Posts key LC boys' win over Bellingham


Lynden Christian's boys' basketball team held Bellingham to just 12-of-57 shooting en route to a 56-45 Northwest Conference win Thursday, Jan. 2, at Lynden Christian. The Lyncs were led by Logan Carlson's 11 points and eight rebounds.

"I'm just elated with how we played defensively, we challenged a lot of shots," Lynden Christian coach Roger De Boer said in a phone interview. "Our other goal was to out-rebound them, and we pulled that off."

The Lyncs held a 43-37 rebounding advantage over Bellingham. Jake Poag added 11 points, and Zach Roetcisoender and Grant Wolffis each had 10 points for Lynden Christian.

"I was extremely proud of how our bigs (Carlson and Josh Hornstra) played tonight," De Boer added. "We've been working on our post game and they combined for 17 points and 16 rebounds tonight."

Bellingham was led by Kailen Hayes' 25 points and eight rebounds.

Lynden Christian's next game is at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Mount Baker. Bellingham plays next at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at home against Meridian.


Bellingham 11 10 7 17 - 45

Lynden Christian 11 12 15 18 - 56

Bellingham: Tristan Hurley 6, Amari Franklin 0, Eddie Haywood 0, Dante Check 0, Kyle Hofstetter 5, Kieran Lewis 4, Kailen Hayes 25, Jakob Chamberlain 0. Team totals: 12-57 18-26 45.

Lynden Christian: Josiah Meppelink 4, Jake Van Berkum 1, Jake Poag 11, Zach Roetcisoender 10, Grant Wolffis 10, Josh Hornstra 6, Cody Fransen 3, Logan Carlson 11. Team totals: 18-45 16-23 56.

3-ptg: Bellingham 3 (Hayes 2), Lynden Christian 4 (Poag 3). Rebounds: Bellingham 37 (Hayes 8), Lynden Christian 43 (Hornstra, Fransen, Carlson 8). Assists: Bellingham 12 (Check 3), Lynden Christian 18 (Meppelink 8). Fouls: Bellingham 19 (Fouled out: Hurley), Lynden Christian 19 (Fouled out: none). Turnovers: Bellingham 11, Lynden Christian 12.

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