Lions snag big win over Sumner

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDDecember 21, 2013 

On a big court under big lights, Lynden's boys' basketball team defeated Sumner 43-40 on Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Showare Center in Kent.

Jaremy Martin put the Lions up 41-40 with 30 seconds left after making a layup and Jalani Phelps got a big steal with seven seconds left to seal the win.

"It was a game where we struggled but found a way to win," Lynden coach Brian Roper said in a phone interview. "It was a fun environment in the arena."

Sterling Somers made up for Scott Hastings' foul trouble by scoring 16 points, including four 3-pointers.

"He was able to provide some offense," Roper said of Somers. "It was a good team win against a good opponent."

The Lions take on Sehome on Monday, Dec. 23, at home.

LYNDEN 43, SUMNER 40

Lynden 10 4 17 12 - 43

Sumner 5 13 7 15 - 40

Lynden: Jordan Wittenberg 0, Parker Harrison 6, Sterling Somers 16, Trey Shagren 1, Jaremy Martin 7, Scott Hastings 4, Jalani Phelps 9. Team totals: 10-28 8-22 43.

Sumner: Birrer 11, Jackson 2, Allsop 1, Bruil 13, Pearson 3, Hubbard 5, Johnson 5. Team totals: 9-30 7-14 43.

3-ptg: Lynden 5 (Somers 4), Sumner 5 (Birrer 3). Rebounds: Lynden 27 (Somers 7), Sumner 23 (Pearson 7). Assists: Lynden 9 (Martin 3), Sumner 7 (Jackson 3). Fouls: Lynden 17 (Hastings), Sumner 21. Turnovers: Lynden 9, Sumner 8.

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