When opportunity knocks, open the door.
That's what junior Josh Lynn has been doing and Waubonsie Valley coach Steve Weemer has taken notice. Lynn gave the coach more food for thought with his performance in Wednesday night's close loss at East Aurora.
"He has not played organized basketball until this year," Weemer said of Lynn. "He's taken advantage of his chances after working real hard at it over the summer."
The Warriors can't match the Tomcats' quickness and it showed early in the game when they picked up a lot of fouls, much to the chagrin of some Waubonsie fans. Junior forward Mark Szott, a starter, was saddled with foul trouble all night. It opened up playing time for the muscular, 6-3 Lynn, who delivered.
Lynn did most of his damage in limited minutes in the second and fourth quarters. He finished wtih 11 points and eight rebounds, which were second only to the nine pulled down by 6-7 starting center Tyler Edmondson.
"(Lynn) showed some things," said Weemer. "He can do some things offensively and I like his effort."
Lynn held his own under the basket on several scrums with East's 6-5 towers, Andrew Fischer and both Keenan and Keeanu McGhee.