Lakewood tumbles in 2A district

LAKEWOOD – The Blaine Borderites started quick and finished strong to capture a Class 2A District 1 opening-round playoff victory over host Lakewood 69-46 Tuesday night.

With the victory, Blaine (10-10) advanced to a winner-to-state, semifinal game against Lynden Christian at 8 p.m. Friday at Mount Vernon High School.

Lakewood plays Sultan in a loser-out game at 8 p.m. Thursday at Mount Vernon.

“They (Blaine) jumped out fast and buried us 22-9 in the third quarter and we couldn’t recover,” Lakewood coach Ron Thorvilson said.

Anthony Wiederkehr scored a team-high 19 points for Lakewood (13-8).

At Lakewood H.S.



Blaine-V. Dodgson 4, Bleeker 12, Shockey 4, Pianki 21, Goodwin 8, Starkovich 4, Tewalt 2, Paciorek 14. Lakewood-D. Borisov 2, S. Borisov 7, Cheatle 3, Connor 3, Haugen 6, Scott 6, Wiederkehr 19. 3-point goals-Connor 1, Bleeker 2, Pianki 4, Haugen 2, Wiederkehr 2, S. Borisov 1. Records-Blaine 10-10 overall. Lakewood 13-8.

King’s 60, Meridian 43: At Shoreline, Jared Madrazo scored 20 points to lead King’s to a Class 2A District 1 opening-round playoff win. King’s (20-2) faces Nooksack Valley in a winner-to-state game at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mount Vernon High School.

At King’s H.S.



Meridian-Froberg 4, Mark 2, Slesk 2, Hazel 6, B. Black 21, Small 2, Keough 1, D. Black 5. King’s-Blue 3, A. Bowlin 2, Clark 3, Enquist 17, Lutton 7, Madrazo 20, McKay 3, Carson 5. 3-point goals-B. Black 1, D. Black 1, Blue 1, Lutton 1, McKay 1, Madrazo 2. Records-Meridian 7-14 overall. King’s 20-2.

Nooksack Valley 68, Granite Falls 22: At Everson, Rich and Dan Skillman combined for 21 points to lead Nooksack Valley to the Class 2A District 1 opening-round playoff victory. Granite Falls plays Meridian in a loser-out game at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mount Vernon High School.

At Nooksack Valley H.S.

Granite Falls3658-22

Nooksack Valley21201514-68

Granite Falls-Conley 1, Knudson 4, Perry 9, Schoonover 6, Nelson 2. Nooksack Valley-Bosscher 2, D. Skillman 10, R. Skillman 11, Handy 11, Zabala 4, VanDiest 3, VanBerkem 2, VanDyken 5, Meyer 3, O’Day 4, Mitchell 9, Hobbs 6. 3-point goals-R. Skillman 1, Handy 1, VanDiest 1, VanDyken 1. Records-Granite Falls 10-11 overall. Nooksack Valley 16-6.

Lynden Christian 44, Sultan 27: At Lynden, Sultan tried to slow down the 2A District 1 playoff game. “We did a good job in the first half,” Sultan coach Nate Trichler said, “but we had a couple of turnovers in the third quarter and had to start playing with them.” Sultan plays Lakewood in a loser-out game at 8 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Vernon High School.

At Lynden Christian H.S.


Lynden Christian145178-44

Sultan-Jo. Nicholes 5, Je. Nicholes 7, Pohaku 2, Champeaux 13. Lynden Christian-VanWerdhuiven 8, Honcoop 2, G. Burgers 11, Hendricks 7, K. Burgers 4, Coston 6, Bouma 2. 3-point goals-Champeaux 1, VanWerdhuiven 2. Records-Sultan 6-15 overall. Lynden Christian 19-2.

Girls basketball

Ferndale 61, Shorecrest 43: At Bellingham, Brittney Finkbonner scored 18 points to lead Ferndale to a Class 3A District 1 loser-out victory. Shorecrest’s dynamic duo of senior Mary Tseng (20 points) and sophomore Jocelyn Riordan (14) combined for 79 percent of their team’s points.

At Squalicum H.S.



Ferndale-Finkbonner 18, Dahl 15, Gair 15, Cicchitti 4, Honeycutt 4, Newman 4, Hannah 1. Shorecrest-Adams 2, Osborne 1, Richards 4, Riordan 14, Sharkey 2, Tseng 20. Records-Ferndale 16-9 overall. Shorecrest 16-7.

Burlington-Edison 62, South Whidbey 45: At Bellingham, Keisha Brown scored 12 points to help lead Burlington-Edison to a Class 3A District 1 victory in a loser-out game.

At Squalicum H.S.

S. Whidbey118521-45


South Whidbey-Eaton 6, LaVassar 3, Litwiller 10, L. Newman 11, C. Newman 13, Sandri 2. Burlington-Edison-Cohen 10, Arendse 10, Sharick 10, Dotlich 3, Holt 4, Brown 12, Knutson 6, Gaspard 2, Browning 1. Records-S. Whidbey 15-8 overall. B-E 19-6.

Shoreline Christian 60, King’s West 57: At Puyallup, Julia DeKoekkoek, who was 5-for-6 from the line in the fourth quarter, made two free throws with 2.8 seconds to play to give Shoreline Christian its margin of victory. King’s West’s 3-point attempt to tie at the buzzer bounced twice on the rim before falling away. With the B tri-district semifinal victory, Shoreline Christian’s 23rd in a row, the Crusaders clinched their third straight state appearance. Shoreline Christian plays in the tri-district title game for the second straight year.

At Chief Leschi H.S.

King’s West17171310-57

Shoreline Christian22101315-60

King’s West-Nillis 4, Kreifels 2, Morris 5, Spence 24, Mosey 22. Shoreline Christian-Barrick 2, Fertello 5, Lam 2, Nelson 2, Hodges 12, Ju. DeKoekkoek 25, Woods 12. 3-point goals-Hodges 2, Ju. DeKoekkoek 1, Woods 4. Records-KW 17-6 overall. SC 24-1.

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