For Blaine this trip to the fallow winter fields of Lynden was a brick wall, a migraine headache, a quagmire and a broken leg. Last time they played these guys they hung with them at home before dropping back late in the game to lose by 12. This time Lynden came out like a freight train, running up 28 first quarter points before cruising to a 42-26 halftime lead.
The Lynden coach was quoted after this game as saying that he had fun watching the ball go through the hoop that many times. Nice to see he’s so easily amused. He must really like his yo-yo.
Still there were bright spots. Mitch Mekovich got 16 points. Jason Green and Odie Johannessen both chipped in 10. Trey Bakogeorge and Trevor Chau each got 5 and Jordan McCarty got 2, but Dillon Alexander, Todd Bird and Greg Grasher all got shut out, and as a team Blaine shot a mediocre 17 for 53 for 32 percent. Blaine was fairly close in rebounds (27 to Lynden’s 33) and had fewer turnovers, 8 to the Lion’s 9.
Blaine’s next game was to be on the road with Bellingham on Wednesday, February 4, before returning home to face the Lynden Christian Lyncs on Saturday February 7.