Lynden secures playoff berth with win over Ferndale

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDFebruary 4, 2014 

Lynden's boys' basketball team secured a spot in the district playoffs by taking control of a close game and defeating the Ferndale Golden Eagles 58-52 on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Lynden.

Ferndale jumped out to an early lead, but the Lions battled back.

"After the initial Ferndale onslaught, we settled down and got stops," Lynden coach Brian Roper said in a phone interview.

Sterling Somers led the Lions' charge with 22 points.

"He was really active; he made 3s, he got in the lane, he took it to the basket," Roper said. "He scored on a variety of different shots."

Ferndale's Austin Honeycutt scored 17 points, but it wasn't enough as no other Ferndale player scored more than eight.

Lynden (15-2, NWC 8-2) plays on Thursday, Feb. 6, at Meridian. Ferndale (8-11, NWC 5-6) faces Anacortes for its final regular season game on Thursday.

LYNDEN 58, FERNDALE 52

Ferndale 21 9 12 10 - 52

Lynden 16 13 16 13 - 58

Ferndale: Daniel Riley 7, Brady Shearer 8, John Weg 5, Carson Genger 2, Kier Munzanreder 5, Malik Ivory 1, Austin Honeycutt 17, Dante Kelly 6. Team totals: 16-46 14-20 52.

Lynden: Jordan Wittenberg 12, Parker Harrison 0, Sterling Somers 22, Trey Shagren 2, Andrew Kivling 0, Jaremy Martin 13, Jalani Phelps 9, Caden Lair 0. Team totals: 21-47 9-18 58.

3-ptg: Ferndale 6 (Shearer, Kelly 2), Lynden 7 (Wittenberg, Somers, Martin 2). Rebounds: Ferndale 31 (Weg 7), Lynden 22 (Shagren 5). Assists: Ferndale 9 (Munzanreder 3), Lynden 12 (Martin 5). Fouls: Ferndale 18 (Weg, Kelly), Lynden 13 (Fouled out). Turnovers: Ferndale 8, Lynden 5.

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