LYNDEN — In a clash between the No. 2 ranked 1A Lynden Christian and No. 3 ranked 2A Lynden - only one team could come out with city-rivalry pride.
And it was the Lions who thrived in a raucous environment and muscled out a thrilling 63-60 victory Friday night.
Dawson Adams broke the tie with his 3-pointer in the final seconds.
It capped a wild night in a gymnasium vibrating with anticipation, with both student sections yelling back at each another.
"I don't think there is an atmosphere like this, year in and year out," Lynden boys coach Brian Roper said.
Junior guard Coston Parcher led Lynden with 17 points, while Adams poured in 16, including his game-winning shot. The Lions only held the lead for a total of 12 seconds the entire game.
Here are three takeaways from the Lynden-Lynden Christian game:
DAWSON ADAMS: 3-POINT ACE
This game was a dogfight, and each team shot below 50% from the field and under 35% from the 3-point line.
But Adams did not let the spotty shooting get in the way of his moment.