Lynnwood boys misfire in 4Q

  • Tue Jan 10th, 2012 7:17pm

By David Pan Weekly Herald sports editor

Lynnwood was within striking distance of Everett through the first three quarters of last week’s Western Conference 3A boys basketball game.

But in a nightmarish fourth quarter, the shots simply would not fall for the Royals, who were outscored 14-0 and ended up losing 53-31 in the Jan. 6 game at Everett High School.

“We did not perform well,” Lynnwood coach Darrell McNeal said. “We looked absolutely lost in the fourth quarter. We’re a better team than what we’re playing now. We need to figure it out fast.”

The Royals (1-7 in the league, 1-11 overall) have had solid efforts in previous games against Kamiak and Shorecrest, McNeal said.

“I want to see the guys competing from tip-off to the end of the game, 32 minutes of basketball,” McNeal said. “I want to see them giving it their best and playing as a team.”

Going into this week, the Royals had eight league games remaining – plenty of time to start making a run.

“We’re going to focus a lot on defense and focus on just playing together,” McNeal said.

Lynnwood is scheduled to face second-place Shorewood at 7:15 p.m. Jan. 13 at Shorewood High School.

“We have what it takes to be successful,” McNeal said.