High School Basketball

Five Whatcom County basketball players selected to all-state games

Lynden’s Sterling Somers, left, and Squalicum’s Josiah Westbrook were selected to play on the WIBCA Class 2A All-State team, while Lynden Christian’s Zach Roetcisoender, center, and Jake Poag and Mount Baker’s Timothy Soares were selected to the 1A All-State team. All five will play in the All-State Games Saturday, March 19, at Mountlake Terrace.
Lynden’s Sterling Somers, left, and Squalicum’s Josiah Westbrook were selected to play on the WIBCA Class 2A All-State team, while Lynden Christian’s Zach Roetcisoender, center, and Jake Poag and Mount Baker’s Timothy Soares were selected to the 1A All-State team. All five will play in the All-State Games Saturday, March 19, at Mountlake Terrace. The Bellingham Herald

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.

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