Five Whatcom County seniors have been selected to play in the 2016 Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association All-State Games.
Lynden’s Sterling Somers, who was recently selected the Class 2A Co-Player of the Year in the state by the WIBCA after averaging 18.9 points per game, and Squalicum’s Josiah Westbrook (16.9 points per game) were chosen for the 2A All-State squad.
They’ll go against Class 1A selections Zach Roetcisoender and Jake Poag from Lynden Christian and Mount Baker’s Timothy Soares. Roetcisoender was selected WIBCA Co-Player of the Year in 1A after averaging 22.6 points per game, while Poag averaged 14.6 and Soares 16.5 this season.
The 1A vs. 2A game is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday March 19, at Mountlake Terrace High School. It will follow the 2 p.m. 1B vs. 2B game and precede the 6 p.m. 3A vs. 4A game. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, students with ASB card and children under 12.
The Washington State Girls’ Basketball Coaches Association also will host its Senior All-State Games on Saturday at King’s High School.
Burlington-Edison’s Edie Breckenridge was the only Northwest Conference player selected to the game, though Nooksack Valley’s Shane Wichers, who led the Pioneers to a fifth-place finish in the Class 1A State Tournament, has been selected to lead the 1A team.
Game times are the same as for the boys’ game, with tickets costing $10 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.