WHATCOM — Lynden Christian junior Cole Bajema, coming off a 1A Hardwood Classic Most Valuable Player honor, earned All-Northwest Conference MVP honors after leading the one-loss Lyncs to the league title and state championship this season.
Bajema, who averaged 23 points and seven rebounds per game while sinking 76 threes this season, was joined on the All-League first team by Nooksack Valley senior Casey Bauman (19.8 points and 12.6 rebounds per game) and Lynden junior Christian Zamora, who helped the Lions to the 2A state title in Yakima and was named to the All-Tournament team.
The first team also included Anacortes seniors Trystan Lowry and Jacob South, Squalicum senior Kendall Engelhart, Ferndale senior James Hinson and Sedro-Woolley senior Davis Mihelich. Ferndale head coach Jason Owens earned league Coach of the Year honors.
On the second team, Lynden Christian sophomore sharpshooter Andrew DeVries was named for the Lyncs. DeVries averaged 13 points per game this season and actually topped Bajema with 85 made threes, and both players broke the previous school record held by Marc Holleman, who made 62 threes in 2002-03.
Others on the second team were Burlington-Edison senior Caleb Sheldon, Sehome junior Eddy Hochsprung, Lakewood junior Alex Coleman, Anacortes senior Tyler Blouin, Sedro-Woolley senior Cade Isakson, Squalicum sophomore Devante Powell and Ferndale junior Sequoyah Julius.