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Lynx bury 12 3-pointers, end regular season with win over Bulldogs, 66-60

Olson, Eklund and Stuhr all score in double figures

HAMPTON — A balanced offense that featured three scorers in double figures and six players with at least seven points propelled the Webster City boys’ basketball team to a second consecutive victory in its regular season finale here Friday night.

The Lynx ripped the nets for 12 3-pointers and they shot 55 percent from the field to knock off North Central Conference rival Hampton-Dumont/CAL, 66-60.

WCHS (8-11, 5-9 NCC) was shaky against the Bulldogs’ full-court defense early on and committed eight first-quarter turnovers. The total ballooned to 13 by the half, but that high-risk, high-reward scheme by HDC also led to plenty of open offensive looks for the Lynx.

“Offensively, when we didn’t turn it over we got good looks,” WCHS head coach Marty McKinney said. “We did a good job of finding those openings when we broke the press and we shot the ball well from 3, which was good to see.”

Tavis Eklund, Tyler Olson and Trey Lyons accounted for 10 of the team’s 12 triples. Olson buried three and scored a game-high 15 points to go along with four rebounds. Eklund rained in four shots from long range and notched 13 points and five assists. Lyons drained all three of his 3-point attempts and scored nine points.

Jamin Stuhr continued his late-season surge on the inside for the Lynx, as the junior forward contributed 11 points — he was a perfect 4 of 4 from the field — and eight rebounds. Devon Stoakes stepped off the bench to score nine points, and Ty McKinney added seven points and five assists. Stuhr also distributed four assists.

WCHS piled up 17 assists on 22 made baskets, and it led by as many as 12 points in the fourth quarter before HDC (4-18, 1-13 NCC) made a late run.

Jordan Severs and Mario De La Cruz both poured in 13 points for the Bulldogs, and Colin Hill kicked in 10 more.

“Defensively, it was not our greatest effort,” McKinney said. “But give Hampton credit because they did a good job of going inside on us. They’ve got some young kids that are going to be tough next year.”

Webster City 66, H-D/CAL 60

Friday at Hampton

Webster City (8-11, 5-9 NCC) — Tyler Olson 4 4-5 15, Ty McKinney 3 0-1 7, Trey Lyons 3 0-0 9, Tavis Eklund 4 1-2 13, Jamin Stuhr 4 3-5 11, Jayce Neuroth 0 0-0 0, Devon Stoakes 3 2-4 9, Beau Klaver 1 0-0 2. Totals: 22 10-17 66.

Hampton-Dumont/CAL (4-18, 1-13 NCC) — Cal Heeren 1 0-0 2, Benji Sauke 0 0-0 0, Jordan Severs 6 1-3 13, Marco Guerrero 2 0-0 4, Mario De La Cruz 4 4-6 13, Jace Spurgeon 1 0-0 2, Riley Heeren 0 0-0 0, Logan Pfeffer 1 0-0 2, Scott Harr 4 0-0 8, Payton McNealy 3 0-0 6, Colin Hill 5 0-0 10. Totals: 27 5-9 60.

Web City 14 17 21 14 — 66

H-D/CAL 13 14 15 18 — 60

3-point field goals — WC 12 (Eklund 4, Olson 3, Lyons 3, McKinney, Stoakes); HDC 1 (De La Cruz). Rebounds — WC 28 (Stuhr 8, Olson 4). Assists — WC 17 (McKinney 5, Eklund 5, Stuhr 4). Turnovers — WC 18. Team fouls — WC 9, HDC 20.

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