Moen lights up Bulldogs, Lynx roll by 30 points

Senior buries seven 7-point baskets, scores 25 points

Cameron Moen (10) scores from close range against Hampton-Dumont Friday night. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

HAMPTON — Cameron Moen has never faced a zone defense he didn’t like.

Whether it’s a 2-3 or a 3-2 or even a 1-2-2, the Webster City senior shooting guard seems to feast on them all.

Hampton-Dumont played right into Moen’s strengths Friday night, as the Bulldogs sagged back in a zone and then watched the sharpshooter pick them apart from behind the arc. Moen canned seven 3-pointers and poured in a game-high 25 points before exiting the stage early, as Webster City bulldozed the Bulldogs by 30 points, 75-45, in North Central Conference play.

“He’s definitely a great shooter and he was in it (Friday night),” WCHS head coach Marty McKinney said. “A lot of his looks were good looks off good ball movement. We were making the extra pass or going inside-out, and that’s how you beat a zone.”

Moen drilled four triples and put up 14 points by the half to help the Lynx (7-2, 4-2 NCC) build a 32-21 lead. He knocked down back-to-back 3s midway through the first quarter and then added two more in a 1-minute, 30-second stretch of the second.

Webster City junior center Henry Hoversten (40) gets Hampton-Dumont’s Joe Vondra in the air with a pump fake and waits for him to jump by before going to the bucket for two of his 17 points in the Lynx 75-45 rout of the Bulldogs on Friday in Hampton. The Lynx moved to 4-2 in the NCC. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

Hampton-Dumont (1-10, 0-7 NCC) continued with its zone approach just long enough for Moen to rattle in three more shots from long distance in the initial 4:10 of the third period. Two of them came from the left wing and his seventh from the top of the key gave WCHS a 50-28 cushion.

And that was all she wrote.

McKinney was able to clear his bench in the third and the reserves got the majority of the fourth-quarter minutes. WCHS led by as many as 37 points in the second half.

“It’s great when you get the opportunity to play everybody,” McKinney said. “We have a lot of kids who are working hard who don’t get to see the floor that much.”

Henry Hoversten sprinkled in 17 points and yanked down six rebounds for the Lynx in the win. He routinely got hacked across the arms and made the Bulldogs pay at the charity stripe where he made 11 of 15 attempts.

Webster City sophomore Carter Neuroth (22) puts up a floater on the run during the fourth quarter against Hampton-Dumont on Friday in Hampton. Neuroth made the shot and was fouled on the play, as the Lynx rolled to a 75-45 victory over the Bulldogs in North Central Conference action. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

Tyler Bultena chipped in seven points, five boards and five assists. Noah McKinney and Dylan Steen both added six points.

Jordan Tanner, the Lynx first-team all-NCC floor leader, was relegated to just a few minutes at various points throughout the game. He was still hobbled after he suffered a right knee injury against Manson-Northwest Webster last Tuesday.

“He’s still obviously not close to where we need him to be,” Marty McKinney said of Tanner, who scored five points. “He wanted to go, so I left that decision in his hands, but we need him to be at 100 percent.”

Tyler Olson dropped in a pair of fourth-quarter baskets for four points and Carter Neuroth finished with three.

Cesar Damas led Hampton-Dumont with eight points.

DFJ photo/Troy Banning

WCHS used a trapping defense to give the Bulldogs fits throughout the game. The Lynx came up with 16 steals on the night.

Web City 75, Hamp-Dumont 45

Friday at Hampton

Webster City (7-2, 4-2 NCC) — Noah McKinney 2 0-0 6, Cameron Moen 9, 0-0 25, Nathan Ferrell 0 0-0 0, Jordan Tanner 1 3-6 5, Tyler Olson 2 0-0 4, Carter Neuroth 1 1-3 3, Tyler Bultena 2 3-5 7, Logan Duff 0 0-0 0, Dylan Steen 3 0-0 6, Drake Doering 0 0-0 0, Henry Hoversten 3 11-15 17, Lincoln LaSourd 0 0-0 0, Nick Hackbarth 0 0-0 0, Casey Kolbeck 0 0-0 0, Will Tasler 1 0-0 2. Totals: 14 18-31 75.

Hampton-Dumont (1-10, 0-7 NCC) — Cesar Damas 3 0-0 8, Brandon Ho 1 1-2 4, Matt Waddingham 2 0-1 4, Alex Thompson 2 0-1 5, Dustin Miller 2 0-0 5, Riley Flint 0 0-0 0, Quinn Logan 1 0-0 2, Jovan Velasquez 0 0-0 0, Joe Vondra 3 0-0 6, Wyatt Sutter 2 1-1 6, Jacob VanHorn 0 0-0 0, Carson Miller 2 0-0 5, Elijah Horton 0 0-0 0, Drin Amhedi 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 2-5 45.

DFJ photo/Troy Banning

Webster City 15 17 24 19 — 75

Hamp-Dum 7 14 10 14 — 45

3-point field goals — WC 9 (Moen 7, McKinney 2); H-D 7 (Damas 2, Ho, Thompson, D. Miller, Sutter, C. Miller). Rebounds — 26 (Hoversten 6, Bultena 5). Steals — WC 16. Assists — WC 19 (Bultena 5, Steen 4). Turnovers — WC 8. Team fouls — WC 10, H-D 19. Fouled out — HD: Logan.