High School Basketball

Lions’ inside game fuels win over Cubs

Sterling Somers scored 20 points, Scooter Hastings scored 14 points and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds, and Lynden’s boys’ basketball team rolled to a 76-64 Northwest Conference win over Sedro-Woolley on Thursday, Jan. 15, at Lynden.

Lynden overcame a game-high 25 points from the Sedro-Woolley’s Jackson Price with the strong inside presence of Somers and Hastings.

“In the first half Sedro was on fire from the perimeter,” Lynden coach Brian Roper said in a phone interview. “They have multiple guys who can shoot, but from there it was a game of runs. Our size was our advantage.”

Jonathan Whetnall added 14 points and a game-high five assists for the Lions. Andrew Kivlighn also had 10 points.

“Andrew Kivlighn came off the bench with 10 points and a strong defensive effort for us,” Roper said.

Lynden takes on Ferndale in a make up of a nonleague game at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Lynden.

Lynden 76, Sedro-Woolley 64

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Sedro-Woolley: John Gaethle 0, Cade Isakson 3, Ethan Isakson 5, Jackson Price 25, Will Enniss 11, Mason Elms 8, Chad Wilberg 5, Anthony Cann 7. Totals: 21-45 14-22 64.

Lynden: Noah King 5, Jonathan Whetnall 14, Clark Hazlett 3, Sterling Somers 20, Andrew Kivlighn 10, Scooter Hastings 14, Jordan Wittenberg 8, Davis Bode 2. Totals: 26-49 16-24 76.

3-point field goals — Sedro-Woolley: 8 (Price 3); Lynden: 8 (Whetnall 3). Rebounds — Sedro-Woolley: 20 (E. Isakson 7); Lynden: 31 (Hastings 8). Assists — Sedro-Woolley: 9 (Elms 4); Lynden: 16 (Whetnall 5). Fouls — Sedro-Woolley: 16 (Wilberg); Lynden: 18. Turnovers — Sedro-Woolley: 15; Lynden: 9.

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