Kamrath, Pike lead Blaine girls basketball in second conference win

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Blaine girls basketball got its second conference win on January 20 against Sedro-Woolley, a 47–38 victory fueled by Krystin Kamrath’s sharp shooting and Hailey Pike’s double-double.

The Borderites started off hot despite nearly a week without practice. Kamrath scored five three-pointers in the first half and Blaine led 28–13 going into the third quarter.

Sedro-Woolley battled back with constant full court pressure through the second half, taking advantage of Blaine’s lack of practice.

“We were outscored 19 to their 25 in the second half, but we did enough to hold on and the girls played hard,” said Blaine head coach Ryan Pike. “Overall, it was a good team effort. Some people stepped up who needed to step up and we got the win.”

Kamrath led Blaine in scoring with 17 points. Hailey Pike scored 13, pulled down 10 rebounds and had six assists. Taelyn DePauw had seven rebounds.

After the victory, Blaine has a 2–5 record in conference games (5–9 overall).

The game was the first in a stretch of winnable games for the Borderites. Between now and the end of the month, Blaine plays Mount Baker (2–4), Anacortes (3–4) and Bellingham (1–5).

“We’re hoping we can win a couple of these games and move up in playoff seeding,” Ryan Pike said.

Next, Blaine travels to Mount Baker for a 7:15 p.m. game on Friday, January 24. Blaine’s next home game starts at 7:15 p.m. on January 30 against Bellingham.

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