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Lakewood tops Lynden 58-52

 

January 31, 2018 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Alex Coleman, Lakewood junior, races up the sideline on Jan. 26.

The Lakewood boys basketball team hosted their senior night as they took on the Lynden Lions, on Jan. 26.

The Cougars got off to a fast start as they began the matchup with a 13-7 run over the Lions. Lakewood was able to keep a small lead as Lynden closed the gap slightly, finishing the first quarter 20-16. The second quarter was a little tighter as Lakewood outscored the Lions by one point, heading into halftime 31-26.

Over the next two quarters the battle raged back and forth, as neither team refused to slow down. The Cougars stepped up huge on the defensive end as they forced multiple turnovers. In the end, Lakewood was able to put up a 6-0 run to earn the victory over the Lions, 58-52.

"You always preach to play team ball and move the ball around a lot, but with this team you can really do that and have full trust in every player on the floor. It really feeds our team chemistry that everyone can make their shots," said Lakewood Head Coach Anthony WiederKehr.

Andrew Hines

CJ McClellan scores on the fastbreak at Lakewood High School on Jan. 26.

Three players scored in double digits for the Cougars including CJ McClellan, Alex Coleman and Kaleb Duitsman. McClellan had the game-high in points with 16 and added on three assists, three rebounds, three steals and two made threes. Coleman scored 14 points, an assist, three rebounds and two steals. Duitsman was automatic from beyond the arc as he had three shots made as well as four rebounds and an assist.

Lakewood's sophomore point guard, Alex Jensen, also had a huge day against Lynden as he scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds. He also had game-highs with seven assists and five steals.

The Cougars have already held their last home game, but their next away game will be against the Lynden Christian Lyncs on Friday, Feb. 2, at 7:15 p.m.

 

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