Lady B's top Baker
Blaine, exhibiting in your face ferocity on defense and elegant execution on offense, took sole possession of second place in the NCC with a 52-21 victory over Mt. Baker on January 10 in girls basketball at the Big Orange.
The win was the Lady Bs most impressive performance so far this season and left the faithful beaming over Blaines awesome big D display.
Coach Pat Green noted that Shela Robertsons play was awesome and that Kristina Francis didnt give up a point while guarding MBs top gun Jennifer Flannery. Green glowed, Everybody played well.
Blaine got 13 steals to MBs three and forced 24 MB turnovers to the Lady Bs 11. MB was held to 7, 1 and 4 points in the first three Qs. The time that elapsed between Samantha Phillips dropping a deuce for MB at 4:05 in Q1 and Mt. Bakers next score, a free throw success by Jennifer Flannery at 4:58 in Q2, was eight minutes and 53 seconds. The elapsed time between Phillips deuce and MBs next success from the floor, a two-pointer by Christina Varang at 4:01 in Q3, was 12 minutes and 56 secs. Thats defense.
Jessica Summers got 15 points and 10 rebounds for Blaine. Anna Sticklin added 9 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Robertson, besides being diva of defense, got 8 points.
The Lady Bs defeated Granite Falls 57-33 on January 8 at G-Falls. Using a mix of good D and O, Blaine topped GF in rebounds 28-17, assists 15-3, floor shots 51-35 and shooting percentage (47 to 31 from the floor and 62 to 55 on free throws). The Bs committed 18 fouls to GFs 10 and 15 turnovers to GFs 26.
Summers led the Bs with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Linsey Taylor, the other Borderite in double figures, got 11.
Blaine pounced on the Tigers for a 15-8 first Q lead, extended it to 30-12 at the half and outscored the Lady Ts 15-12 and 12-9 in the final Qs.
The Lady Bs host Lakewood on January 22 at 7 p.m. The Blaine-South Whidbey game on January 31, originally slated for February 1, has been moved to January 31.
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Blaine wrestler and second seed Tyler Glahn (18-1) edged Nooksack Valley grappler and top seed Justin Van Dyke 2-1 to win the 125-lb. title at the Joe Beam Whatcom County Invitational on January 12 at Sehome High School. Other Borderites placing at Joe Beam were Richie Tewes, 3rd at 135 lbs.; Randy Newton, 6th at 145 lbs. and Ivan Matamoros, 8th at 152 lbs.
The Blaine Barracuda Wrestling Clubs fund-raising tourney is January 19 at Ken Waters Gym. Officials and volunteers should be at the gym by 9 a.m. For further info, contact Darrell or Terilyn Price at 371-5583 or Craig Foster at 371-7467
Donkey Ball Cancelled
The donkey basketball fundraiser slated for January 23 at Ken Waters Gym has been cancelled.
Borderite boys in second
Blaine defeated Mt. Baker on January 11 and Granite Falls 73-37 January 8 to land alone in second nplace in North Cascades boys basketball.
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