Girls District: Ferndale, Lynden Roll; Sehome Falls

The Ferndale and Lynden girls basketball teams had little trouble in their respective district openers Friday night, Feb. 14, but Sehome will have to battle back through the consolation bracket after losing its district contest.

The Golden Eagles defeated Edmonds-Woodway, 66-53 in the quarterfinal round of the Class 3A District 1 tournament. The victory puts Ferndale in the semifinals against second-seed Arlington on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Mariner High School in Everett. The winner will earn a berth in the regional round of the state tournament.

The top-seed Lions crushed Anacortes, 59-33, in the quarterfinal round of the Class 2A District 1/2 tournament. The victory puts Lynden in the semifinals against Archbishop Murphy on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School. The winner will earn a berth in the regional round of the state tournament.

Archbishop Murphy advanced by beating Sehome, 56-42, on Friday in their quarterfinal matchup. The Mariners will play a loser-out contest against Anacortes on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon Christian.

3A: Golden Eagles Fly Away From Edmonds-Woodway

Third-seed Ferndale (15-5) used its running game and pressing defense to pull away in the third quarter and avenge an earlier loss to sixth-seed Edmonds-Woodway (11-9), which beat Ferndale by seven on Dec. 21.

Junior guard Jamie Johnson led the balanced Golden Eagles attack with 16 points. Senior guard Breanna Byrnes added 15, and junior guards Josie Cline and Jaclyn Denham had 10 and 9, respectively.

The Golden Eagles held the Warriors to nine points in the third period in building a double-digit lead.

Ferndale 66, Edmonds-Woodway 53
Edmonds-Woodway                 11    15      9   18—53
Ferndale                                      14    19    18    15—66

Edmonds-Woodway: Ella Wallace, AJ Martineau 8, Mia Dickenson 3, Kaddy Kongira 5, Jadyn Waram 16, Melanie Walsh, Sydney Chapel 3, Brooke Kearney 10, Hazel Mills, Maddie McMahon 3, Lilly Frank, Halle Waram 5.

Ferndale: Ensley McClellan-Tedrow, Jaclyn Denham 9, Josie Cline 10, Cailyn Kessen, Ashley Thomas 3, Ellie Ochoa, Jamie Johnson 17, Jocelyn Seig 2, Breanna Byrnes 15, Kaelee Bungard 2, Chelsey LaPlante 2, Hanna Barlean 6.


Wednesday, Feb. 12
Marysville-Getchell 55, Lynnwood 40 (loser out)
Everett 48, Stanwood 34 (loser out)

Friday, Feb. 14
Ferndale 66, Edmonds-Woodway 53
Arlington 75, Marysville-Getchell 52
Snohomish 57, Meadowdale 39
Shorecrest 58, Everett 34

Tuesday, Feb. 18
Marysville-Getchell at Edmonds-Woodway (loser out), 7 p.m.
Everett at Meadowdale (loser out), 7 p.m.
Ferndale vs. Arlington at Mariner HS, 6 p.m.
Snohomish vs. Shorecrest at Mariner HS, 7:45 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 20
Consolation game at Shorewood HS, 6 p.m. (loser out)
Consolation game at Shorewood HS, 7:45 p.m. (loser out)

Saturday, Feb. 22
Consolation final at Everett CC, 2:30 p.m. (winner third, to regionals; loser out)
Championship final at Everett CC, 6 p.m. (winner first, loser second; both to regionals)

2A: Lions Leap To Early Lead, Down Anacortes

Top-seed Lynden (19-1) didn’t take long to shake off the rust after not playing for seven days. The Lions exploded for 24 points in the first quarter and a 40-14 lead at the break to dispatch eighth-seed Anacortes (8-13).

Keylie Hershey led the Lions with 14 points and four 3-pointers; Faith Baar had 11 points and a team-high 5 rebounds; Ruby VanderHaak had 10 points and a pair of 3-pointers; and Liv Tjoelker had 9 points and team-highs with 6 steals and 6 assists.

Lynden 59, Anacortes 33
Anacortes                      8      6     6    13—33
Lynden                        24    16     6     13—59

Lynden: Alexis Holman 1, Liv Tjoelker 9, Anna VanderYacht 4, Adia Newcomb 5, Faith Baar 11, Madison Canales 3, Keylie Hershey 14, Keyna Holleman 2, Ashtyn VanDalen, Ruby VanderHaak 10, Ashlyn Alexander, Riley Anderson.

2A: Mariners Battle, But Lose To Archbishop Murphy 

Fifth-seed Sehome (14-7) rallied to within six points with three minutes to go, but could get no closer as the Mariners lost to fourth-seed Archbishop Murphy (12-8).

Sophomore wing Ava Lunny led the Mariners with 12 points, senior post Mikayla Wefer scored 11 points inside, sophomore guard Ava Collins added 8 points and junior guard Kaylee Wilson had 6 points.

Sehome played without its leading scorer and rebounder, Aspen Garrison, who suffered a sprained ankle in the Mariners’ opening-round game Wednesday.

“It was a good battle all game,” said Sehome coach Anye Turner. “A lot of players stepped up. Ava Lunny, Mikayla Wefer and Ava Collins were huge offensively. I’m proud of our effort and resiliency.”

Archbishop Murphy 56, Sehome 42
Sehome                                   11    11    11      9—42
Archbishop Murphy               11    14    18    13—56

Sehome: Kaylee Wilson 6, Ava Lunny 12,  Ava Collins 8, Frannie Fleming, Jessica Melvin 3, Lauren Ellsworth, Mikayla Wefer 11, Ella Gates 2.


Wednesday, Feb. 12
Cedarcrest 66, Blaine 24 (loser out)
Sehome 42, Sedro-Woolley 35 (loser out)
Anacortes 55, Bellingham 36 (loser out)
Sammamish 65, Mountlake Terrace 44 (loser out)

Friday, Feb. 14
Sammamish 49, Liberty 44
Burlington-Edison 55, Cedarcrest 37
Archbishop Murphy 56, Sehome 42
Lynden 59, Anacortes 33

Monday, Feb. 17
Burlington-Edison vs. Sammamish at Mount Vernon HS, 6 p.m.
Lynden vs. Archbishop Murphy at Mount Vernon HS, 7:30 p.m.
Liberty vs. Cedarcrest at Mount Vernon Christian, 6 p.m. (loser out)
Sehome vs. Anacortes at Mount Vernon Christian, 7:30 p.m. (loser out)

Wednesday, Feb. 19
Consolation game at Mount Vernon HS (loser out)
Consolation game at Mount Vernon HS (loser out)

Friday, Feb. 21
Consolation final at Mount Vernon HS (winner third, to regionals; loser out)
Championship final at Mount Vernon HS (winner first, loser second; both to regionals)

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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