Efficiency key for Lynden boys in win


Lynden boys' basketball held Tamanawis Secondary, from British Columbia, to just 27 points in the first half en route to a 57-42 win Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Lynden High School. The Lions were led by Scott Hastings' 16 points in the victory.

"We got off to a really good start, opening with a 16-2 run," Lynden coach Brian Roper said in a phone interview. "We got hands on a lot of balls defensively and forced 19 turnovers."

Lynden was efficient all night, with just eight turnovers. Roper said Hastings' points came on just seven shots, adding to the team's efficiency.

Jaremy Martin had team-highs with five rebounds and four assists to go with his nine points. Jordan Wittenberg also provided a spark for the Lions off the bench, Roper said.

Lynden's next game is its Northwest Conference opener at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at Bellingham.


Tamanawis Secondary 9 9 13 11 - 42

Lynden 16 18 10 13 - 57

Tamanawis Secondary: Sukhraj 8, Tarm 10, David 2, Harjot 2, Sukh 10, Sukhman 10. Team totals: 15-38 7-10 42.

Lynden: Jordan Wittenberg 6, Parker Harrison 6, Sterling Somers 7, Trey Shagren 3, Jaremy Martin 9, Scott Hastings 16, Jalani Phelps 10. Team totals: 18-49 16-22 57.

3-ptg: Tamanawis Secondary 5 (Tarm 2), Lynden 5 (Hastings 2). Rebounds: Tamanawis Secondary 26 (Sukh 10), Lynden 24 (Martin 5). Assists: Tamanawis Secondary 7 (Harjot 3), Lynden 14 (Martin 4). Fouls: Tamanawis Secondary 18 (Fouled out: none), Lynden 12 (Fouled out: Hastings). Turnovers: Tamanawis Secondary 19, Lynden 8.

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