Tournament Time: My Favorite #Basketball #Photos this Season


As high school basketball season here in Bellingham, Wash., and the Pacific Northwest begins to wind down, tournament time is beginning to ramp up. Here are a few of my favorite images from this season’s basketball games:

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald - Lynden Christian guard Zach Roetcisoender (31) drives between Bellingham guards Austin Shenton (42), left, and Dante Check (15) during the third quarter at Bellingham High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Monday evening Dec.15, 2014. Roetcisoender made the basket for two points with no fouls called

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Lynden Christian guard Zach Roetcisoender (31) drives between Bellingham guards Austin Shenton (42), left, and Dante Check (15) during the third quarter at Bellingham High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Monday evening Dec.15, 2014. Roetcisoender made the basket for two points with no fouls called.

 

 

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald - Lynden Christian guard Zach Roetcisoender (31) drives between Bellingham guards Austin Shenton (42), left, and Dante Check (15) during the third quarter at Bellingham High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Monday evening Dec.15, 2014. .

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Lynden Christian guard Zach Roetcisoender (31) drives between Bellingham guards Austin Shenton (42), left, and Dante Check (15) during the third quarter at Bellingham High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Monday evening Dec.15, 2014. .

 

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald - Anacortes' Stella Gillman (20), left, and Lynden's Shaye Brandsma (14) fight for possession during the second quarter in varsity girls basketball at Lynden Christian High School in Lynden, Wash., on Monday evening Dec.1, 2014.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Anacortes’ Stella Gillman (20), left, and Lynden’s Shaye Brandsma (14) fight for possession during the second quarter in varsity girls basketball at Lynden Christian High School in Lynden, Wash., on Monday evening Dec.1, 2014.

 

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald - Images from Anacortes Seahawks vs Lynden Christian Lyncs in varsity girls basketballl at Lynden Christian High School in Lynden, Wash., on Monday evening Dec.1, 2014.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Images from Anacortes Seahawks vs Lynden Christian Lyncs in varsity girls basketball at Lynden Christian High School in Lynden, Wash., on Monday evening Dec.1, 2014.

 

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald - Squalicum point guard Harper Moore (11), center,  gets the rebound over Ferndale's Sky Freeman (2) left, and John Weg (32) right, during the first quarter at Squalicum High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Monday evening Jan. 5, 2015.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Squalicum point guard Harper Moore (11), center, gets the rebound over Ferndale’s Sky Freeman (2) left, and John Weg (32) right, during the first quarter at Squalicum High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Monday evening Jan. 5, 2015.

 

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald - Squalicum point guard Harper Moore (11) shoots over the head of Ferndale guard John Weg (32) during the second quarter at Squalicum High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Monday evening Jan. 5, 2015.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Squalicum point guard Harper Moore (11) shoots over the head of Ferndale guard John Weg (32) during the second quarter at Squalicum High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Monday evening Jan. 5, 2015.

 

The Meridian Trojans take on the Squalicum Storm in varsity boys basketball at Squalicum High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Monday evening Jan.  19, 2015.

The Meridian Trojans take on the Squalicum Storm in varsity boys basketball at Squalicum High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Monday evening Jan. 19, 2015.

 

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald - Squalicum’s Damek Mitchell (24), left,  Josh Vail (14), and Darius Powell (230, right, battle with Meridian guard Alex Martin (14) for possession during the thrid quarter at Squalicum High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Monday evening Jan. 19, 2015.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Squalicum’s Damek Mitchell (24), left, Josh Vail (14), and Darius Powell (230, right, battle with Meridian guard Alex Martin (14) for possession during the third quarter at Squalicum High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Monday evening Jan. 19, 2015.

 

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald - Western Oregon forward Marawan Sarhan (33), left, attempts to block a shot from Western Washington guard Kyle Impero (2) during the first half at Carver Gymnasium on the campus of Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash., on Saturday evening Jan.24, 2015.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Western Oregon forward Marawan Sarhan (33), left, attempts to block a shot from Western Washington guard Kyle Impero (2) during the first half at Carver Gymnasium on the campus of Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash., on Saturday evening Jan.24, 2015.

 

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald - Western Washington guard Harris Javier (12) attempts a lay-up during the first half against Western Oregon Universiy  at Carver Gymnasium on the campus of Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash., on Saturday evening Jan. 24, 2015.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Western Washington guard Harris Javier (12) attempts a lay-up during the first half against Western Oregon University at Carver Gymnasium on the campus of Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash., on Saturday evening Jan. 24, 2015.

 

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald - Bellingham forward Paige Jacobsen (30), left, wrestles the ball from Sedro-Woolley forward Jordan Stapleton (33) to win the rebound late in the second quarter at  Bellingham High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Monday evening Jan. 26, 2015.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Bellingham forward Paige Jacobsen (30), left, wrestles the ball from Sedro-Woolley forward Jordan Stapleton (33) to win the rebound late in the second quarter at Bellingham High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Monday evening Jan. 26, 2015.

 

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald - Bellingham guard Kylie Clark (2) shoots a free throw against the visiting Sedro-Woolley Cubs early in the first quarter at  Bellingham High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Monday evening Jan. 26, 2015.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Bellingham guard Kylie Clark (2) shoots a free throw against the visiting Sedro-Woolley Cubs early in the first quarter at Bellingham High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Monday evening Jan. 26, 2015.

 

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald - The Sedro-Woolley Cubs play the Bellingham Red Raiders in girl's high school  basketball at  Bellingham High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Monday evening Jan. 26, 2015.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – The Sedro-Woolley Cubs play the Bellingham Red Raiders in girl’s high school basketball at Bellingham High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Monday evening Jan. 26, 2015.

 

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald - Sehome guard Marcus Montag (23), left, gets the rebound during the first quarter against Squalicum at  Sehome High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Tuesday evening Jan. 27, 2015.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Sehome guard Marcus Montag (23), left, gets the rebound during the first quarter against Squalicum at Sehome High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Tuesday evening Jan. 27, 2015.

 

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald - Sehome guard Marcus Montag (23) shoots and scores against Squalicum point guard Harper Moore (11), right, during the first quarter at Sehome High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Tuesday evening Jan. 27, 2015.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Sehome guard Marcus Montag (23) shoots and scores against Squalicum point guard Harper Moore (11), right, during the first quarter at Sehome High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Tuesday evening Jan. 27, 2015.

 

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald - Lynden guards Andrew Kivlighn (21), left, and Sterling Somers (13) attempt to block a shot by Sehome guard Leif Anderson (13) during the first quarter at Sehome High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Monday evening Feb. 2, 2015. Anderson made the shot as Sehome went on to defeat Lynden 69 to 67.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Lynden guards Andrew Kivlighn (21), left, and Sterling Somers (13) attempt to block a shot by Sehome guard Leif Anderson (13) during the first quarter at Sehome High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Monday evening Feb. 2, 2015. Anderson made the shot as Sehome went on to defeat Lynden 69 to 67.

 

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald - Sehome forward Logan Deboo (5), left, knocks the ball from Lynden point guard Scott Hasting (23) during the second quarter at Sehome High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Monday evening Feb. 2, 2015. Sehome defeated Lynden in overtime with a score of 69 to 67.

© Paul Conrad/The Bellingham Herald – Sehome forward Logan Deboo (5), left, knocks the ball from Lynden point guard Scott Hasting (23) during the second quarter at Sehome High School in Bellingham, Wash., on Monday evening Feb. 2, 2015. Sehome defeated Lynden in overtime with a score of 69 to 67.

I’m looking forward to tournament time and the upcoming soccer, baseball, and softball seasons.

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Paul Conrad is an award-winning, nationally and internationally published freelance photographer living in Bellingham, Whatcom County, Wash., north of Seattle in the Pacific Northwest. His work has been published in newspapers and magazine throughout the United States and in Europe.

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His specialty is photojournalism covering news, sports, and editorial portraits, he also is skilled in family portraiture, high school senior portraits, and weddings. He is available for assignments anywhere in the Pacific Northwest.

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