Prep 4A girls' basketball: Timpview twins drive team

Girls' basketball • Colorado implants helped T-birds keep close in state title game.
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You know what they say about twins being in sync with each other.

When Lyndie Haddock was called with her third foul midway through the third quarter, meaning a trip to the Timpview bench, sister Lacy Haddock reacted just as quickly to the call.

Maybe they just knew. With Lyndie and teammate Lauryn Dela Cruz sitting, Springville went on a 12-2 run in the Class 4A girls' basketball championship on Saturday and the Thunderbirds never threatened again.

Though the Haddock twins are new to Timpview, it could be said that the girls are already in harmony with their new situation in Provo. The tears flowed just as readily for the transplants from Longmont, Colo., when the T-birds lost the game at Salt Lake Community College.

"I support my team and I'm really proud of all of them. I trust each and every one of them and am grateful for them," said Lyndie Haddock after the game. "Even though I miss my old team, that was hard, I'm really glad I got a chance to play with them [at Timpview]."

"You know what? Our girls accepted them and they became part of the team real fast," Thunderbirds coach Casey Cooke-Sunquist said. "It was like they had been playing with us all season long."

Lyndie Haddock finished with 14 points while Lacy scored four. The twins combined to yank down nine rebounds and it was the play of Lyndie in particular that helped Timpview chop a 13-point deficit down to two just before intermission.

Early in the contest, Lyndie tried to stop Springville guard Savannah Park and came away with a battle scar — a small gash just below her left eye.

"Savannah was doing a layup and either her teeth or her face got on my eye," she said. "I got a bandage and put it on. I didn't want to miss any of the game."

Timpview, which won its three state playoff games by an average of two points, had four seniors on the team that fell to the Red Devils.

Lyndie Haddock, for one, was determined that the saga for Timpview wasn't over yet. Just like someone that had been there as long as anybody else.

"Yes, we're definitely coming back," Haddock said. "[The seniors] all play big roles, but that's not going to stop us next year from going all the way. Next year, we're going to finish it."