In basketball it’s always smart to feed the hot hand.
On Tuesday, Reichen Lund had the hot hand for the Linden varsity boys basketball team.
Lund scored a game-high 36 points, leading the Linden Eagles to a 55-38 road victory against the Owosso Trojans.
Lund actually outscored Owosso in every quarter of the contest. He had five in the first quarter to Owosso’s three. Joe Miller also hit a trey and River Meckstroth hit a bucket in the opening quarter, giving the Eagles a 10-3 first-quarter lead.
Lund truly started to heat up in the second quarter. He nailed three treys and had 12 second-quarter points. Owosso mustered just 11 second-quarter points as the Eagles led 24-14 at the half.
Linden steadily increased the lead in the third quarter with Lund leading the way. He scored 12 of Linden’s 14 third-quarter points while Owosso managed just nine. Linden led 38-23 entering the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, Lund chipped in seven more points while Brandon Green netted four points.
The Eagles’ defense had another fine game. In fact, no Owosso player ever scored more than one field goal in any quarter. Actually with the exception of Lund, the same was true for Linden as well for the first three quarters. Green’s two buckets in the fourth broke that trend.
Lund hit 13 field goals with five being treys. He also hit 5-of-7 free throws. Tyler Willard, Green and Jase Becher had four points each for Linden.
No one had more than eight for Owosso. Chi Bates had that many while Ted Worthington had seven.
Linden (3-0 in the Metro League Stripes Division and 6-3 overall) hosted Fenton for a contest on Friday. Results can be found at www.tctimes.com.