L-S boys start fast, finish strong in win over Baxter

Feb. 6—BAXTER — The Lynnville-Sully boys' basketball team had an advantage in almost every statistical category against Baxter on Saturday.

The Class 1A No. 7 Hawks shot better from the floor, made more free throws and 3-pointers and out-rebounded the Bolts during a 55-41 non-conference road victory.

"The guys did a great job of working together to take care of the basketball," L-S head boys' basketball coach Nick Harthoorn said. "I thought our shot selection was solid. It was great to see the boys respond in the third quarter when Baxter made a run. We finished the game with some strong defense and rebounding."

Klayton Van Dyke

Lynnville-Sully started fast and finished strong in the win. The Hawks led 16-7 after one quarter and outscored the Bolts 9-0 in the fourth.

Baxter had 17-15 advantages in both the second and third frames.

Lucas Sieck led the Hawks with 13 points and four rebounds. He was 4-of-6 from 3-point range.

Klayton Van Dyke tallied eight points, two rebounds, three assists, two steals and four blocks and Carson Maston chipped in 11 points and four boards.

Keegan DeWitt finished with four points, 10 rebounds and two assists, Dawson James registered six points, six rebounds and five assists and Mitchell Miller scored seven points. Hendrick Lowry posted six points and two boards.

The Hawks (19-1) shot 42.6 percent from the floor, made 9-of-21 from 3 and connected on 6-of-8 from the free-throw line. They out-rebounded the Bolts 33-27.

Treyton Travis

Baxter was led by Treyton Travis, who finished with 15 points, eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

Eli Dee added 13 points, two rebounds and two assists, Perrin Sulzle grabbed 10 boards and dished out three assists and Cainan Travis tallied six points and three boards.

Stadan Vansice registered three points and two rebounds and Ben Richardson grabbed two boards.

The Bolts (14-4) shot 35 percent from the floor, made 5-of-18 from 3 and sunk only 4-of-11 from the foul line.