Hawk girls defeat Bears, boys come up short
BROOKLYN — Lynnville-Sully’s girls took care of business in their first game back off the holiday break Friday. The Hawks used a strong first half to notch a 45-34 win over host B-G-M in South Iowa Cedar League play.
Lynnville-Sully’s boys came up short against B-G-M, losing 46-41.
The Class 1A fourth-ranked Hawk girls led the Bears 30-14 at halftime. B-G-M outscored Lynnville-Sully 20-15 in the second half.
“Our girls did a good job in the first half of handling B-G-M’s pressure and getting us into our offense, leading to some open looks,” said Jerry Hulsing, Hawk girls’ head coach. “We let B-G-M’s pressure speed us up. We didn’t get into an offensive rhythm.”
Lynnville-Sully’s girls were led by Lyndsay Terpstra with 16 points. Cassie Cullen had 10 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. The Hawks shot 39 percent, 17-of-44, from the field and went 9-of-22 from the free-throw line.
Madison Rasmusson controlled nine of the team’s 45 rebounds. Lynsdra James made four steals.
“Our defense was pretty good, not letting B-G-M get any open looks. It was a good win for us,” Hulsing said.
The Hawks limited the Bears to a frigid 21 percent, 12-of-57, from the field. The Bear girls hit 10-of-22 free throw attempts. B-G-M’s girls were paced by Kayleen Beck with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Jolissa Kreigel grabbed 11 rebounds and added eight points.
IN THE BOYS’ GAME, the Hawks had the Bears where they wanted them, leading 33-30 after three quarters.
Lynnville-Sully trailed 23-19 at halftime, then had a 14-7 surge in the third quarter.
B-G-M outscored Lynnville-Sully 16-8 in the final eight minutes for the win. The Bears knocked down 10-of-17 free throw attempts in the game, while the Hawks were 5-of-12 at the line.
“We struggled to find a rhythm offensively,” Lynnville-Sully boys’ head coach Nick Harthoorn said. “Our defense kept us in the ballgame but we allowed Kyle Gritsch to hurt us too much. We need to come back with a good practice on Monday and be ready to compete Tuesday night.”
The Hawks were 17-of-50 from the field for 34 percent. The Bears shot at 35 percent, 17 of 49. Lynnville-Sully had a 33-32 edge in rebounding.
T.J. Cunningham and Ben Trettin each had 10 points for the Hawks. Kyle VanDyke controlled 11 rebounds and made two assists. Darin Hofer had eight rebounds.
The Bears were led by Kyle Gritsch with 27 points, 11 rebounds and four steals. Kaiden Fiebelkorn with 10 points.
Lynnville-Sully’s teams host Tri-County Tuesday in SICL action.
Lynnville-Sully — Terpstra 16, Cullen 10, Rasmusson 7, James 6, Van Rees 4, Van Wyk 2.
B-G-M — Beck 19, Kriegel 8, Rudd 3, Hawkins 2, Hall 2.
B-G-M — 11-12-7-16—46
Lynnville-Sully — Cunningham 10, Trettin 10, VanDyke 6, Brand 4, Ehresman 4, Zegers 3, Hofer 4.
B-G-M — Gritsch 27, Fiebelkorn 10, Sherwood 1, Kriegel 3, Ryan 2, Tibbetts 5.