Going with four returning starters from last year’s team, Lincoln County is still considered a young team, according to coach Matt Cameron.
The Lynx started the new season at the Serpent Classic in Hawthorne last week and lost their first game 59-42 to Yerington. Other than the Yerington game, scores were not available.
Lincoln then rebounded and beat Pyramid Lake the next game over what Cameron said is a solid Lakers team.
The third game was a close loss to Pershing County. “We had a 12 point lead,” he said, but poor shooting the second half, both from the field and the bonus stripe, doomed the Lynx. “We just didn’t shoot well,” Cameron said.
Lincoln’s fourth game was a big win over Smith Valley, followed by the final game, a three-point loss to Bishop, Calif.
Cameron said McClain O’Connor and Mike Wood, Jr. were not able to be with the team the last two games and that made a lot of difference.
Just coming out of football season, he said the team is “just rusty shooting and some of the young players are trying to learn our offense and understand where to be.”
League play begins this weekend for the boys at Lake Mead and Mountain View. Cameron expects Lake Mead will be tough this year, after going just 5-21 last season. “They were young last year also, but this is their second year together and Mountain View is quite similar to us,” a young team rebuilding.
On Dec. 17, Lincoln travels to Alamo for a non-league game with Pahranagat Valley, and during Christmas break plays in the Vegas Invitational Dec. 29-30.