Whatcom County Seniors Classic To Feature Boys, Girls All-Stars This Friday

Basketball fans will have one final opportunity to see some of their favorites players this Friday, March 8, when the annual Whatcom County Seniors Classic takes place at Lynden High School’s Jake Maberry Gymnasium.

The girls game will begin at 6:15 p.m. and will be followed by a girls 3-point contest. Then around 8 p.m., the boys will have their 3-point contest and a dunk contest with the game following.

The boys teams will be coached by Jerry Blankers and Dick Stark. The girls teams will be coached by Helen Newcomb and Ken McLendon.

Seven members of the Class 2A boys state champion Lynden Lions are together on Team Jerry. Four members of Lynden Christian’s 1A fourth-place finisher are on Team Richard.

Mount Baker, Bellingham, Ferndale, and Sehome have two boys players each, and Blaine, Nooksack Valley, Meridian, Lummi Nation and Squalicum have one player each.

On the girls side, 1A runner-up Lynden Christian, 1A state qualifier Meridian and Ferndale will have three players each; 2A state placer Lynden, Mount Baker, Blaine, Squalicum, and Sehome each will have a pair of all-stars; and Nooksack Valley, Lummi Nation and Bellingham will have one each.

Ticket prices are $6 for adults and $4 for children. For more information, call (360) 354-3030.

TEAM JERRY (HOME)

1. Dakota Baar (Lynden)
2. Carter Backstrom (Mount Baker)
3. Kaleb Bass (Mount Baker)
4. Carson Bode (Lynden)
5. Kobe Elsner (Lynden)
6. Gabe Hughes (Meridian)
7. James Marsh (Lynden)
8. Ty Rawls (Nooksack Valley)
9. Blake Silves (Lynden)
10. Adam Vega (Blaine)
11. Clayton Whitman (Lynden)
12. Christian Zamora (Lynden)

TEAM RICHARD (AWAY)

1. Cole Bajema (Lynden Christian)
2. Luke Bos (Lynden Christian)
3. Cristian Colwell (Lynden Christian)
4. Stewart Freeman (Ferndale)
5. Eddy Hochsprung (Sehome)
6. Sequoyah Julius (Ferndale)
7. Cole Langstraat (Lynden Christian)
8. Spencer Lee (Bellingham)
9. Noah Martin (Squalicum)
10. Drew McFall (Bellingham)
11. Michael McLin (Sehome)
12. Jermaine Toby (Lummi)

TEAM HELEN (HOME)

1. Josie Bocci (Lynden Christian)
2. Kyla Bonsen (Lynden)
3. Ashley Dickerson (Blaine)
4. Blakely Doerge (Lynden)
5. Brynn Halberg (Blaine)
6. Isabela Hernandez (Lynden Christian)
7. Haylee Malone (Mount Baker)
8. Adelyn Pagels (Bellingham)
9. Grace Sterk (Lynden Christian)
10. Jenna Tenkley (Nooksack)
11. Danielle Tyler (Mount Baker)

TEAM KEN (AWAY)

1. Mady Blackwell (Squalicum)
2. Alexis Groen (Meridian)
3. Jaydn Hawkinson (Squalicum)
4. Makenna Holtz (Meridian)
5. Nicole Guessford (Ferndale)
6. Lindsey Moore (Meridian)
7. Dana Ruffato (Sehome)
8. Dezirae Toby (Lummi)
9. Kim Weden (Ferndale)
10. Rylee Weg (Ferndale)
11. Natalie Zender (Sehome)
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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