Kylee Engholm got hot late and the Mount Baker girls’ basketball team earned a 61-58 Northwest Conference victory in overtime over Bellingham Friday, Jan. 30, at Mount Baker High School.
Engholm, who finished with 19 points, hit one of her three 3-pointers with seconds left in regulation and had six points in overtime for the Mountaineers, Emily Yost had 20 points and 12 rebounds on the night and Emily Brandland added 19 points.
“It was definitely back and forth the whole game,” Mount Baker coach Brenda Ellis said in a phone interview. “Bellingham rebounded really well. I think they got around 20 points off second chances. They just hustled so much on the boards”
Joelle Zamora led the Red Raiders with 22 points, including six 3-pointers and Emily Benson, Paige Jacobsen and Autumn Jacobsen each had 10 points.
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Bellingham hosts Nooksack Valley and Mount Baker hosts Squalicum in NWC action Tuesday, Feb. 3. Both games start at 7:15 p.m.
MOUNT BAKER 61, BELLINGHAM 58 (OT)
Bellingham: Kylie Clark 2, Lindsey Richard 0, Susie Bennett 0, Emily Benson 10, Joelle Zamora 22, Paige Jacobsen 10, Autumn Jacobsen 10, Sarahbeth Pemble 4. Totals: FT: 5-12 58.
Mount Baker: Emily Brandland 19, Brittany Call 0, Summer Millman 0, Kylee Engholm 19, McKenzie Yost 0, Samantha Jacoby 0, Emily Yost 20, Emmy Cline 3. Totals: FT: 8-10 61.
3-point field goals — Bellingham: 9 (Joelle Zamora 6); Mount Baker: 7 (Kylee Engholm 3). Rebounds — Bellingham: Not available; Mount Baker: 28 (Emily Yost 12). Assists — Bellingham: Not available; Mount Baker: 4. Fouls — Bellingham: 11; Mount Baker: 13. Turnovers — Bellingham: Not available; Mount Baker: 7.