On Jan. 17 the Lincoln County High boys basketball team lost to the Division III Southern League leading Meadows Mustangs 70-37. The game opened with a fast pace and a lot of ball movement. The Lynx stayed with the Meadows during the period and took a 7-6 lead from a buzzer-beater at the end of the first period shot by Cameron Frehner.
In the second period the Mustangs frustrated the Lynx by double teaming the ball on the perimeter and going to a full court press late in the period At the half, The Meadows school had extended its lead to 32-14.
The second half opened with the Mustangs continuing to attack the ball on the perimeter and not allow Lincoln shooters inside the paint. By the end of the third the Mustangs held a solid 56-24 lead.
The final period saw Max Hisatake, Brian Fridman and Ethan Fridman of the Meadows foul out of the game and a technical foul called on Mustang Assistant Coach Chris Hall. The fouls would be of no consequence to the Meadows scoring as they finished the game with a 70-37 win over the Lynx.
The next day, Lincoln played host to Lake Mead Christian Academy. The Lynx sought to shake off the previous day’s loss with a win.
The game opened with both team showing good speed and quick ball handling. By the end of the first quarter, the Lynx had moved into a 13-8 lead.
In the second period the Lynx allowed the Eagles to close within three points but took a 24-21 lead into the locker room at the half.
Lincoln came out in the second half on fire and managed a 20-6 run in the third quarter. The pace was picked up in the final period by both teams. Each team scored 16 points in the final period but the Lynx held on for the 60-43 win over the Eagles. Both teams had three shooters in double figure scoring. McClain O’Connor had 18, Derek Shumway 15, and Mike Wood 10 for the Lynx.
Dylan Graham had 15 while Brendan LeBaron and Garieon Glenn each added 10 to the Eagles effort.