Lynden Christian and Lynden were Whatcom County’s only teams to play for a state title at the Yakima SunDome last weekend, so it should come as no surprise how well represented the two Lynden schools were on the All-Northwest Conference Girls’ Basketball team.
LC coach Brady Bomber, who guided the Lyncs to a state championship with a 43-38 win over King’s, Lynden coach Rob Adams and Anacortes’ Ken Welk shared Coach of the Year honors, and three Lions and three Lyncs were first- or second-team selections.
Lynden’s Elisa Kooiman (18.0 points per game) was a first-team selection, and teammates Jasmyne Neria (7.9), and Mariah Gonzalez (5.2) were second-team picks. Lynden Christian’s Kara Bajema (14.9) was a first-team selection, and teammates Sam Van Loo (11.0) and Haley Hollander (8.0) were second-team picks.
Burlington-Edison’s Edie Breckenridge was selected the league’s MVP.
Other Whatcom County first-team selections were Mount Baker’s Emily Brandland (15.1), Ferndale’s Darrien Camarillio (13.8) and Squalicum’s Chalae Wolters (15.4).
Second-team selections included Nooksack Valley’s Katrina Gimmaka (10.0) and Meridian’s Ryley Zapien (10.9)
Skagit County All-NWC selections included Anacortes’ Brooke Geffe (first team) and Maddy Hance (second team), Burlington-Edison’s Tyra Lopez (first team) and Sedro-Woolley’s Samantha Cox (second team).
All-Northwest Conference Girls’ Basketball Team
MVP: Edie Breckenridge, Burlington-Edison
Coach of the Year: Brady Bomber, Lynden Christian; Rob Adams, Lynden; Ken Welk, Anacortes.
First team: Edie Breckenridge, Burlington-Edison; Elisa Kooiman, Lynden; Kara Bajema, Lynden Christian; Emily Brandland, Mount Baker; Brooke Geffe, Anacortes; Tyra Lopez, Burlington-Edison; Darrien Camarillio, Ferndale; Chalae Wolters, Squalicum
Second team: Sam Van Loo, Lynden Christian; Katrina Gimmaka, Nooksack Valley; Haley Hollander, Lynden Christian; Maddy Hance, Anacortes; Ryley Zapien, Meridian; Jasmyne Neria, Lynden; Samantha Cox, Sedro-Woolley; Mariah Gonzalez, Lynden.