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2A boys basketball Hockinson boys come up short vs Lynden

first_imgYAKIMA — Lynden’s tall firs left Hockinson stumped.One of the tallest teams in the Class 2A state tournament showed why it’s a favorite to win it all. Lynden’s height overshadowed Hockinson’s shooters in a 50-43 win Thursday in the quarterfinals at the Sundome.Hockinson (19-6) will play a consolation-round game at 2 p.m. Friday against top-ranked Clarkston (21-4), which was upset in its quarterfinal game by unranked Lake Washington.With four starters 6-foot-3 or taller, Lynden sought to exploit its height advantage over a Hockinson lineup that had four players 6-foot-1 or shorter.That height discrepancy showed itself mostly in Lynden’s defense. Every Hockinson drive to the rim was aggressively contested. Lynden’s perimeter defenders stayed in the face of Hockinson’s outside shooters, preventing any open looks.Hockinson finished the game 15-for-54 from the field (27.8 percent).“Their half-court defense was phenomenal,” Hockinson coach Trevor Person said. “We had to scrap for everything we got. We didn’t finish well around the rim, but give them credit. They were big, physical and challenged our shots.”last_img read more