Lyford’s Layne Klostermann posts back-to-back gems

With the high school boys basketball season winding down, Lyford’s Layne Klostermann continues to shine for the Bulldogs.

This past week, the Dogs went 1-1 in District 32-3A play but got solid performances from Klostermann, who posted back-to-back double-doubles.

For his efforts, Klostermann was named the Valley Morning Star’s Player of the Week.

“It means a lot,” he said of receiving the honor. “It shows that all my hard work is playing off. I wouldn’t be able to win this award without the help of my teammates. Our coaching staff has always told us that when one of us gets recognized the whole team gets recognized.”

In a loss to Santa Rosa last Friday, Klostermann scored 23 points, pulled down10 rebounds and went 10 of 14 from the free-throw line.

On Tuesday, Lyford bounced back with a strong 76-46 win against Monte Alto that brought their district record back to the .500 mark at 2-2.

Against the Blue Devils, Klostermann scored 19 points and had 10 rebounds. Once again he displayed a steady hand from the charity stripe by going 9 of 10.

“I’ve been happy with my performances these past few games,” he said. “My teammates and I have been playing some good basketball, and that is allowing me to get some open shots. My free throws have been falling and that has helped me with my scoring as well.”