Lakewood on the border of making playoffs after loss to Blaine (slide show)

LAKEWOOD – Prior to Monday night’s game, Lakewood basketball Coach Chris Walster said the girls need to win two of their next three games to solidify a spot in post-season.

That will be tougher to do now, as the Cougars lost to the Borderites of Blaine 42-34. The girls go on the road Friday to play Lynden Christian, one of the top girls teams in the state at any classification, Walster said.

That doesn’t mean Lakewood, 7-12, still can’t make the playoffs. Going into last night, they were ninth out of the 12 teams that continue to play after the end of the regular season. If they would have won two of the three, he was hoping they might move up to the eighth spot and actually get to host a game.

But now, it looks like they might have to win next Monday just to capture one of the final seeds. That is Senior Night, and they will be hosting Sedro-Woolley.

Against Blaine, Lakewood’s offense never got rolling. They struggled against Blaine’s bigger and taller girls inside, so they fell in love with settling for outside shots that just didn’t fall.

The Cougars took a 6-3 lead after a drive by Jelly Perry, two free throws by Emily Senyitko and a steal and layup by junior Riley Molloy. It was their only lead of the game.

They went on a scoring drought of about seven minutes until Molloy grabbed an offensive rebound and scored so they would only trail 10-8 with 6:10 left in the half. But the Borderites continued to dominate the boards, and Lakewood went on another long scoring drought until Senyitko hit a 3 to make it 19-11 at halftime.

Lakewood played much better offensively in the second half, scoring 23 points, but it was too little too late as Blaine scored 23 also.

Senyitko led the losing team with 13 points, followed by Perry and Molloy with 10 each. Junior Nicole Miller hit a free throw for the team’s only other point.

Josie Deming, a 6-foot senior, led the winners with 13. Brynn Hallberg had 11, and Alexis Hallberg 10.

More in Sports

Anthony Whitis, in yellow, listens with his team to Eagle coach Greg Dailer at practice earlier this season. Whitis, a senior, led Arlington to a come-from-behind win over Ferndale Friday night.
Eagle QB leads Arlington to comeback win; M-P blanks foe

ARLINGTON – Eagle quarterback Anthony Whitis has been able to do something… Continue reading

M-P, MG swimmers win 4 events in meet against Cascade (slide show)

MARYSVILLE – The combined Marysville-Pilchuck and Marysville Getchell swim teams won four… Continue reading

Arlington edges MG in tennis (slide show)

Wrapup of Wednesday’s varsity prep scores

M-P boys beat Lakewood; Arlington volleyball undefeated (slide show)

MARYSVILLE – The Marysville-Pilchuck boys tennis team won its home match against… Continue reading

M-P, Arlington, Lakewood all win in football

MARYSVILLE – Bryan Sanders and Trenton Hurst each ran for more than… Continue reading

MG senior wins easily in home cross country meet

MARYSVILLE – Senior Evan Krautkremer won the boys race by 30 seconds… Continue reading

Arlington, M-P runners stand out at cross country meet (slide show)

MARYSVILLE – Both Arlington and Marysville-Pilchuck had some strong individual performances at… Continue reading

M-P swim team picks up a win, but MG falls

MARYSVILLE – Marysville-Pilchuck’s girls swim team beat Oak Harbor Tuesday at home… Continue reading

Most Read