Isabela Hernandez scored 18 points off the bench for the Lynden Christian girls’ basketball team in its 59-38 over Seattle Academy in the Class 1A Bi-District Tournament championship game on Friday, Feb. 19, at Mountlake Terrace.
“It wasn’t the prettiest game by any stretch but our girls really fought hard to get a big win against a good team,” Lynden Christian coach Brady Bomber said in a phone interview.
Kara Bajema scored 13 points, Sam Van Loo had 12 and Avery Dykstra added eight points.
Hernandez scored eight points in the second quarter that extended the Lyncs lead to 10 and gave them room for the second half stretch, Bomber said.
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Allie Morrison led with 17 points for Seattle Academy.
Bajema earned 13 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.
“She contributed in a lot of different ways and created opportunities for her teammates,” Bomber said.
Lynden Christian will be the Class 1A Bi-District’s top seed going into regionals.
Lynden Christian 59, Seattle Academy 38
Lynden Christian: Isabela Hernandez 18, Shaye Brandsma 0, Kara Bajema 13, Sam Van Loo 12, Riley Van Hulzen 6, Avery Dykstra 8, Ellie Vander Veen 0, Emmalee Bailey 2.
Seattle Academy: Emma Conklin 0, Sarah Goh 9, Allie Morrison 17, Lexi Leff 6, Audrey Valentine 3, Sophie True 3, Michaela Smith-Simmons 0.