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Lynden Christian defeats Eagles 78-41


December 13, 2017 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Josie Stupey, Eagles' freshman point guard, looks for an opening in the Lyncs' defense at Arlington High School on Dec. 8.

The Arlington girls basketball team took on one of the best teams in the state when they faced the Lynden Christian Lyncs, on Dec. 8.

The Lyncs got off to a fast start as they went on a 9-0 run to open up the game against the Eagles. Arlington made a couple of shots but weren't able to compete against the height of the Lyncs as they allowed a handful of second-chance points. At the end of the first quarter Lynden Christian was leading 26-6.

In the second quarter the Eagles locked in on defense and made some key shots to keep themselves in it, outscoring the Lyncs 14-13. However, the Lyncs entered halftime up 39-20.

The second half was more competitive as Arlington was able to get their shots off and find their chemistry on both ends of the floor. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough as the Lyncs kept their lead, and expanded it late, to take the victory, 78-41.

Andrew Hines

Kelsey Mellick pushes the ball into the paint as she drives in for a quick score at Arlington High School on Dec. 8.

"We're young and we're trying to learn all of the little things. We just had one of the toughest stretches of teams we'll see all season, but now we go into league and those games are the ones that count. Everything we've done prepares us for these next games we're about to play," said Arlington Head Coach Joe Marsh.

Arlington's freshman guard, Hailey Hiatt was a much-needed spark off the bench as she hit four threes for a team leading 12 points. Hiatt also produced on the defensive end as she tallied a steal and a block.

Sierra Scheppele and Kelsey Mellick were the next two highest scorers for the Eagles as they scored eight and six points, respectively. Scheppele also added on a three pointer while Mellick contributed with two rebounds and a steal.

If you want to come out and support the Eagles they will be playing their first league game at home against the Meadowdale Mavericks on Friday, Dec. 15, at 7:15 p.m.


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