The high school basketball season may be over, but high school basketball games aren’t.
Eight Whatcom County seniors will be playing in state all-star games over the next two weekends.
Lynden’s Clayton Whitman and Christian Zamora and Lynden Christian’s Cole Bajema and Cristian Colwell were named to the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association all-star games, which will be played Saturday, March 23, at Curtis High School in Tacoma.
Whitman’s and Zamora’s 2A team will square off with Bajema’s and Colwell’s 1A team at 4 p.m. The 1B vs. 2B game is at 2 p.m, and the 3A vs. 4A is at 6 p.m. No Whatcom County players are involved in the other classifications.
Lynden’s Brian Roper will be coaching the 2A all-star team. He was named the 2A coach of the year by the WIBCA after guiding the Lions to their second consecutive state title earlier this month. Whitman and Bajema also were honored earlier as the 2A and 1A state players of the year, respectively.
Four Whatcom County girls also will be playing in the Washington State Girls Basketball Coaches Association Senior All-State Games this Saturday, March 16, at King’s High School in Seattle.
Lynden Christian’s Isabela Hernandez and Grace Sterk, Mount Baker’s Danielle Tyler, and Meridian’s Lindsey Moore will be playing for the Class 1A senior all-stars against the Class 2A all-stars at 4 p.m.
The Class 1B and 2B all-stars will play at 2 p.m. and the 3A and 4A all-stars will play at 6 p.m.No Whatcom County players are involved in the other classifications.
Players of the year and coaches of the year for each classification will be presented at halftime of each game. The Ms. Basketball 2019 award, which goes to the state’s best player regardless of classification, and the WSGBCA state coach of the year award will be presented at halftime of the 3A vs. 4A game.
Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for students/seniors.
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.