Lynden Christian boys' basketball preview capsule

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDDecember 13, 2013 

LYNDEN CHRISTIAN

LYNCS

Coach: Roger De Boer (fourth season)

Last year: Finished tied for third in the Northwest Conference with a 9-3 record. Won 1A Northwest District and 1A Tri-District titles, placed fifth at the 1A State Tournament and finished 22-7 overall.

Players to watch: Zach Roetcisoender (so., G); Grant Wolffis (sr., G); Josh Hornstra (sr., F); Jo Meppelink (so., G); Cody Fransen (jr., F); Jake Van Berkum (jr., G)

Outlook: A lot has changed for coach Roger De Boer's Lyncs since LC left last year's state tournament with a fifth-place trophy. Two-time conference MVP Isaac Reimer has since graduated and so have a number of other key seniors. LC also has endured a myriad of injuries, starting with guard Daulton Hommes (8.6 points per game), who is expected to miss the year with a knee injury. Four others De Boer pegged to play significant roles have either been lost for all or most of the season due to injury. "We're asking a lot from a lot of fresh faces," De Boer said in a phone interview. Those include guards Zach Roetcisoender (3.4), Grant Wolffis (1.9) and Jo Meppelink and frontcourt players Josh Hornstra (1.2) and Cody Fransen. LC will rely on depth from a 10-man rotation and a balanced attack, De Boer said.

2013-14 ROSTER

No. Name Year Ht. Pos.

11 Blake Mellema Jr. 6-1 G

13 Jo Meppelink So. 6-2 G

21 Jake Van Berkum Jr. 6-0 G

23 Dalton Lootens Sr. 6-5 F

25 Jake Poag So. 6-0 G

31 Zach Roetcisoender So. 6-1 G

33 Grant Wolffis Sr. 6-1 G

35 Josh Hornstra Sr. 6-2 F

41 Cody Fransen Jr. 6-3 F

43 Koy Sterk Jr. 6-4 F

45 Logan Carlson Sr. 6-8 F

51 Josh Friberg Sr. 6-1 F

2013-14 SCHEDULE

Dec. 6 Concrete W 79-23

Dec. 10 at Ferndale W 64-52

Dec. 13 at Concrete 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 17 at Burlington-Edison 7:15 p.m.

Dec. 19 at Blaine* 7:15 p.m.

Dec. 21 at Cedar Park Christian 2 p.m.

Dec. 27 Brewster (Cloud 9 Classic) 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 28 De La Salle, Ore. (Cloud 9 Classic) 8 p.m.

Jan. 2 Bellingham* 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 7 at Mount Baker* 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 9 Burlington-Edison* 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 13 at Anacortes* 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 17 Lynden* 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 20 Ferndale* 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 25 Friday Harbor* 1 p.m.

Jan. 28 Sedro-Woolley* 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 30 at Meridian* 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 1 Nooksack Valley* 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 4 at Squalicum* 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 7 Sehome* 7:15 p.m.

Reach ANDREW LANG at andrew.lang@bellinghamherald.com or call ext. 862.

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