Lyncs scrap and claw but fall short in overtime


Lynden Christian's boys' basketball team went on the road prepared to battle with Burlington-Edison, and battle they did. The Lyncs took the game all the way to overtime before falling to the Tigers 64-62 on Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Grant Wolffis was the star of the show for the Lyncs, as he hit three 3-pointers on his way to 25 points. He also grabbed 10 rebounds.

For a young Lynden Christian team, coach Roger De Boer is extremely happy with the way his Lyncs played.

"We were so pleased with the progress we made," De Boer said in a phone interview. "To go on the road and battle like this was a great experience. We learned so many lessons tonight and the maturity of our guards showed down the stretch. They grew up in the middle of the game."

The two guards - Josiah Meppelink and Cody Fransen - earned praise from their coach for the way they handled the ball and stayed composed.

The Lyncs continue their road trip against Blaine on Thursday, Dec. 19.


Lynden Christian 9 14 18 16 5 - 6

Burlington-Edison 4 13 16 24 7 - 64

Lynden Christian: Josiah Meppelink 3, Jake Vanberkum 0, Jake Poag 3, Zach Roetcisoender 10, Grant Wolffis 25, Josh Hornstra 8, Koy Sterk 0, Cody Fransen 10, Logan Carlson 3. Team totals: 24-57 9-20 62.

Burlington-Edison: Blake Dimock 2, Carlos Navarro 2, Rudy Mataya 10, Isaak Davies 16, Blake Rawlins 9, Jacob Kamps 13, Tarren Lautenbach 12,. Team Totals: 23-62 12-17 64.

3-ptg: Lynden Christian 5 (Grant Wolffis 3), Burlington-Edison 6 (Isaak Davies 4). Rebounds: Lynden Christian 43 (Grant Wolffis 10), Burlington-Edison 33 (Jacob Kamps 7). Assists: Lynden Christian 12 (Meppelink 3), Burlington-Edison 14 (Isaak Davies 5). Fouls: Lynden Christian 16, Burlington-Edison 15. Turnovers: Lynden Christian 21, Burlington-Edison 13.

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