High School Basketball

Defense lifts Lynden Christian to 45-38 victory

Kara Bajema scored 16 points for Lynden Christian’s girls’ basketball team as it defeated Mount Baker 45-38 on Thursday, Feb. 5, at Lynden Christian High School.

Sara Dougan added eight points for the Lyncs (17-3 overall, 12-0 NWC). Emily Brandland, McKenzie Yost, Emily Yost and Emmy Cline all led with eight points for Mount Baker (11-7 overall, 5-5 NWC).

In the second and third quarters, Mount Baker was only able to total eight points, credit to the Lynden Christian defense.

“It was a good run for us defensively. That’s what we try to be all about,” Lynden Christian coach Brady Bomber said in a phone interview.

Lynden Christian awaits its next opponent in the first round of the 2A NWC District Tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 11.

Lynden Christian 45, Mount Baker 38

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Mount Baker: Emily Brandland 8, Brittany Call 4, Summer Millman 0, Kylee Engholm 2, McKenzie Yost 8, Samantha Jacoby 0, Emily Yost 8, Emmy Cline 8. Totals: 13-43 4-6 38.

Lynden Christian: Makayla Lancaster 3, Kara Bajema 16, Sam Van Loo 5, Riley Van Hulzen 2, Avery Dykstra 6, Sara Dougan 8, Emmalee Bailey 5, Katie Dougan 0, Morgan Van Kooten 0. Totals: 18-58 6-12 45.

3-point field goals — Mount Baker: 8 (Brandland, M. Yost, Cline 2); Lynden Christian: 3 (No leader). Rebounds — Mount Baker: 31 (Brandland 9); Lynden Christian: 42 (Van Loo 12). Assists — Mount Baker: 2 (No leader); Lynden Christian: 8 (Van Hulzen 3). Fouls — Mount Baker: 14; Lynden Christian: 12. Turnovers — Mount Baker: 15; Lynden Christian: 10.