Lynn provided a jumpstart off the bench for the Bruins as he scored 12 points on 5 of 5 shooting in the first half.
“Really excited for Austin Lynn, he’s had a couple really big games for us this year,” Bontreger said. “One of the things we’ve talked about with him is when he gets in, he’s a scorer. I want him to be basically looking to score the ball.”
He scored six straight Tri-West points between the first and second quarters to take an early 18-11 lead. The junior then added a 3-pointer to stretch the lead to 10 at 25-15, the Bruins’ largest lead of the first half.
In the fourth quarter, he added eight points on four consecutive makes. He missed his final shot of the game.
For the night, Lynn shot 8-for-10 from the field and 3-for-6 from the charity stripe for his 20 points.
“It was a great experience to play like this on my birthday,” Lynn said. Tri-West led 28-21 at halftime but stretched the lead out in the third quarter. South Putnam turned the ball over nine times in the quarter,
as many as the Bruins did in the entire game, and made 2 of 10 field goals.
The free throw line was advantageous for Tri-West in the second half as they made 17 of 23 free throws.
The Bruins next host Sagamore Conference and county rival Danville at 8 p.m. this Friday. Tri-West will be looking for redemption after the teams met in the Hendricks County Tournament and the
Warriors won 58-49.