Blaine boys basketball is hot right now.
With multiple returning starters from last year’s team, which took Blaine to the state tournament for the first time in over a decade, another good season could’ve been expected. The Borderites, after narrowly losing their first game of the season 61-59 against King’s High School, are on a 10-game win streak heading into the second half of the season. In conference, they are 7-0 with seven games left.
The Blaine boys took a commanding 78-55 win over Meridian High School Tuesday night in the Blaine High School gymnasium. Starting strong, the Borderites had nearly a 20-point lead early into the second quarter. The Trojans gained some momentum before halftime, making it a 13-point game and keeping Blaine honest. But the Borderites shooting and passing game was too much.
Senior Lucas Smith led Blaine in scoring with 20 points on the night, including four three-pointers. Junior Noah Tavis finished with 17 points and seniors Ethan Koreski and Mathew Russ had 15 and 12 points.
Next, the Borderites have a tough game at home Thursday, January 12 against Lynden High School, a team that is also 7-0 in conference. Blaine will then travel to Mount Baker Monday, January 16. Both games are at 7:15 p.m.
The Lady Borderites picked up their first conference win of the season at home January 5 against Sedro-Woolley. Blaine beat the Cubs 58-42. The team lost 60-39 to the Meridian Trojans January 10.
Blaine will travel to Lynden Thursday, January 12 and host Mount Baker Monday, January 16. Both games are at 7:15 p.m.
The girls are 3-9 so far this season and 1-7 in conference.
The boys wrestling team competed at the multi-school Everett Classic tournament in Everett this past weekend. The boys have a conference meet against Mount Baker and Ferndale starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 12 at Mount Baker High School. The team will compete at the Island Invitational Saturday, January 14 at Bainbridge High School.
The girls wrestling team competed last at Squalicum High School January 10 against Anacortes and Bellingham United Wrestling.
The multi-school Borderite Blizzard Tournament is this weekend in the Blaine High School gymnasium starting 10 a.m. Saturday, January 14.
Blaine girls bowling team will compete next against Mount Vernon 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 17 at Riverside Lanes in Mount Vernon. Post-season competition starts 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 24 at Riverside Lanes.
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