12/11/18 Lynden forward Clayton Whitman races downcourt against the Mount Baker Mountaineers at Jake Maberry Gymnasium. PHOTO: Doug Lange
Lynden Runs Past Mount Baker 93-48
December 12, 2018
Playing their 3rd game in four days, the Lynden boys raced to an easy victory Tuesday night at Jake Maberry Gymnasium. The Lions thumped the Mount Baker Mountaineers 93-48 in the league opener for both squads.
In a game that featured a running clock for the entire 4th quarter, Clayton Whitman led the way with 17 points. The Seattle Pacific University bound senior punctuated a 50-point Lynden first half with two monster fast-break dunks.
The 2A defending state champs improved to 3-and-0 and don't seem to be missing a beat. That's despite having a short amount of practice time with the full squad following the successful run of the Lynden football team.
"I was a little bit nervous, because we had five days until our first game, said Whitman. "Then as soon as we were out there, the first day it was a little bit rough like you would expect and then it seemed like we clicked really fast and I just think that's because we've been playing together for so long."
Whitman and senior guard Christian Zamora fueled a hot 14-to-2 start for Lynden in the first quarter. Zamora finished with 14 points. Starters Blake silver and James Marsh added 11 and 10 points respectively, while sophomore big man Liam Hanenburg tallied 14 off the bench.
"We wanted to get out and run," said Lynden coach Brian Roper. "I thought we came out with good focus, good energy, fun to play at home. I reminded our seniors, hey...you've got 8 home games left, this is one of them. Don't take anything for granted and I thought they came out ready to go."
Junior Waylon Kenner led Mount Baker in scoring with 11 points. Sophomores Mason Jacoby and Garret Smith added 8 and 7 points respectively off the bench. The Mountaineers slipped to 3-and-3 on the year with the loss.
Lynden returns to the hardwood Thursday with a road game at Sedro-Woolley. Mount Baker is back in action Friday playing host to Nooksack Valley.
- Doug Lange
12/11/18: Waylon Kentner (#20 right) led the Mount Baker
Mountaineers with 11 points in their loss to Lynden.
12/11/18: Lynden Coach Brian Roper speaks to his squad
during a timeout in a 93-48 victory over Mount Baker.