High School Sports

PREP BOYS' BASKETBALL: Lynden Christian preview

LYNDEN CHRISTIAN LYNCS

Coach: Vic Wolffis

Last year: 6-17 (4-9 NWC), elimi-nated in Class 1A Northwest District tournament.

Players to watch: Andrew Ryan (So., G), Evan Scholten (Sr., G), Jason De Haan (Sr., G), Kenton Haugen (Sr., F)

Outlook: For the second-straight season, the Lyncs will have a very inexperienced roster. Lynden Chris-tian lost seven seniors to graduation from last year. The team’s youngest player, sophomore Ryan, is the only player with extensive varsity playing time, as he started as a freshman last year and averaged 6.2 points per game. Lynden Christian will have to find a way to make up for the loss of All-NWC Kevin Burgers to graduation after he averaged 20.9 points per game last season. Zach De Boer and his 9.0 points per game is also gone. Wolffis said he is not sure entering the season which player will step up to become a scoring threat this year. Unlike last year, the Lyncs do not have a big senior class, with only four, none of which played in more than 11 games last year. But Wolffis said he is pleased with the way his team shares the ball and the Lyncs unity. Obviously, there will be some growing pains for the smallest school in the conference once again, but Wolffis is hopefully the team will start to gel during the later stages of the regular season in time for the Class 1A playoffs.

ROSTER

No. Player (Ht., Pos., Yr.)

11. Jason De Haan (5-10, G, Sr.)

13. Nathaniel Wendt (5-9, G, Jr.,)

15. Andrew Ryan (5-11, G, So.)

23. Evan Scholten (6-0, G, Sr.)

31. David Kooiman (6-0, F, Jr.)

33. Kenton Haugen (6-1, F, Sr.)

35. Rick Heerspink (6-0, F, Jr.)

41. Zack Blok (6-3, F, Jr.)

51. Josh Libolt (6-4, P, Sr.)

53. David Doherty (6-6, P, Jr.)

SCHEDULE

Dec. 1, at Lakewood, 7 p.m.

Dec. 4, Lynden , 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 8, at Nooksack Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 11, Mount Baker , 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 14, Meridian , 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 18, at Bellingham*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 3, at Meridian*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 5, Blaine*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 8, Burlington-Edison*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 10, Australia, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 12, at Lynden*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 15, at Mount Baker*, 6 p.m.

Jan. 19, Sehome*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 22, at Anacortes*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 25, Mount Vernon*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 26, Seattle Christian , 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 29, at Squalicum*, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 1, Ferndale*, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 2, Friday Harbor , 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 5, at Sedro-Woolley*, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 7, Nooksack Valley*, 7:30 p.m.

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