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Local Sports

Hawk teams go into break on winning note

SULLY — Bouncing back from a road loss on Tuesday, Lynnville-Sully’s Hawk girls roll into the winter break with a 55-11 victory over visiting Tri-County on Thursday. The Hawk girls scored 29 points off of 32 turnovers by the Trojan girls.

Lynnville-Sully’s Class 1A ninth-ranked boys remain undefeated in South Iowa Cedar League action. The Hawks notched a 67-22 win at home over Tri-County to go 8-0 in the conference. They are 8-1 overall.

The Lynnville-Sully girls improved to 6-3 in South Iowa Cedar League play and 8-3 overall.

“I thought the girls did a better job tonight getting out and applying ball pressure forcing TC out of their offense,” Lynnville-Sully girls’ head coach Jerry Hulsing said. “On offense, we moved the ball better so we got some easy shots. Our offensive execution was better tonight, we got some open looks out of our offense.”

Lynnville-Sully shot 43 percent, 22-of-51, from the field which included going 5-of-17 from beyond the 3-point arc.

The Hawks held the Trojan girls to just 15 field goal attempts in the game. Tri-County went 3-of-15 from the field, 20 percent, and sank 5-of-11 free throw attempts.

The Hawk girls allowed five points in the first quarter, leading 12-5, then went on a 23-0 run in the second period for a 35-5 halftime lead. They outscored the Trojans 11-2 in the third period and 9-4 in the fourth quarter.

Carson Fisk and Jataya Meyer led the Hawk girls with 11 points apiece. Mallory Loftus added eight points. Shiloh Cunningham tossed in seven points and Janelle Rozendaal had six points.

Cunningham made four of the team’s 19 steals. Mariah Vos had three steals, scored four points and dished out three assists.

Krystal Van Dyke also had three assists and four points, and controlled five rebounds.

Rounding out the Hawk scoring were Christine Nikkel and Camryn Russell with two points apiece.

Fisk had four rebounds as the Hawks held a 28-16 edge in rebounding.

Tri-County’s girls (2-8, 1-8) were led by Mersadie Little with six points.

Lynnville-Sully’s boys opened with a 10-point advantage, 17-7, over the Trojans at the end of the first quarter. The Hawks’ lead expanded to 37-13 by halftime.

In the second half, the Hawk boys cruised to a 55-18 lead through three quarters of play. They finished the game on a 12-4 run in the fourth period.

“Our effort and attention to detail on defense was much better tonight,” Lynnville-Sully boys’ head coach Nick Harthoorn said. “We were able to create turnovers and hurt them on the boards. We did a good job sharing the basketball on offense. We were close to getting five guys in double figures.”

The Hawks out-rebounded the Trojans, 41-20. They had 16 steals and 13 assists. Tri-County committed 22 turnovers.

Lynnville-Sully shot 43 percent, 25-of-58, from the field. The Hawks sank 11-of-15 free throw attempts.

Defensively, the Hawks gave up nine field goals as the Trojans shot a cool 27 percent, 9-of-33, from the field. Tri-County was 3-of-11 at the line.

Jesse Van Wyk had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawks.

Tanner Foster scored 13 points and Brevin Hansen had 11 points. Tyson Vander Linden tossed in nine points.

Rylan James pulled down 10 rebounds and scored five points. Drake Ehresman added seven points. Gage Vander Leest and Grant Wehrle each had three points.

Hansen handed out four assists.

Foster and Vander Linden each had three assists. Van Wyk, Foster, Vander Linden and Vander Leest were credited with three steals apiece.

Cameron Krumm was the leading scorer for Tri-County (2-7, 2-6) with nine points.

Lynnville-Sully’s teams come off of the winter break to play at English Valleys on Jan. 5 in SICL action.

Contact Jocelyn Sheets at
641-792-3121 ext. 6535
or jsheets@newtondailynews.com

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