defeats cold-hand Blaine
Blaines Lady Bs opened the 2001-2 basketball season with a 50-35 non-conference loss to Burlington-Edison on December 1 at Burlington.
The Lady Bs got 26 rebounds to BEs 19 and 23 foul shots to BEs 14. They matched BE in foul-shooting percentage (57 percent) and committed 23 turnovers to BEs 19. The real problem was Blaines shooting an anemic 29 percent (11/38) from the field while BE hit 46 percent (19/41) of theirs with four hits of the three-point kind (unkind if youre a Lady B fan).
With senior Anna Sticklin, Blaines CEO of the court, out with an injury she also missed both jam sessions the Lady Bs did jell as a team.
Jessica Summers led Blaine with 14 points and eight rebounds. Other Borderite scoring went: Becky Riddle 8, Linsey Taylor 6, Kristina Francis 5, Shela Robertson 2.
The Lady Bs topped Meridian 12-6 and came from behind to defeat 3A Lynden 19-16 in a pair of ten minute games at the jamboree on November 27 in Lynden. Blaines man-to-man defense pressured the Trojans into committing nine straight turnovers.
The Bs fell behind 12-5 in the Lynden affair before catching fire to outscore the Lions 14-4 to win. Blaine hit 6-of-8 from the field on their last eight possessions of the game.
Summers, who garnered 15 points in the two mini-matches, accounted for 48 percent of Blaines scoring.
The Lady Bs play Ferndale in non-conference play on December 7 in the Golden Eagles nest at 7:30 p.m. and open the North Cascades Conference season in Cougar country against Lakewood on December 11. .
leads Blaine over Steilacoom in a close contest
Borderite senior Cory Crews poured in 23 points, including nine on treys, to lead Blaine to a 49-47 non-league road win over Steilacoom as the Borderites opened the 2001-2002 basketball season down Tacoma way.
Blaine kept the game up-tempo from start to finish. The Borderites took a three-point first quarter lead (15-12), widened it to four points at the half (25-21) and to six points after three Qs (39-33).
The final Q was an octet of excitement as the Sentinels surged back to out-score the Double Bs 14-10. The tension tightened to breaking point when Steilacoom failed to score, not once, but twice in the final four seconds. The Borderites tenacious defense and 10-point fourth quarter offense helped get Blaine the win.
Borderite sophomore Brendan Mulholland, who tallied 10 points, was second to Crews in team scoring. Seniors Keith Williams and Ryan Pike got five points each. Pike also had five rebounds and five assists. Junior Skyler Anderson and sophomore Jake Gilmore each added three points.
Blaine dropped both of their mini-games in the jamboree on November 26 at Lynden, losing 14-13 to Meridian and 21-8 to 3A Lynden.
The Borderites host Ferndale on December 6 in the Big Orange, then open North Cascade Conference play with a home game against Lakewood on December 11.
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McGee named All-Conference
Two Borderite seniors Zeth Simpson and Nick McGee were named 2001 North Cascades All-Conference football players on November 28.
Simpson was named first team all-NCC running back and second team all-NCC defensive back. McGee was awarded second team all-NCC offensive guard and second team all-NCC defensive lineman.
Simpson, fast, powerful and productive (18 TDs), averaged 7.39 yards per carry (1,064 yards in 144 tries). His offensive prowess only slightly over-shadowed his capabilities as a defensive back. Zeth pounded would-be tacklers as a RB and impounded ball-packing foes as a DB with equal enthusiasm and excellence.
McGee, 250 pounds of pulverizing presence, was an awesome presence along the line, both offensively and defensively. If he wasnt clearing a lane for a Borderite back on offense, he was pass-blocking a foe from getting at his QB. If he wasnt hunting down a ball-carrier, he was bothering an opposing QB. Z and McG were McGood. Back to Top