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Sixth-ranked Hawks cage Tigers in SICL play

Lynnville-Sully senior Tanner Foster scores in transition during an earlier home game this season. The 1A sixth-ranked Hawks dominated in a home South Iowa Cedar League conference game on Tuesday against visiting Iowa Valley. Lynnville-Sully beat the Tigers, 80-45, to go 10-1 on the season.
Lynnville-Sully senior Tanner Foster scores in transition during an earlier home game this season. The 1A sixth-ranked Hawks dominated in a home South Iowa Cedar League conference game on Tuesday against visiting Iowa Valley. Lynnville-Sully beat the Tigers, 80-45, to go 10-1 on the season.

SULLY — Posting their eighth win in a row, the Class 1A sixth-ranked Lynnville-Sully Hawk boys dominated the visiting Iowa Valley Tigers on Tuesday. The Hawks remained undefeated in South Iowa Cedar League play with an 80-45 victory.

“I thought our defensive effort was good tonight. That is where it all starts for us,” Lynnville-Sully head coach Nick Harthoorn said. “We did a nice job of sharing the basketball again tonight and it showed by getting five guys to double figures.”

Lynnville-Sully powered to a 25-7 lead by the end of the first quarter. The Hawks outscored the Tigers 27-14 in the second period to stand on a 52-21 halftime advantage.

Senior Jesse Van Wyk and junior Rylan James led the Hawks with 16 points apiece. Van Wyk pushed his career totals to 886 points and 486 rebounds as he cleared six in Tuesday’s game. James pulled down nine rebounds.

Seniors Tanner Foster and Brevin Hansen each fired in 11 points while junior Tyson Vander Linden added 10 points. Vander Linden dished out five of the team’s 14 assists.

The Hawks shot 59 percent, 33-of-56, from the field. Their defense held Iowa Valley to a cool 33 percent, 18-of-54. Lynnville-Sully tossed in 12-of-16 free throw attempts while the Tigers were 3-of-6 at the line.

Lynnville-Sully held a 40-25 edge in rebounding. Senior Corey McCoy had five rebounds. McCoy, Vander Linden and Van Wyk each had two steals.

Iowa Valley got 14 points from senior Josh Konicek.

Lynnville-Sully has not lost to a 1A team this season. The Hawks haven’t lost since Dec. 2 when they dropped a 58-36 decision to 2A East Marshall.

The Hawks has a test on Friday at home when the 1A second-ranked Grand View Christian Thunder comes to Sully. Lynnville-Sully tips off against the 1A defending champion Thunder (11-0) at 7:30 p.m.

Grand View Christian beat Prairie City Monroe on Monday and Roland-Story on Tuesday, both 2A teams.

Iowa Valley 7-14-10-14 — 45

Lynnville-Sully 25-27-13-15 — 80

Lynnville-Sully (FG/3-pt): Hansen 3/1-2-1-11, Van Wyk 7-2-1-16, Ehresman 2-2-0-6, Vander Linden 3/1-1-1-10, T. Foster 5-1-1-11, C. Foster 2-0-1-4, James 7-2-2-16, McCoy 2-2-2-6, Lukehart 0-0-2-0. TOTALS: 31/2-12-11-80.

Iowa Valley (FG/3-pt): J. Jordan 0/1-0-3-3, Ritter 0-0-1-0, Pierce 1-0-0-2, Leonard 0/2-2-1-8, B. Jordan 4-1-0-9, Mumby 1/1-0-3-5, Becker 2-0-2-4, Konicek 4/2-0-3-14. TOTALS: 12/6-3-13-45.

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