High School Basketball

Lynden Christian 2014-15 season recap

Dec. 1 at Anacortes Anacortes 55, Lynden Christian 52The Class 2A state finalists managed to hold off the Lyncs’ second-half rally in the season opener.
Dec. 4 at Gilbert, Ariz. Brookside Chr. 77, Lynden Chr. 72Jake Poag scored 23 points, but it wasn’t enough against the California powerhouse in the Christian Cup.
Dec. 5 at Gilbert, Ariz. Lynden Christian 66, Joy Christian 23Jake Poag scored 20 points and LC forced 23 turnovers to pick up its first win of the season.
Dec. 6 at Gilbert, Ariz. Lynden Chr. 62, King’s Way Chr. 45Cody Fransen scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, as the Lyncs finished 2-1 in the Christian Cup.
Dec. 15 at Bellingham Lynden Christian 62, Bellingham 43Jake Poag and Zach Roetcisoender scored 17 and 12 points, respectively, in a non-conference loss.
Dec. 18 at Lynden Christian Squalicum 66, Lynden Christian 59Cody Fransen scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth to help force OT, but LC lost in the extra period.
Dec. 20 at Lynden Christian Lynden Chr. 56, Cedar Park Chr. 39Cody Fransen scored 26 and grabbed 10 rebounds, as the Lyncs won the rebounding battle 51-23.
Dec. 22 at Lynden Christian Lynden Christian 72, Sedro-Woolley 61Blake Mellema came off the bench to score 25 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in a non-conference win.
Dec. 29 at Lynden Christian Lynden Christian 65, Granger 51Zach Roetcisoender scored 30 points during the first day of the Cloud 9 Christmas Classic.
Dec. 30 at Lynden Christian Lynden Chr. 73, Bellevue Chr. 32Zach Roetcisoender scored 16, while Jake Poag added 14 and Cody Fransen had 11 in a big win.
Jan. 6 at Sedro-Woolley Lynden Christian 63, Sedro-Woolley 61Cody Fransen scored 21 points and had 12 rebounds to help LC comeback in its return to NWC play.
Jan. 9 at Lynden Christian Sehome 84, Lynden Christian 78Cody Fransen’s buzzer-beating tip-in sent the game to a third overtime, but Sehome pulled away.
Jan. 13 at Lynden Christian Lynden Chr. 67, Burlington-Edison 40Zach Roetcisoender scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds, as LC rebounded from a tough loss.
Jan. 16 at Meridian Lynden Christian 61, Meridian 43Zach Roetcisoender scored a game-high 22 points and the Lyncs’ defense led them to an NWC win.
Jan. 20 at Lynden Christian Anacortes 73, Lynden Christian 67Zach Roetcisoender scored a career-high 36 points, but LC fell to the Seahawks in overtime.
Jan. 22 at Lynden Lynden 62, Lynden Christian 44LC struggled to find its offensive rhythm, and the Lions had four players reach double figures.
Jan. 29 at Lynden Christian Lynden Christian 65, Blaine 53Cody Fransen scored 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, as LC overcame losing two players to illness.
Jan. 31 at Lynden Christian Lynden Chr. 58, Nooksack Valley 42Cody Fransen scored 28 for a second-straight game, while Jake Poag added 13 in an NWC victory.
Feb. 3 at Ferndale Ferndale 64, Lynden Christian 62Jake Poag scored 22 and Josiah Meppelink added 12, but Zach Roetcisoender-less LC fell short.
Feb. 6 at Mount Baker Lynden Christian 69, Mount Baker 63Cody Fransen scored 17 and the Lyncs grabbed 21 offensive rebounds in their regular-season finale.
Feb. 10 at Lynden Christian Lynden Christian 76, Mount Baker 38Jake Poag scored 18 and had six boards as LC opened the 1A Northwest District Tournament with a win.
Feb. 14 at Mount Vernon King’s 74, Lynden Christian 63Zach Roetcisoender’s 24 points weren’t enough in what turned out to be a state title game preview.
Feb. 21 at Mountlake Terrace Lynden Christian 66, Mount Baker 56LC’s defensive pressure wore down Mount Baker and helped the Lyncs clinch a fourth state trip in six years.
Feb. 28 at Tumwater Lynden Christian 60, La Center 42LC exploited a hole in La Center’s 2-3 zone defense to grab a regional-round win and advance to Yakima.
March 5 at Yakima Valley SunDome Lynden Christian 52, Naches Valley 32Zach Roetcisoender scored 18 points, and LC’s man defense spurred a lopsided 1A quarterfinal win.
March 6 at Yakima Valley SunDome Lynden Christian 60, Zillah 38Cody Fransen had 18 points and 18 rebounds, and LC’s defense shut down the top-ranked Leopards.
March 7 at Yakima Valley SunDome King’s 45, Lynden Christian 40The Knights erased a deficit and claimed the state title by outscoring the Lyncs 18-9 in the fourth.