SULLY — Lynnville-Sully’s Hawks used a strong first half to down visiting English Valleys, 81-42, Friday in their regular-season finale.
They finished at 17-4 overall. Lynnville-Sully went 16-4 in South Iowa Cedar League action, tying for second with Montezuma.
Lynnville-Sully jumped out quickly, leading 23-13 after one quarter, then steadily pulled away. The Hawks never allowed winless English Valleys’ Bears a chance to stay in the game.
“The guys played with a lot of energy tonight,” Hawk head coach Nick Harthoorn said. “We really pushed the ball offensively. We only committed six turnovers and took quality shots.”
The Hawks shot 60 percent, 34-of-57, from the field. They sank 7-of-11 from the free-throw line.
T.J. Cunningham poured in 23 points for Lynnville-Sully. Darin Hofer scored 14 points, followed by Kyle Van Dyke with 12 and Sage Ehresman with 10 points.
Van Dyke pulled seven rebounds and Hofer had six boards. Each one had two blocked shots. Hofer dished out six assists and Jake Brand had four assists.
Caleb James made five of the Hawks’ 18 steals. Ben Trettin had four steals and Cunningham had three steals.
Tanner Icenbice scored 15 points for English Valleys. Kellan Coppinger had 10 points.
Lynnville-Sully earned a first-round bye in Class 1A District 11 play. They await the winner of Iowa Christian and Woodward-Granger for a second-round contest at Pleasantville Thursday.
Lynnville-Sully Hawks 23-14-21-23—81
English Valleys Bears 13-4-15-10—42
Lynnville-Sully — Cunningham 9/1-2-0-23, James 0/1-0-1-3, Trettin 3-0-1-6, Brand 1/1-2-0-7, Ehresman 4-2-2-10, Zegers 2-0-0-4, Lirio 1-0-0-2, Van Dyke 6-0-0-12, Hofer 2/3-1-2-14. TOTALS: 28/6-7-6-81.
English Valleys — Coppinger 5-1-2-11, Kerkove 0/1-0-3-3, Frazier 0-0-4-0, Nachtman 0/2-0-0-6, Icenbice 7-0-2-14, Schauer 3-2-2-8. TOTALS: 15/3-3-13-42.