The Lyndon Tigers and Lady Tigers basketball teams opened up the Country 101.7 Game of the Week season with a sweep over Chase County Friday night, winning the boys' game 59-42 and the girls' game 37-30.
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 used a 15-6 run to open the 4th quarter and assume control of the contest. Lyndon pushed 23-16 halftime advantage to a lead of 14 points in the third period, only to see Chase County respond, cutting the lead down to seven points twice.
Lyndon coach Mike Massey was pleased with his team's resiliancy.
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.
The Lyndon girls used a string of good free-throw shooting late to defeat Chase County 37-30. 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. 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. Lyndon girls coach Toby Baker said they got the challenge they expected from Chase County.
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.