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

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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.

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