June 19, 2024

Big third quarter pushes L-S girls past English Valleys

State-ranked Hawks dominate boards in win over Bears

Majesta Vos

NORTH ENGLISH — The Class 1A No. 11 Lynnville-Sully girls’ basketball team used a big third quarter and a dominant effort on the boards to down English Valleys on Friday night.

The Hawks led by seven at halftime and were outscored in the fourth but a significant advantage in the third pushed the visitors to a 46-31 road win during South Iowa Cedar League play.

“The girls battled tonight and did what we needed to in a ragged game that had no flow,” L-S head girls’ basketball coach Jerry Hulsing said. “We did good job of taking away English Valleys’ post play tonight.”

Kate Harthoorn

The Hawks led 8-6 after one quarter and took a 23-16 lead into halftime. A 13-1 surplus in the third was enough to seal their sixth straight victory.

Lynnville-Sully turned the ball over 17 times but out-rebounded the Bears 45-28.

Majesta Vos led the Hawks with 16 points, nine rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Kate Harthoorn added 10 points, nine rebounds and two assists, Ava Brummel chipped in eight points and 10 rebounds and Alaina Roberts tallied six points and four boards.

Aubree Arthur registered four points and five rebounds, Tatum Huyser chipped in four rebounds and three assists and Morgan Jones dished out a pair of assists.

Ava Brummel

Lynnville-Sully (11-2, 8-1 in the SICL) shot 40 percent from the floor, made 2-of-8 from 3-point range and connected on 4-of-8 from the free-throw line.

“We handled their pressure pretty well,” Hulsing said. “Our offense was OK. We seemed to rush things and didn’t get settled into a good rhythm.”

Addison Achenbach led English Valleys with 10 points. The Bears (8-4, 6-3) shot 22.7 percent from the floor, hit only 3-of-18 from 3 and made 8-of-22 from the foul line. The hosts turned the ball over 13 times.