High school notebook: Patient Lynch leading Freeport boys basketball
TribLIVE Sports Videos
Freeport senior guard Brendan Lynch scored a game-high 33 points in a 72-67 win at Valley last week.
A trip to the emergency room with a lacerated lip, which, after two hours of waiting, did not require stitches.
“I got tripped and landed on my lip and split it open — nothing major,” Lynch said. “I guess in order to need stitches in the lip, it has to be real bad.”
Lynch kept his patience, a trait with which the three-sport athlete appears to have been blessed.
Lynch is off to a strong start in basketball, averaging 22 points per game. That includes the performance against Valley and a 31-point effort against Apollo-Ridge.
Lynch was more of a facilitator in past seasons but has been asked to increase his scoring. That said, he hasn't lost his leadership role.
Coaches often say they want their floor leader to be their quarterback. Not a problem for Lynch, who started three seasons under center for the Yellowjackets' football team.
Just as patient in the pocket, Lynch was a dual-threat quarterback who waited for plays to develop.
He helped guide Freeport to a share of the Allegheny Conference title this season, rushing for 1,186 yards, passing for 628 yards and accounting for 21 touchdowns.
In all, Freeport posted 21 wins with Lynch at quarterback.
Sharing is caring
Cheswick Christian Academy's boys basketball team might be the most balanced in the A-K Valley this season.
The Chargers (5-3) do not have a player averaging in double figures, and the team has had six different high-scorers in eight games.
Through seven games, Tyler Knupp and Antione Malloy were the top scorers at 9 points per game.
The Hampton holiday girls basketball tournament could have an all-local final. With opening-round wins on Thursday, Burrell and Kiski Area could meet in the championship game.
The Kiski Area wrestling team will make its 10th consecutive appearance in the Manheim Central holiday tournament Dec. 27-28. The Cavaliers (8-0) and North Allegheny are the only WPIAL participants in the 14-team event. Kiski Area's Matt McCutcheon (195) and Shane Kuhn (285) are defending champions.
Bill Beckner Jr. is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at email@example.com or 724-224-2696.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Highmark won’t pay medical claims for 150 children, UPMC says
- Penguins get physical, trade Goc for Blues’ Lapierre
- Final L.A.-to-Homewood drug ring suspect rounded up in Montana
- Officials knock out ‘Fight Nights’ in man’s Mercer Co. garage
- Man apprehended after North Belle Vernon pharmacy robbery
- Game Commission OKs deer culling in Mt. Lebanon
- Blawnox couple jailed in woman’s alleged abuse of boyfriend’s child
- Indiana County man injured in rollover crash along Route 22
- Federal grand jury indicts man for violating poultry law while operating illegal slaughterhouse in his Jefferson Hills home
- No cross-checking here: Penguins misspell ‘Sidney’
- Man killed in SUV rollover on Parkway East