Lynden Christian went 24-2 to reach the Class 1A State Championship Game for the second time in three seasons. Take a quick look back and how the Lyncs got to the big game.
Nov. 30 at Anacortes
LYNDEN CHR. 54, ANACORTES 47
Kara Bajema scored 15 points and Haley Hollander had 11 in the Lyncs’ season-opening win.
Dec. 4 at Archbishop Murphy
LYNDEN CHR. 52, ARCH. MURPHY 40
Bajema scored 17, Sam Van Loo had 11 and Riley Van Hulzen and Hollander each grabbed eight rebounds.
Dec. 5 at Blaine
LYNDEN CHRISTIAN 48, BLAINE 19
Bajema scored 14 points and Hollander and Avery Dykstra each chipped in eight in a non-league win.
Dec. 8 at Lynden Christian
LYNDEN CHR. 76, SEDRO-WOOL. 27
Van Loo logged 18 points and 10 rebounds and Emmalee Bailey added 12 points in a non-league victory.
Dec. 14 at Bellingham
LYNDEN CHR. 61, BELLINGHAM 31
Dykstra recorded 12 points and eight rebounds to lead the Lyncs to a win in their Northwest Conference opener.
Dec. 17 at Lynden Christian
LYNDEN CHR. 73, SQUALICUM 33
Van Loo scored 18 and Isabela Hernandez added 14 points and nine rebounds in the Lyncs’ NWC victory.
Dec. 19 at ShoWare Center, Kent
LYNDEN CHRISTIAN 43, KENTLAKE 33
Van Loo had 10 points and 12 rebounds and Bajema scored 15 as the Lyncs’ beat a 4A opponent.
Dec. 29 at Lynden Christian
LYNDEN CHR. 57, WHITE RIVER 49
Hollander had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lyncs to a win in the first day of their Christmas classic.
Dec. 30 at Lynden Christian
LYNDEN CHR. 68, GLACIER PEAK 62
Bajema scored 29 points — 21 of which came in the second half — to help the Lyncs beat a 3A school.
Jan. 2 at Snohomish
SNOHOMISH 45, LYNDEN CHR. 38
Bajema and Van Loo each scored 14, but the Lyncs suffered their first loss to the eventual 4A state finalist.
Jan. 5 at Sedro-Woolley
LYNDEN CHR. 48, SEDRO-WOOL. 38
Van Loo had 13 points and 10 rebounds, as the Lyncs bounced back with a NWC victory.
Jan. 8 at Sehome
LYNDEN CHRISTIAN 56, SEHOME 28
Van Loo scored 16, Hollander and Dykstra each had 10 and the Lyncs grabbed an NWC win without Bajema.
Jan. 12 at Lynden Christian
LYNDEN CHR. 71, BURLINGTON-ED. 58
Van Loo had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Emmalee Bailey scored eight crucial points in a big NWC win.
Jan. 14 at Meridian
LYNDEN CHRISTIAN 54, MERIDIAN 31
Bajema and Van Loo each scored 16 points, while Hollander and Dykstra each had seven in an NWC win.
Jan. 19 at Lynden Christian
LYNDEN CHR. 59, ANACORTES 42
Van Loo had 13 points, Dykstra had 12 and Shaye Brandsma had six points and four assists in LC’s victory.
Jan. 22 at Lynden Christian
LYNDEN 55, LYNDEN CHRISTIAN 45
The Lyncs went cold in the second half and suffered their only NWC loss to the eventual 2A state finalist.
Jan. 29 at Lynden Christian
LYNDEN CHRISTIAN 53, BLAINE 14
Riley Van Hulzen pulled down 10 rebounds and the Lyncs limited Blaine to 15 shot attempts in the NWC victory.
Jan. 30 at Lynden Christian
LYNDEN CHR. 66, NOOKSACK VAL. 40
LC hit 10 3-pointers, Bajema scored 17 and Bailey added 14 points in the Lyncs’ NWC win.
Feb. 2 at Ferndale
LYNDEN CHRISTIAN 79, FERNDALE 55
LC hit 12 of its first 13 field-goal attempts, and Bajema, Dykstra, Hernandez and Hollander all scored double figures.
Feb. 4 at Mount Baker
LYNDEN CHR. 59, MOUNT BAKER 39
LC out scored Mount Baker 20-1 in the third to erase a one-point halftime deficit and win its regular-season finale.
Feb. 9 at Lynden Christian
LYNDEN CHR. 48, NOOKSACK VAL. 31
Dykstra scored 12 points and the Lyncs played strong defense to win in the district semifinals.
Feb. 13 at Mount Vernon
LYNDEN CHRISTIAN 53, KING’S 46
Strong defense, Bajema’s 16 points and Hollander’s 15 helped the Lyncs lock up a district title and state berth.
Feb. 19 at Mountlake Terrace
LYNDEN CHR. 59, SEATTLE ACAD. 38
Hernandez scored 18 points off the bench, Bajema added 13 and Van Loo 12 to help LC win a bi-district crown.
Feb. 26 at Mount Vernon
LYNDEN CHR. 72, CHAR. WRIGHT 34
The Lyncs used their size advantage and unselfish play, including Dykstra’s seven assists, to claim a regional win.
March 3 at Yakima Valley SunDome
LYNDEN CHR. 51, CASHMERE 40
Bajema scored 16, Hollander added 14 and Bailey hit two big 3-pointers, as LC held on in the state quarterfinals.
March 4 at Yakima Valley SunDome
LYNDEN CHR. 53, GRANGER 30
Bajema scored 16 points in the first half, as the Lyncs utilized a noticeable size advantage in the state semifinals.