Tanner pours in 21, Lynx boys spank H-D to improve to 13-5

WCHS forward Tyler Bultena (24) looks for a passing outlet as he gets trapped against Hampton-Dumont on Friday in Webster City. DFJ photo/Tracy Runneberg

WEBSTER CITY — Poised for a late-season run, the Webster City boys’ basketball team won its fifth consecutive game in front of its home crowd Friday night.

A 7-0 run to start the game and a 23-4 second-quarter eruption put the Lynx on cruise control in the second half, as they blasted North Central Conference rival Hampton-Dumont, 62-25.

It was the fewest points WCHS (13-5, 9-3 NCC) has allowed this season and head coach Marty McKinney was able to substitute liberally throughout. McKinney was particularly pleased with his team’s defensive effort.

“It’s nice to have a night like this where you can relax a little,” he said. “At the defensive end, we’re starting to figure things out. We’re getting back to where we’ve been in the last few years and guarding a lot better, which I think is going to be the key for us going forward.”

Jordan Tanner put together a 17-point first half and the Lynx point guard finished with a game-high 21 on Senior Night. Tanner also registered three rebounds and three assists, and was a benefactor of the 14 steals WCHS collected.

DFJ photo/Tracy Runneberg

“Jordan either got a steal or ended up with the ball after we got a steal, so he really got a lot in transition,” McKinney said. “He attacked the basket well and worked well in the post.”

Henry Hoversten dropped in 10 of his 11 points over the initial 16 minutes and the junior center also yanked down nine rebounds. Dylan Steen chipped in 10 points off the bench and Noah McKinney rained in a pair of 3-pointers and finished with eight points.

A total of nine Lynx players got in the scoring column.

Hampton-Dumont (1-18, 0-13 NCC) received seven points from Drew Uhlenhopp. The Bulldogs were limited to just 10 field goals and 15 points over the final three quarters.

WCHS will be off until Friday’s road test at Iowa Falls-Alden.

Webster City 62, Ham-Dumont 25

Friday at Webster City

Hampton-Dumont (1-18, 0-13 NCC) — Matt Waddingham 2 0-0 4, Dustin Miller 0 0-0 0, Riley Flint 0 0-0 0, Quinn Logan 1 0-0 2, Drew Uhlenhopp 2 3-4 7, Wyatt Sutter 2 2-2 6, Jacob VanHorn 0 0-0 0, Mason Johnson 2 0-2 4, Carson Miller 0 0-0 0, Elijah Horton 1 0-0 2, Drin Amhedi 0 0-2 0. Totals: 10 5-10 25.

Webster City (13-5, 9-3 NCC) — Noah McKinney 2 2-2 8, Cameron Moen 1 1-2 4, Nathan Ferrell 2 0-0 4, Jordan Tanner 8 5-9 21, Tyler Olson 0 1-2 1, Carter Neuroth 0 0-0 0, Tyler Bultena 0 0-0 0, Logan Duff 0 0-0 0, Dylan Steen 3 4-6 10, Drake Doering 1 0-0 2, Henry Hoversten 4 3-6 11, Lincoln LaSourd 0 0-0 0, Casey Kolbeck 0 0-0 0, Will Tasler 0 1-6 1. Totals: 21 17-33 62.

Hamp-Dum 10 4 8 3 — 25

Webster City 14 23 13 12 — 62

3-point field goals — WC 3 (McKinney 2, Moen). Rebounds — WC 25 (Hoversten 9, McKinney 3, Tanner 3). Steals — WC 14 (Bultena 4, Moen 3). Assists — WC 14 (Moen 4, Tanner 3, Bultena 3). Team fouls — H-D 24, WC 13. Fouled out — H-D: C. Miller.

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