Lynden Christian senior Isaac Reimer scored 31 points to break the school's career scoring record and lead the Lyncs to a 79-58 Northwest Conference boys' basketball victory at Nooksack Valley on Saturday, Jan. 26.
Reimer, who hit five 3-pointers in the game, entered the night trailing Grant Dykstra's school record of 1,458 by 16 points, but his big night gives him 1,473 points in his standout career. Dykstra is expected to be at the Lyncs' Senior Night game against Squalicum on Monday, Jan. 28, to honor the accomplishment.
"That's a pretty big deal with the tradition and history we have in this program," LC coach Roger De Boer said in a phone interview.
Reimer also added 10 rebounds in the game for LC (14-4, 8-2 NWC).
Nooksack Valley (0-18, 0-10) didn't make things easy on the defending state champs though, as they scored their second most points of the season and got a big game from Brandon Turnberg, who hit three 3-pointers and scored a career-high 13 points. Brandon Gwinner and Tanner Myhre also reached double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
"My kids fought hard," Pioneers coach Tyler Mitchell said in a phone interview. "We didn't make it easy for them I don't think. They outscored us in every quarter, but they slowly built a lead. It wasn't like they blew us out the water."
Dustin Brandsma joined Reimer in double figures with 12 points, while Daulton Hommes had nine.
Nooksack Valley next hosts Bellingham on Tuesday, Jan. 29.
LYNDEN CHRISTIAN 79, NOOKSACK VALLEY 58
Lynden Christian 21 15 20 23 - 79
Nooksack Valley 17 11 12 18 - 58
Lynden Christian: Nathan Meppelink 4, Zach Roetcisoender 5, Levi Vander Yacht 3, Truman Van Dalen 7, Daulton Hommes 9, Jamie Heystek 2, Grant Wolffis 2, Josh Hornstra 1, Dustin Brandsma 12, Willy Scholten 3, Isaac Reimer 31. Team totals: 28-53 14-22 79.
Nooksack Valley: Brandon Turnberg 13, Connor Beard 7, Brandon Gwinner 11, Bret Rediger 5, Eben Rossmiller 0, Tanner Myhre 10, Josh Gimmaka 4, Seth Taron 8, Aaron Bosscher 0. Team totals: 20-46 14-20 58
3-ptg: LC 9 (Reimer 5), Nooksack 4 (Turnberg 3). Rebounds: LC 31 (Reimer 10), Nooksack 19 (Taron 5). Assists: LC 9 (Meppelink 3) Nooksack 15 (Myhre 5). Fouls: LC 20 (Roetcisoender fouled out), Nooksack 16. Turnovers: LC 8, Nooksack 12.