The Ferndale girls basketball team came out as cold as the ride to Snohomish, and it cost the Golden Eagles as they fell to the Panthers, 47-34, Wednesday afternoon in the first round of the Class 3A District 1 tournament.
Brianna Byrnes’ two buckets were the only field goals for the Golden Eagles in the first quarter as they fell behind, 17-6, and never recovered. Byrnes finished with nine points, and Kim Weden led Ferndale with 11.
“We played them even after that,” said Ferndale coach Mike Ivy of the Golden Eagles’ cold first period.
For updates on how the other Whatcom County teams are doing in the 1B, 1A, and 2A tournaments, be sure to keep checking www.whatcomhoops.com.
The sixth-seeded Golden Eagles (14-7) now drop into the consolation round of the double-elimination tournament.
They will play seventh-seeded Stanwood in a loser-out contest Friday at 7 p.m. at Ferndale. Stanwood (10-10) lost to Shorecrest on Wednesday.
To make it to the state tournament, Ferndale will have to win Friday and then win another loser-out contest on Saturday. That game is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Everett Community College, but, of course, things could easily change before then.
Snohomish (13-7) will play Shorecrest (18-2) on Friday in one of the semifinals.
Snohomish 47, Ferndale 34
Ferndale 6 8 11 9 — 34
Snohomish 17 9 11 10 — 47
Ferndale: Hannah Barlean, Rylee Weg, Ashley Thomas 4, Emma Hindes, Aleah Washington, Jamie Johnson 4, Nicole Guessford 6, Jocelyn Seig, Breanna Byrnes 9, Kim Weden 11.
Snohomish: Gallatin 3, Gallatin 8, Soderstrom 6, Allbaugh, Beckel, DyChesne 12, Van Assche, Beckman 4, Rodgers 4, Bartlett, Cole, Perry 10.
CLASS 3A DISTRICT 1 GIRLS TOURNAMENT
Play-in games (last Thursday)
Stanwood 56, Everett 50 (loser out)
Meadowdale 77, Lynnwood 54 (loser out)
First round (Wednesday)
Snohomish 47, Ferndale 34
Shorecrest 59, Stanwood 42
First round (Thursday)
Edmonds-Woodway (11-8) at Marysville-Getchell (14-4), 5 p.m.
Meadowdale (12-7) at Arlington (15-4), 6:30 p.m.
Consolation round (Friday)
Stanwood (10-10) at Ferndale (14-7), 7 p.m. (loser out)
Thursday’s losers at higher seed, 7 p.m. (loser out)
Snohomish (13-7) at Shorecrest (18-2), 7 p.m. (winner to state)
Thursday’s winners at higher seed, 7 p.m. (winner to state)
Consolation semifinals (Saturday)
At Everett CC, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (winners to state, losers out)
Championship game (Saturday)
At Everett CC, 6 p.m. (winner first, loser second, both to state)
(Full schedule and bracket at nwcathletics.com)
Jim Carberry is a former Bellingham Herald sports editor and author of several books on Whatcom County prep basketball. Follow him on Twitter @whatcomhoops and visit the Whatcom Hoops Facebook page.