400th win for Lyncs' DeBoer was a big one



Lynden Christian boys' basketball put on a show against Concrete in a 79-23 Lyncs win Friday, Dec. 6, at Lynden Christian. The Lyncs put forth a balanced attack in the win, with 24 assists as a team.

"I thought we got out to a great start, our pressure got to them early and forced them into 12 first-quarter turnovers," Lynden Christian coach Roger DeBoer said in a phone interview. "Dominating the boards (44 Lyncs rebounds to 23 from Concrete) helped us as well."

Josh Hornstra led the Lyncs with 15 points, and Jake Poag was right behind him with 14. Zach Roetcisoender added 12, and Jake Vanberkum had 10.

The Lyncs' victory marked career win number 400 for DeBoer, who attributed his success to the people around him.

"It's a testament to the fun and amazing people I've coached with and to the outstanding players," DeBoer said. "(To celebrate) we went to ice cream and the team signed a ball for me."

Lynden Christian will look to continue its winning ways at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Ferndale.


Concrete 5 9 5 4 - 23

Lynden Christian 27 29 18 5 - 79

Concrete: Dylan Clark 5, Dallas Newby 10, Tyler Labrousse 0, Forrest Barnedt 1, Andy Freeman 2, Josh Rogge 5, Joey Soloman 0. Team totals: 5-34 12-18 23.

Lynden Christian: Blake Mellema 3, Josiah Meppelink 2, Jake Vanberkum 10, Dalton Lootens 8, Jake Poag 14, Zach Roetcisoender 12, Grant Wolffis 7, Josh Hornstra 15, Koy Sterk 4, Cody Fransen 4. Team totals: 32-66 6-10 79.

3-ptg: Concrete 1 (Newby 1), Lynden Christian 9 (Poag 4). Rebounds: Concrete 23 (Newby 5), Lynden Christian 44 (Wolffis, Hornstra 10). Assists: Concrete 1 (Barnedt 1), Lynden Christian 24 (Meppelink, Wolffis 6). Fouls: Concrete 9 (Fouled out: none), Lynden Christian 13 (Fouled out: none). Turnovers: Concrete 33, Lynden Christian 9.

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