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Lyndon sweeps Area Game of Week games from Chase County

A hot start put the Lyndon boys ahead of Chase County, although the Tigers weren't able to feel comfortable with the final result until late in the contest.

Lyndon defeated the Bulldogs 59-42 on Friday, using a 15-6 spurt over the first 4:20 of the period to expand upon a 41-32 lead after three periods and assume control of the contest.

Lyndon pushed a 23-16 halftime advantage to leads of 14, 13 and 11 points in the third period, only to see Chase County respond each time, cutting the lead down to seven points twice. 

The Tigers hit three of their first five shots along with two free throws to take an 8-0 lead. Neither team shot well since, with Lyndon at 37 percent through the first three quarters before hitting six of their first eight shots in the fourth quarter to end at 41 percent. Chase County ended at 33 percent shooting from the floor.  Tiger's coach Mike Massey was pleased with the way his team competed.

Dylan Dow led Lyndon with 12 points, while Joe Walsh added 11 points. Troy Higgs had a game-high 13 points for Chase County. Kolton Schenker and Ryan Spinden each added 10.

Lyndon improved to 2-1 on the season, while Chase County fell to 1-2.

Lyndon girls 37, Chase County 30

The Lyndon girls used a string of good free-throw shooting late to defeat Flint Hills League rival Chase County 37-30 in Lyndon on Friday.

Brenna Herdman hit four straight free throws with under 40 seconds left to seal the result. Lyndon hit five of its last six free throws of the game after missing six of its previous eight free-throw tries.

Lyndon took an early 7-2 lead but couldn't shake the Bulldogs in the first half, leading 16-15 at the first half intermission. Chase County took brief one- and two-point leads in the third quarter, but a 3-pointer from Masie Harsch put Lyndon up 26-22 after three periods.

The game was tight throughout. The Lady Tigers never led by more than five until Herdman's last two free throws with under 6 seconds remaining. Chase County's biggest lead was two points.  Lady Tigers' coach Toby Baker was very happy with the scrappiness his team showed.

Mataia Gales had a team-high 13 points for Lyndon, with Lexi McGonigle adding 10. Chase County's Cassidy Kelsheimer led all scorers with 17 points.

Lyndon improved to 2-1. Chase County is now 1-2.

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