Clockwise upper left: Cole Bajema, Natalie Zender, Jermaine Toby, Clayton Whitman, Nicole Guessford, Spencer Lee, Isabela Hernandez, Kyla Bonsen. PHOTOS: Doug Lange; Middle photo: Joakim Honkasalo via Upsplash
Senior Classic Rosters Released
March 6, 2019
The 2019 Senior Classic will feature state champs, state tournament stars and conference MVP's. The final opportunity to see the best Whatcom County seniors on the basketball court is Friday night at Jake Maberry Gymnasium in Lynden. The rosters for the event were released this week.
Seven members of the 2A boys state champion Lynden Lions will be on the hardwood again, including 2A state MVP Clayton Whitman and 2nd team all-stater Christian Zamora. The two-time Northwest Conference MVP Cole Bajema joins three other Lynden Christian Lyncs on the roster.
Lynden Christian, Meridian and Ferndale have the most representation on the girls rosters. After leading the Lyncs to a second place finish at 1A state, Isabela Hernandez, Grace Sterk and Josie Bocci will play. As will Meridian's Lindsey Moore, Makenna Holtz, and Alexis Groen after the Trojans made their third straight trip to state. Ferndale will be represented by Rylee Weg, Nicole Guessford and Kim Weden.
The boys coaches are Jerry Blankers and Dick Stark. Helen Newcomb and Ken McLendon will coach the girls squads.
The girls game will begin at 6:15 with a 3-point contest game following. Action on the boys side is scheduled to start at 8:00pm, starting with a 3-point shootout and dunk contest followed by the game.
TEAM JERRY (HOME) TEAM RICHARD (AWAY)
Christian Zamora (Lynden) Cole Bajema (LC)
Kobe Elsner (Lynden) Cristian Colwell (LC)
Clayton Whitman (Lynden) Luke Bos (LC)
James Marsh (Lynden) Cole Langstraat (LC)
Blake Silves (Lynden) Drew McFall (Bellingham)
Carson Bode (Lynden) Spencer Lee (Bellingham)
Dakota Baar (Lynden) Sequoyah Julius (Ferndale)
Ty Rawls (Nooksack) Stew Freeman (Ferndale)
Carter Backstrom (Mt. Baker) Eddy Hochsprung (Sehome)
Kaleb Bass (Mt. Baker) Michael McLin (Sehome)
Adam Vega (Blaine) Jermaine Toby (Lummi)
Gabe Hughes (Meridian) Noah Martin (Squalicum)
TEAM HELEN (HOME) TEAM KEN (AWAY)
Isabela Hernandez (LC) Rylee Weg (Ferndale)
Grace Sterk (LC) Nicole Guessford (Ferndale)
Josie Bocci (LC) Kim Weden (Ferndale)
Kyla Bonsen (Lynden) Lindsey Moore (Meridian)
Blakely Doerge (Lynden) Makenna Holtz (Meridian)
Danielle Tyler (Mt. Baker) Alexis Groen (Meridian)
Haylee Malone (Mt. Baker) Jaydn Hawkinson (Squalicum)
Brynn Halberg (Blaine) Mady Blackwell (Squalicum)
Ashley Dickerson (Blaine) Natalie Zender (Sehome)
Jenna Tenkley (Nooksack) Dana Ruffato (Sehome)
Adelyn Pagels (Bellingham) Dezirae Toby (Lummi)
The ticket prices for Friday's Senior classic are $6 for adults $4 for children.
- Doug Lange