Lynden boys’ basketball won 75-56 over Blaine in a first-round game of the Class 2A Northwest District Boys’ Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 13.
“It was a great start to the postseason,” Lions coach Brian Roper said in a phone interview.
Sterling Somers led the Lions with 20 points, Christian Zamora followed with 14 and Noah King added 13 points.
Ben Adams led Blaine with 14 points. Carson Knutzen and Kier Munzanreder each has 13 points and Shaq Woods added 12.
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Most valuable player
Noah King scored 15 points and six rebounds, playing a strong game all four quarters for the Lions.
Turning point of the game
Christian Zamora came off the bench and scored 14 points in the second half for the Lions, extending the lead.
Lynden goes on to face the Cedarcrest/Shorecrest winner in a district semifinal at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Mount Vernon High School.
Blaine will face the Cedarcrest/Shorecrest loser in an elimination game at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Skagit Valley College.
Lynden 75, Blaine 56
Blaine: Ben Adams 14, Jalen Kortlever 2, Carson Knutzen 13, Kier Munzanreder 13, Marcus Potts 2, Shaq Woods 12. Total: 56.
Lynden: Noah King 15, Dawson Ohligschlager 2, Sterling Somers 20, Andrew Kivlighn 8, Jordan Wittenberg 6, Christian Zamora 14, Davis Bode 2, James Marsh 8. Total: 75.