LC nets big 59-54 win over Cedar Park Christian


The Lynden Christian boys' basketball team earned a 59-54 non-league win against Cedar Park Christian in a showcase game Saturday, Dec. 21, at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

The game was a rematch of last year's Class 1A State Tournament game for third and fifth place. LC lost and placed fifth, but beat Cedar Park Christian during last season's tri-district title game.

"It was really exciting," LC coach Roger De Boer said in a phone interview. "It had a little postseason feel to it without a doubt. I was excited with how our kids performed."

Zach Roetcisoender scored a team-high 19 points and Grant Wolffis added 12. The Lyncs out-rebounded Cedar Park 36-32 and Logan Carlson hauled in a team-high eight. Josh Hornstra had seven boards.

Lynden Christian trailed 26-24 at half, led by one entering the fourth and Josiah Meppelink and Roetcisoender hit key free throws in the final minutes to clinch the win.


Lynden Christian 12 12 16 19 - 59

Cedar Park 7 19 13 15 - 54

Lynden Christian: Josiah Meppelink 5, Jake Vanberkum 8, Dalton Lootens 0, Jake Poag 6, Zach Roetcisoender 19, Grant Wolffis 12, Josh Hornstra 3, Cody Fransen 0, Logan Carlson 6. Team totals: 22-57 8-12 59.

Cedar Park: Lundberg 0, Dreschel 25, Anderson 6, Mclaurin 17, Rankin 6, Penchion 0. Team totals: 17-44 10-13 54.

3-ptg: Lynden Christian 7-19 (Poag, Vanberkum 2), Cedar Park 10-23 (Dreschel 5). Rebounds: Lynden Christian 36 (Carlson 8, Hornstra 7), Cedar Park 32 (Dreschel 15). Assists: Lynden Christian 8 (Roetcisoender 3), Cedar Park 13 (Lundberg 6). Fouls: Lynden Christian 9, Cedar Park 15 (Penchion). Turnovers: Lynden Christian 7, Cedar Park 13.

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