian: 37 (Dougan 9); Anacortes: 26 (Geffe 7). Assists — Lynden Christian: 12 (Lancaster 3); Anacortes: 6 (Geffe, Gillman 2). Fouls — Lynden Christian: 16; Anacortes: 12. Turnovers — Lynden Christian: 16; Anacortes: 16.