A couple weeks have come and gone in the girls’ basketball season and there’s been plenty of early season things of note. Taylor V’Dovec’s injury is looming large for Blaine. Linsey Honeycutt, Emily Yost and Emily Brandland have all been fantastic in the early going and Ferndale and Mount Baker’s successes have followed. Here’s the Week 2 power rankings:
1. Lynden Christian (3-0; Last week’s ranking: 1) -- The Lyncs’ defense has been superb so far. The Lyncs are allowing just 28.33 points per game this season and have three wins to show for it.
2. Ferndale (4-0; Last week: 2) -- The Golden Eagles haven’t had a double-digit win yet, but a win is a win and they have four of them. Linsey Honeycutt is averaging 23.8 points per game.
3. Burlington-Edison (3-1; Last week: 3) -- The Tigers only loss was in the season opener to Ferndale. They have three wins since then. Edie Breckenridge and Tyra Lopez have been early season stars.
4. Nooksack Valley (3-0; Last week: 6) -- The Pioneers haven’t played any great teams in the Northwest Conference just yet, but they’re handling the likes of Squalicum and Bellingham.
5. Mount Baker (4-1; Last week: 7) -- The Mountaineers’ only loss was to Ferndale and this team is looking rather scary. Emily Yost and Emily Brandland are tearing it up inside and the Mountaineers run the court well.
6. Anacortes (2-2; Last week: 8) -- Two tough losses to Lynden Christian and Burlington-Edison can be forgotten about. The Seahawks’ Hope Hurtado is a force to be reckoned with.
7. Lynden (1-2; Last week: 4) -- After a big season-opening win over Sedro-Woolley, the Lions have lost their past two games. It will be interesting to see how the Lions fare against out of conference teams in the next few weeks.
8. Meridian (2-2; Last week 10) -- The Trojans’ huge win over Blaine looked mighty impressive on paper. They followed it up with a big loss to Burlington-Edison, however.
9. Squalicum (3-2; Last week: 9) -- It’s hard to gauge the Storm right now. It’s 3-2 but two of those wins have come over Sehome and Bellingham. Chalae Wolters is certainly a nice surprise as a freshman.
10. Blaine (0-3; Last week: 5) -- I definitely didn’t expect Taylor V’Dovec’s absence to hurt this much but clearly this team needs to find its footing. A narrow loss to Ferndale might be a good sign but a looming matchup with Lynden Christian is no help.
11. Sedro-Woolley (1-3; Last week: 11) -- After a season-opening win over the Mariners, the Cubs have looked lost, suffering two defeats by more than 25 points apiece.
12. Sehome (2-2; Last week: 12) -- The Mariners got a pair of 12-point victories over the Red Raiders and Marysville-Pilchuck but couldn’t make it three in a row against Squalicum.
13. Bellingham (0-4; Last week: 13) -- Credit has to be given to the Red Raiders for keeping games close. Aside from a blowout loss to Nooksack Valley, Bellingham has been competitive in every game.