Wolffis, Roetcisoender help Lyncs edge Burlington-Edison


Grant Wolffis and Zach Roetcisoender combined for 60 points and 19 rebounds as the Lynden Christian boys' basketball team defeated Burlington-Edison 83-77 in a Northwest Conference game Thursday, Jan. 9, at Lynden Christian High School.

"It was back and forth the entire night. Three times Burlington-Edison came back from an eight-point deficit," Lynden Christian coach Roger De Boer said in a phone interview.

The two teams combined for just 20 turnovers and 32 assists.

"Our second-half offensive rebounding, in particular Wolffis with six offensive rebounds in the second half, combined with the way we shared the ball," were De Boer's keys to the victory he said.

Burlington-Edison (5-5, 0-3 NWC) hit 12 3-pointers in the game.

Josiah Meppelink added four points and a team-high seven assists for Lynden Christian (8-3, 4-0 NWC).

The Lyncs' next game is at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at home against Lynden.


Burlington-Edison 15 24 19 19 - 77

Lynden Christian 23 18 21 21 - 83

Burlington-Edison: Blake Dimock 1, Carlos Navarro 7, Rudy Mataya 19, Isaak Davies 20, Blake Rawlins 6, Jacob Kamps 19, Nic Metcalf 0, Tarren Lautenbach 5. Team Totals: 30-61 13-19 77.

Lynden Christian: Josiah Meppelink 4, Jake Van Berkum 3, Dalton Lootens 0, Jake Poag 8, Zach Roetcisoender 27, Grant Wolffis 33, Josh Hornstra 6, Koy Sterk 0, Cody Fransen 2, Josh Friberg 0. Team totals: 29-57 21-30 83.

3-ptg: Burlington-Edison 12 (Davies 5), Lynden Christian 4 (Poag 2). Rebounds: Burlington-Edison 39 (Kamps 12), Lynden Christian 35 (Wolffis 10, Roetcisoender 9). Assists: Burlington-Edison 14 (Mataya 5), Lynden Christian 18 (Meppelink 7). Fouls: Burlington-Edison 21 (Fouled out: Kamps), Lynden Christian 19 (Fouled out: none). Turnovers: Burlington-Edison 12, Lynden Christian 8.

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