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Lynden Christrian upends Wolverines by eight | Boys basketball

Peter Strasser drops in a free throw in an early season home game against Burlington Edison. Strasser scored 19 points to lead the Friday Harbor offense in a 8-point loss, Jan. 25, at Lynden Christian  - Journal file photo
Peter Strasser drops in a free throw in an early season home game against Burlington Edison. Strasser scored 19 points to lead the Friday Harbor offense in a 8-point loss, Jan. 25, at Lynden Christian
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The Wolverines took the court Saturday at Lynden Christian with three consecutive wins, all by monstrous margins, in tow.

But the Lyncs were not impressed. They turned a 5-point advantage at the end of the first period into a 7-point lead at the half, outscored Friday Harbor by four in the third and coasted to a 61-53 victory in a regional 1A Division match up Saturday, Jan. 25, on their home court.

Peter Strasser tossed in 19 points to lead the Wolverines, Otis Cooper-West scored 11 and Luke Stromberg added 10 to the team total. The Wolverines fell to 7-8 overall on the year and 2-2 in 1A conference play. They remain undefeated, at 4-0, in Northwest 1A/2B League competition.

Two days earlier, Friday Harbor notched a third-straight blowout victory with a 72-27 win at home over Northwest 1A/2B League rival Concrete. The Wolverines outscored Meridian, Orcas and Concrete by a combined score of 203-75 in tallying back-to-back-to-back wins before the loss at Lynden Christian.

Lynden Christian’s Zach Roetcisoender led all scorers with 18 points and Cody Fransen contributed 12. With the win, the Lyncs (6-1 conference, 11-4 overall) gained a leg-up over Friday Harbor in the race for post-season seeding in the first round of the Division 1A regional playoff race.

Next:

Friday Harbor faces Coupeville, Wednesday, at 5:30 p.m., and La Conner, Friday, 5:30, in back-to-back road games. They host 1A conference rival Blaine, Saturday; tip off is noon in Turnbull Gym.

 

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