Borderites mauled in 89-31 loss to Mt. Vernon

Published on Wed, Jan 19, 2011 by By Jerry Huls

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It had been a tough week for the Blaine boys basketball team. After tough losses to Burlington and Anacortes, they were hoping to get back on track against Mount Vernon on the road Monday, January 18.

Instead, the Bulldogs played the role of horror movie hosts, dismembering the Borderite defense to an unprecedented point this season and blasting Blaine 89-31.

In addition to the Bulldogs’ prodigious point production, they lift little doubt of the outcome early, suffocating the Borderites on defense, holding them to two points in the first period and leading 45-7 at the half.

Mount Vernon had six players scoring in double figures led by Jonah Cook’s 18.

Everyone on the Bulldogs’ bench got into the scoring column in the lopsided affair, as Mount Vernon shot a robust 57 percent from the field for the game, including six 3-pointers.

The Bulldogs’ domination extended to the glass where the Borderites were out rebounded by 13 led by Cook’s eight boards. Andrew Price again had double digit rebounds for Blaine, pulling down 10 but was completely outplayed by the active Cook.

Andrew Miller led Blaine scorers with eight points with Sean Allen chipping in seven. This game saw the scoring debut of Channing Crews who just joined the lineup last week.

“Its good to have Channing Crews back on the floor,” said Blaine head coach Dougal Thomas in an email. “He works extremely hard and brings a toughness to the team that we need.”

The loss dropped the Borderites to 2-11, 0-6 in the Northwest conference. There are six games remaining on Blaine’s schedule.

Despite the team’s record, the post-season is still within the grasp of the Borderites. Of the remaining games four are against 2A foes starting with their Friday, January 21, tilt at Sehome.

Four classification wins might be enough to qualify for the final play-in game.