SULLY — Lynnville-Sully’s Hawk basketball teams swept a home South Iowa Cedar League doubleheader Thursday night. They’ll try to do the same tonight.
The Hawk girls beat North Mahaska 50-43 and the boys pushed past the Warhawk boys 51-34 in a rescheduled twin bill from Tuesday. Lynnville-Sully’s teams host B-G-M of Brooklyn tonight.
“We had a good first half on both ends of the floor. In the second half our defense was still pretty good, making North Mahaska work for every shot, however our offense struggled to get anything going,” Lynnville-Sully girls’ head coach Jerry Hulsing said. “Give the girls credit, they kept battling and found a way to pull out a win.”
The Hawk girls, who are ranked No. 5 in Class 1A, held a 16-13 lead after one quarter. They used a 12-4 scoring edge in the second period to reach a 28-17 halftime lead.
Lynnville-Sully and North Mahaska came out trading baskets in the second half. The Warhawks outscored the Hawks 12-10 in the third period and 14-12 in the fourth quarter.
The Hawk girls shot 53 percent, 20-of-38, from the field and cashed in 10-of-14 free throw attempts. The Warhawks were 17-of-35, 49 percent, from the field.
Cassie Cullen had a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds for Lynnville-Sully. Lyndsay Terpstra added 10 points. Madison Rasmusson made four steals. Rasmusson, Jade Van Rees and Rachel Van Wyk each had two assists.
The Warhawk girls were led by Julia Groenenboom with 13 points. Michaela Heys chipped in with 11 points and Shaina Spears had 10 points.
IN THE BOYS’ GAME, Lynnville-Sully set the tone early, outscoring North Mahaska 29-8 in the first half. The Hawks never allowed the Warhawks to claw back into the contest.
“The guys came out and did what they needed to do. We played solid defense in the first half. We also did a nice job of rebounding and taking care of the ball,” Lynnville-Sully boys’ head coach Nick Harthoorn said.
Lynnville-Sully used its inside game well led by Kyle Van Dyke and Darin Hofer. Hofer dropped in 13 points, grabbed nine rebounds and had four steals. Van Dyke recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Jake Brand dished out three assists for the Hawks. Sage Ehresman had three steals.
North Mahaska got 15 points from Trent Roose and 10 from Conner Hehli.
North Mahaska — Groenenboom 13, Heys 11, Spears 10, Ferguson 4, Upton 3, Sherburne 2.
Lynnville-Sully — Cullen 19, Terpstra 10, Rasmusson 8, B. Vos 7, James 4, Van Rees 2.
North Mahaska — Wanders 2, Delong 2, Pothoven 3, Roose 15, Hehli 10, Foster 2.
Lynnville-Sully — Cunningham 4, James 1, Trettin 9, Brand 1, Ehresman 9, Zegers 4, Van Dyke 10, Hofer 13.