Lynden's boys' basketball team pulled off a close 60-52 win over King's on Monday, Dec. 30, at Lynden High School. The Lions were led by Jaremy Martin's 15 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
"Martin had 11 (points) in the second half," Lynden coach Brian Roper said in a phone interview. "He played all 32 minutes and was able to make some key drives and assists."
Scott Hastings led the Lions in scoring with 18 points. Sterling Somers had nine more, and Jalani Phelps added eight.
Roper said his bench played a key role in sealing the win.
"Our guys off the bench were really productive," he said. "Jordan Wittenberg and Parker Harrison played good defense and made some key shots in the first half."
Wittenberg finished with three points, one of Lynden's four 3-pointers, and Harrison had four points.
Roper was impressed with his team's low amount of turnovers against the Knights' full-court press.
"King's may have got a bit worn down in the fourth and they missed shots they made early," Roper said. "They pressed the whole game and we were able to make some layups in the fourth quarter. Sometimes it was an adventure. With 10 turnovers, I'm OK with that."
Lynden also forced the Knights' leading scorer and rebounder, Calvin Kispert, to foul out. Kispert finished with 20 points and six rebounds.
Lynden's next game is at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, at home against Squalicum.
LYNDEN 60, KING'S 52
King's 16 14 14 8 - 52
Lynden 15 17 13 15 - 60
King's: Wilkins 1, Jones 4, Bundrant 3, Barhonovich 4, Corey Kispert 9, J. Storkson 9, J. Alexander 2, Calvin Kispert 20. Team totals: 15-55 4-7 52.
Lynden: Jordan Wittenberg 3, Parker Harrison 4, Sterling Somers 9, Trey Shagren 3, Jaremy Martin 15, Scott Hastings 18, Jalani Phelps 8. Team totals: 21-54 14-22 60.
3-ptg: King's 6 (Corey Kispert, Storkson 3), Lynden 4 (Somers, Martin, Shagren, Wittenberg 1). Rebounds: King's 23 (Calvin Kispert 6), Lynden 29 (Martin 8). Assists: King's 7 (Bundrant 3), Lynden 13 (Martin 5). Fouls: King's 18 (Fouled out: Calvin Kispert), Lynden 9 (Fouled out: none). Turnovers: King's 6, Lynden 10.