Girls Basketball

Washington girls basketball player spotlight: Riley Dykstra, Lynden Christian High School

Former Central Valley girls basketball coach Freddie Rehkow, who was named the National High School Girls’ Basketball Coach of the Year last season, has been working with Scorebook Live to shine a light on girls basketball players and coaches across the state of Washington.

Rehkow recently caught up with Lynden Christian junior guard Riley Dykstra, who has helped lead the Lyncs to a 18-3 record and a No. 3 ranking in the latest WIAA 1A girls basketball RPI rankings.

How would you describe your game?

I would say I’m a really competitive player who doesn’t back down from physicality and I love to work hard.

What are your goals for this season?

Team goal: To do the little things and make good habits.

Individual goal: My goal is to elevate my game and become a more all-around player offensively and defensively.

How would you describe your coach?

Coach (Brady) Bomber is a great coach. He’s always willing to open the gym for us in order for my team and I to improve.

Who is your favorite player?

One of my favorite players is Kelsey Plum because she’s a fierce competitor and never quits.

Who is your toughest matchup this season and why?

The toughest matchup this season would probably be against Lynden, our crosstown rival.

What is your favorite gym in the state to play in?

My favorite gym is for sure the Yakima Dome for 1A state. That atmosphere with all the fans and the great competition is something you’ll never forget.

What are your aspirations as a player?

Go play basketball in college and I’d love to be a school teacher.

Do you have a dream college? Have you committed anywhere?

I don’t really have a dream college and I’m still undecided.

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