Girls head to break with win streak

Published on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 by Kevin Minnick

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After soundly defeating Sedro-Woolley 59-25 on Tuesday, December 20, Blaine’s girls’ basketball team now enter the holiday break on a three-game win streak.

The Cubs turned the ball over 20 times to the Borderites’ nine in Tuesday’s rout.

“We just played some real good defense,” Blaine coach Jeremy Hinchey said. “All but one girl scored. It was a fun night for them.”

Taylor V’Dovec came up big with another double-double, picking up 13 points and 10 rebounds. Other offensive contributors included Stefawn Perrin and Alexis McElwain, who both shot for 11 points.

Tuesday’s win improves Blaine to 7-2 overall, 2-0 in the Northwest Conference. The Borderites now have a two-week break until their next game, in which they host Lynden Christian on Monday, January 2, at 7:30 p.m.

“We don’t play for two weeks, and then we’ve got LC and Ferndale the next two games,” Hinchey said. “We’ll be working on ball handling and breaking pressure, because I know we’ll be seeing pressure from both teams.”

Rebounding was a major factor in Saturday’s 61-51 non-conference defeat over Granite Falls. Blaine girls’ basketball grabbed 47 rebounds to the Tigers’ 29.

McElwain came up with a game-leading 16 rebounds and 14 points, Perrin finished with 13 points and a team-leading five assists.

Other high scorers included V’Dovec with 11 points and Mandy Hayes with 10.

Also worth mentioning is the valiant effort by Granite Falls’ Peyton Spencer, who lit up the Borderites for a whopping 34 points, despite the loss.

Blaine girls’ basketball won its conference opener at home against Mount Baker High School, 61-48, on Thursday, December 15.

Perrin logged a game-high 20 points in the 13-point victory.

V’Dovec and Breanna Chau both added 14 points. V’Dovec also grabbed 14 rebounds to post a double-double on the night.