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Hawk boys dispatch Bears; Hawk girls tumble

SULLY — It was not the way Lynnville-Sully’s girls wanted to wind-up the home portion of their season. Lynnville-Sully’s boys tightened up the South Iowa Cedar League standings.

Class 1A’s fifth-ranked Hawk girls dropped only their third game of the season, losing 45-35 to visiting B-G-M’s Bears of Brooklyn. The Hawks are 17-3 overall. They travel to Tri-County Tuesday to wrap up their regular season.

They will have a chance to win again on their home court, hosting a second-round game in Class 1A Region 5 on Feb. 18. The Hawk girls play the winner of Melcher-Dallas and Tri-County, a game set for Thursday.

Lynnville-Sully’s boys powered past the Bear boys, 52-33, Friday night in South Iowa Cedar League play. The Hawk boys play Sigourney tonight and travel to Tri-County Tuesday night.

B-G-M’s girls pushed out in front of the Hawks, 14-6, by the end of the first quarter. Lynnville-Sully trailed 24-20 at halftime. The Hawks outscored the Bears 10-8 to close the gap to two, 32-30, going in the fourth quarter.

B-G-M held Lynnville-Sully to five points in the final eight minutes. The Bears tacked on 13 points to win by 10.

“B-G-M out played us tonight, they were more aggressive on defense and offense then us,” L-S girls’ head coach Jerry Hulsing said. “We had as many turnovers as points and you are not going to beat a good team. We need to learn from this and move forward.”

Lysandra James topped the Hawk girls’ scoring list with 12 points and Cassie Cullen had 11. The Hawks shot 35 percent, 14-of-40, from the field and sent 6-of-12 from the free-throw line. 

James pulled down eight rebounds and dished out three assists. Becca Vos had five of the team’s 15 steals and made two assists. Lyndsay Terpstra was credited with four steals.

B-G-M was led by Courtney Hawkins with 20 points. Kayleen Beck had 10 points and six steals. Jolissa Kriegel added 10 points. The Bear girls shot 54 percent, 22-of-41, from the field.

LYNNVILLE-SULLY’S BOYS steamrolled the visiting Bears, going up 11-5 in the opening eight minutes. They extended their 20-12 halftime lead on a 17-7 run in the third quarter. The Hawks finished the game, outscoring the Bears 15-14.

The Hawks improved to 14-4, which is the same mark of the Bears. The two teams are tied in second place in the SICL.

“It was a good win for us,” Hawk boys’ head coach Nick Harthoorn said. “It was nice to see the guys play well with the lead and push it out. We did a good job taking care of the ball against scrappy defensive team.”

Ben Trettin led the way for the Hawks with 13 points. T.J. Cunningham chipped in with 12 points and had three assists.

Darin Hofer had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Hofer made three steals, handed out two assists and blocked two shots. Kyle Van Dyke blocked four shots and Sage Ehresman controlled seven rebounds.

The Hawks shot 45 percent, 21-of-47, from the field while the Bears were limited to 23 percent, 11-of-48. Lynnville-Sully hit 6-of-12 free throw attempts and B-G-M was 8-of-14 from the line.

Kyle Gritsch was the lone Bear player in double digit scoring with 11 points.

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