Last week’s games against Mountain View and Agassi Prep resulted in two losses on the Lincoln County High boys basketball teams’ road trip. On Friday, the boys lost to Mountain View Christian Saints from Las Vegas, 54-48 in their league game. The loss puts the boys season record to 4-6.
Top scoring Lynx for the game were Derek Shumway with 15 points, followed by McLain O’Connor with 11, and Mike Wood with 7. The team performed 31 rebounds, however tallied 19 turnovers.
“The biggest thing was that we had a rough first half,” coach Matt Cameron said. The team had scored three points in the first quarter and seven in the second. Mountain View had scored three in the first quarter, and racked up 17 points in the second.
Cameron said, “We missed a lot of shots the first half.”
The team performed better during the second half, but was unable to take the lead.
Cameron said, “It was a good first game against Mountain View for us. They are a good competitor in the league, and it shows what we need to work on for league.”
Next for the Lynx was to face the 8-1 Agassi Prep on Saturday.
Agassi dominated the game, winning 67-49. The Lynx season record became 4-7.
Shumway led the Lynx point score with 15 points. O’Connor followed with 11 points, and Wood with 7.
During the game, the Lynx had 18 rebounds and 26 turnovers. “Agassi is probably the best [team] in our league. [They] had lots of turnovers, too.”
Agassi jumped out to a big lead, leading 24 to 5 with five minutes left in the second quarter. The Lynx pushed hard each quarter, “but we could never get the deficit below eight [points],” Cameron said.
“Defensively, we’re improving. Offensively, we do well when we execute, but when we have a lack of execution, we struggle,” Cameron said.
The Lynx will next play against Meadows Mustangs Jan. 17, a home game at the Rick Phillips gym.
The Lady Lynx were victorious against the Mountain View Saints on Jan. 10. Lynx won, 48-27. Coach Lori Cheeney reported that every player on the team had scored.
Against Agassi Prep the next day, Lynx again brought home the win, whooping Agassi, 46-25.
Jan. 14, the Lady Lynx traveled to White Pine for a close game against the Bobcats. Eventually, Lynx lost in overtime, 43-53. The Lady Lynx overall record is 5-10. They are undefeated in league play, 3-0.
The Lady Lynx will also play against the Meadows Mustangs on Jan. 17.