High School Basketball

Offensive woes hurts Nooksack Valley in loss to Anacortes

The Nooksack Valley girls’ basketball team struggled offensively and suffered a 40-34 Northwest Conference loss to Anacortes on Thursday, Jan. 29, in Everson.

The 34 points was a season low for the Pioneers (11-6, 4-5 NWC). Nooksack Valley was led by Mariah Perry’s 12 points, and Katrina Gimmaka added seven.

“We were down six points with a minute to go and couldn’t get the ball to go into the basket,” Nooksack Valley coach Shane Wichers said in a phone interview. “I thought we were timid offensively, and we weren’t attacking, and the result was we didn’t get very many good looks.”

Besides a 17-point second quarter, the Pioneers scored seven or less points in every other quarter.

Nooksack Valley next hosts Lynden Christian next at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31.

Anacortes 40, Nooksack Valley 34

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Anacortes: Clare Martin 0, Monica Downs 8, Brooke Riordan 5, Hope Hurtado 11, Brooke Geffe 13, Stella Gillman 1, Alexandra Aldridge Jr. 2. Totals: 15-43 9-13 40.

Nooksack Valley: Arlissa Oettel 2, Payton Linville 6, Mariah Perry 12, Emelia Gimmaka 3, Olivia Berkan 0, Katrina Gimmaka 7, Brianna Turner 4, Lacey Johnson 0. Totals: 13-38 5-7 34.

3-point field goals — Anacortes: 1 (Hurtado 1); Nooksack Valley: 3 (Linville 2). Rebounds — Anacortes: N/A, Nooksack Valley: 22. Fouls — Anacortes: 10; Nooksack Valley: 14 (Linville).

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