High School Basketball

Somers big first key in Lynden win

Lynden’s boys’ basketball team rode Sterling Somers’ 16-point first half to an early lead and a 65-42 win over Burlington-Edison on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Lynden in a Northwest Conference game.

“(Somers) shot very well. He played with some good energy,” Lynden coach Brian Roper said in a phone interview. “The Burlington kids played hard. We’re a little too big and a little too strong.”

Somers finished with 25 points. Scooter Hastings added 10 points and 10 rebounds, a team-high. Andrew Kivlighn also had 11 for the Lions, who improve to 13-3 overall and 7-1 in conference play.

A big 20-8 advantage in the third quarter helped Lynden pull away from the Tigers for good.

Lynden plays next at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Ferndale.

Lynden 65, Burlington-Edison 42

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Burlington-Edison: Lopez 7, Rawlins 11, Zamora 0, Wesen 2, Metcalf 1, Lautenbach 3, Tharr 2, Shores 3, Swanson 4, Schwetz 9. Totals: 15-47 7-14 42.

Lynden: Noah King 5, Jonathan Whetnall 2, Clark Hazlett 1, Sterling Somers 25, Connor Shine 2, Andrew Kivlighn 11, Scooter Hastings 10, Jordan Wittenberg 6, Caden Lair 0, Davis Bode 3. Totals: 21-40 6-13 17-25 65.

3-point field goals — Burlington-Edison: 5 (Schwetz 2); Lynden: 6 (Somers, Kivlighn 3). Rebounds — Burlington-Edison: 21 (Lautenbach 8); Lynden: 29 (Hastings 10). Assists — Burlington-Edison: 7 (Rawlins 3); Lynden: 11 (Wittenberg 4). Fouls — Burlington-Edison: 19; Lynden: 14. Turnovers — Burlington-Edison: 12; Lynden: 12.

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