Lions Sweep Home Basketball Doubleheader From Orabs

central lyon logoRock Rapids Iowa — Central Lyon swept a conference doubleheader from Sheldon in Rock Rapids Tuesday night. The girls final was 65-45 with the boys winning 56-48.

In the girls game Central Lyon led at all the breaks 26-10 at the end of the first quarter and 40-32 at halftime. At the end of three it was 54-36 with the Lions going on to win 65-45.

Three Lions hit double figures led by a game high 15 points from Mattie Knoblock. Makayla Witt pumped in 14 with Maddie Elbert hitting for 10. Sheldon had two players in double figures with Kayla Van Meeteren hitting for 13 points and Sydney Iedema hitting for a dozen.

With the win Central Lion runs their winning streak to five as their record improves to 5-4. They are 4-4 in the conference. Sheldon falls to 2-8 on the year and 1-7 in the conference.


In the boys game Central Lyon led 16-7 at the end of the first quarter and 27-18 at the half. At the end of the third they were in front 40-25. The Orabs outside game went off in the fourth quarter as they hit for 6 three-point buckets with Ian Jongewaard leading the comeback with three of them. Late in the fourth quarter the Orabs had pulled to within five points and were forced to foul. Central Lyon would hit 9-of-11 free throws in the fourth quarter to hold on for the win and run the final margin to 8 points, 56-48.

Cade Knobloch led all scorers with 22 points. He was joined in double figures by Riley Van Wyhe with 13. Sheldon had three players in double figures led by Jayden Kleinhesselink with 15. Ian Jongewaard hit for 14 and Sam Wagner pumped in 11 off the bench.

With the Win Central Lyon is 5-3 on the year and 4-3 in the conference. Sheldon stands at 4-5 on the year and 4-3 in the Sioudxland.

After the holiday break Sheldon resumes play Tuesday January 5th at Boyden Hull. Central Lyon opens the second half of the season at home Tuesday the 5th against Rock Valley.

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