Lynden Christian junior post Andrew Hommes and junior guard Libby Stump earned all-state honors this weekend.
Hommes was named to the Class 1A State Invitational boys basketball all-tournament second team after leading the Lyncs in scoring in two of the three games at the “unofficial” state tournament at Cedar Park Christian (Bothell).
Lynden Christian finished fifth in the invitational. The Lyncs defeated Freeman in Wednesday’s opener, but then lost to Seattle Academy in the semifinals on Thursday, and King’s in the consolation finals on Friday.
Omari Malauna of state champion Life Christian Academy was named the tournament MVP. Joining him on the first team were Leo DeBruhl of Seattle Academy, Jordan Hansen of King’s, Chae Haynes of Life Christian, Boen Phelps of Freeman, and Bradley Swillie of Life Christian.
Joining Hommes on the second team were Ryan Baker of Cedar Park Christian, Joe Cookson of Seattle Academy, Jason Grant of Toppenish, and Nate Harding of Chelan.
Stump was named to the Scorebook Live’s girls basketball all-state honorable mention list. She was the only Whatcom County player honored.
Scorebook Live is a website that covers high school sports. The all-state selections were for all classifications.
The player of the year was Tamia Stricken of Seattle Prep, the breakout player of the year was Hope Hassman of Tahoma, the newcomer of the year was Teagan Colvin of Liberty (Spangle), and the coach of the year was Brett McDaniel of Sumner.
For a complete list of SBLive’s all-state first team, second team and honorable mentions, click on Girls All-State.
Scorebook Live also released its boys basketball all-state selections, but there were no Whatcom County players mentioned. For a complete list of SBLive’s boys all-state teams, click on Boys All-State.
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.