LC boys take first NWC loss at Anacortes

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJanuary 13, 2014 

Lynden Christian boys' basketball hung with Anacortes but came up just short in a 65-59 Northwest Conference loss on Monday, Jan. 13, at Anacortes. The Lyncs were led by Grant Wolffis' 15 points.

"I was really proud of our effort, they came after us really hard and pressed the entire game," Lynden Christian coach Roger De Boer said in a phone interview. "We performed really well. A couple more plays and we'd be there."

Zach Roetcisoender added 12 points and seven of the Lyncs' 36 rebounds. Jake Poag hit all four of Lynden Christian's 3-pointers for his 12 points.

Andrew Medalia led the Seahawks in handing LC its first league loss with 21 points, nine rebounds and five assists, all team highs. Anacortes improves to 8-3 overall and 3-1 in NWC play, while Lynden Christian falls to 8-4 overall and 4-1 in the conference.

Lynden Christian will be working on defensive rebounding as it looks ahead to its game against Lynden on Thursday, De Boer said.

ANACORTES 65, LYNDEN CHRISTIAN 59

Lynden Christian 15 13 12 19 - 59

Anacortes 9 19 19 18 - 65

Lynden Christian: Josiah Meppelink 5, Jake Van Berkum 5, Jake Poag 12, Zach Roetcisoender 12, Grant Wolffis 15, Josh Hornstra 6, Cody Fransen 0, Logan Carlson 4, Josh Friberg 0. Team totals: 20-50 15-23 59.

Anacortes: Jake Richards 0, Ty Johnson 13, Jordan Neville 2, Daniel McInerney 2, Joe D' Amelio 15, Andrew Medalia 21, Zach Vance 5, Peter Haynes 7. Team totals: 26-57 7-13 65.

3-ptg: Lynden Christian 4 (Poag 4), Anacortes 6 (Johnson 3). Rebounds: Lynden Christian 36 (Roetcisoender 7), Anacortes 35 (Medalia 9). Assists: Lynden Christian 16 (Meppelink 6), Anacortes 17 (Medalia 5). Fouls: Lynden Christian 14 (Fouled out: none), Anacortes 19 (Fouled out: none). Turnovers: Lynden Christian 16, Anacortes 11.

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