High School Basketball

Meridian falls victim to Lynden’s 27-point fourth quarter in 76-71 loss

Meridian’s boys’ basketball team fell on the losing side of the 76-71 shootout against Lynden on Friday, Jan. 9, at Meridian High School.

The Trojans’ Alex Martin finished the game with 29 points. Daniel Young had 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. The Lions’ Sterling Somers finished with a game-high 30 points and Scooter Hastings had 16.

“(Lynden) was very deliberate in getting the ball down low. We were a little undersized and had to match their physicality. We just put them on the line too many times,” Meridian coach Shane Stacy said in a phone interview.

19 of Lynden’s 32 made free throws came in the fourth quarter en route to a 27 point quarter.

Young ended the game with a triple-double watch and Stacy said he is proud of the way he played tonight.

“The sky is the limit for Dan. He played confident. Hopefully this game is a stepping stone, there are good things ahead for him,” he said.

Meridian takes on Squalicum next at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13, on the road. Lynden will play Blaine next at 7:15 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 12, on the road.

Lynden 76, Meridian 71

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Lynden: Noah King 9, Clark Hazlett 10, Sterling Somers 30, Andrew Kivlighn 3, Scooter Hastings 16, Jordan Wittenberg 7, Caden Lair 0, Davis Bode 1. Totals: 20-42 32-42 76.

Meridian: Nick Rautenberg 2, Alex Martin 29, Daniel Young 13, Brady Moore 7, Kyle Young 10, Derek Campfield 2, Cody Bachman 8, Marcus McGuinn 0. Totals: 27-50 10-17 71.

3-point field goals — Lynden: 4 (Somers 2); Meridian: 7 (Martin 4). Rebounds — Lynden: 24 (Somers 7); Meridian: 20 (Young 7). Assists — Lynden: 12 (Hastings 5); Meridian: 22 (Young 7). Fouls — Lynden: 18 (Whetnall); Meridian: 27 (Rautenberg, Campfield). Turnovers — Lynden: 14; Meridian: 12.

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