Best Of State 2020: #18 Nooksack Valley Girls vs. Zillah

TOP 20 OF STATE 2020: Counting down the best games involving Whatcom County teams from March’s state tournaments.

#18 Zillah 57, Nooksack Valley girls 54

The Pioneers rallied from nine points down in the fourth quarter to take the lead with 40 seconds left, but couldn’t hold on and lost to the Leopards in Wednesday’s final opening-round game of the Class 1A state tournament.

The loss couldn’t take away from a great season by Nooksack Valley, which finished 20-8 despite having only one senior on the roster.

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Jim Carberry of Whatcom Hoops

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.

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