Due to the holiday break, not much has happened since the last rankings, but we did get to see how the Northwest Conference fared against the rest of the state last weekend and it was fairly positive. The NWC went 7-4 over the past week and there are plenty of games left before the new year hits that the NWC will play in. Here’s this week’s power ranking before the holiday tournament season comes through.
1. Lynden Christian (6-1; Last week’s ranking: 1) - The Lyncs suffered their first loss of the season but it was to 4A powerhouse Bellarmine Prep. It could be LC’s only loss of the season if it can get through the Cloud 9 Christmas Classic on Monday and Tuesday.
2. Ferndale (6-1; Last week’s ranking: 2) - Every player got a bucket in a big victory against Oak Harbor and that should help improve the Golden Eagles’ depth as the season progresses.
3. Burlington-Edison (5-1; Last week’s ranking: 3) - The Tigers haven’t played since the last edition of these ranking but have a big tournament in California that starts tomorrow.
4. Mount Baker (7-1; Last week’s ranking: 4) - Another team that didn’t play in the past week gets a pair of tough games in the Cloud 9 Christmas Classic on Monday and Tuesday.
5. Anacortes (7-3; Last week’s ranking: 5) - One of the more busy teams on the holiday break, the Seahawks tallied two wins last weekend on the Olympic Peninsula.
6. Lynden (4-3; Last week’s ranking: 6) - Lynden’s now on a three-game win streak and looks to be improving still. Kaitlyn Mark has scored in double digits in all seven games. This team will be dangerous down the stretch.
7. Nooksack Valley (6-2; Last week’s ranking: 7) - When the last edition of these rankings, the Pioneers were on a two-game losing streak. They reversed course with a two wins last weekend.
8. Meridian (4-3; Last week’s ranking: 8) - The Trojans picked up a eight-point victory over Bellingham last Friday and gets two home tournament games this weekend.
9. Squalicum (4-4; Last week’s ranking: 10) - The Storm got to break a losing streak with a 21-point victory over Marysville-Pilchuck last Friday. Chalae Wolters still is scoring at a ridiculous clip for a freshman.
10. Blaine (1-6; Last week’s ranking: 9) - Improvement is evident from the Borderites. Even though they still have only one win on their resume, their losses are looking better. A 10-point loss to 3A Stanwood is a good sign.
11. Sedro-Woolley (1-6; Last week’s ranking: 11) - The past three losses for the Cubs have been by at least 20 points. A three-game tournament starting this Saturday, which features several upper-class teams shouldn’t help in the matter. Not to mention the Cubs open with Lynden Christian once the new year rolls around.
12. Sehome (2-6; Last week’s ranking: 12) - 30-point losses are a hard pill to swallow, but at least it came to a good team in Arlington.
13. Bellingham (2-6; Last week’s ranking: 13) - An eight-point loss to Meridian followed by a two-point win over Marysville-Getchell is great for the Red Raiders. The win was without Joelle Zamora too. Emily Benson continues to perform.