The Lincoln County High girls basketball team moved to the top of the hill in the standings of the Division III girls Southern league last weekend.
Wins in their two home games put the Lady Lynx in a three-way 4-0 tie with Needles and White Pine.
Kaitlin Cheeney scored 10 points to lead the Lynx 60-20 over the Calvary Chapel Lions Friday night.
Savannah Harr added nine points, and Kristal Jackson had 11 rebounds for Lincoln County.
Jenna Mace led Calvary Chapel (3-4, 0-3) with 10 points.
The game was never in doubt with Lincoln holding a 19-4 lead after one quarter and 30-9 at halftime.
On Saturday, a little bit closer in a 46-36 win over The Meadows. Kayla Mathews led a balanced offense with 10 points. Six other players scored with Hannah Hafen scoring nine.
Bailey Gosse had 17 points and four steals, and Delaney Gosse added eight points, eight assists and six rebounds for TheMeadows (3-4, 1-3).
Lincoln had a 20-16 halftime lead and the teams kept it tight close throughout the second half until Lincoln managed a four-point edge that Meadows just could not close.
Mathews, a senior, said “The Meadows had a really good defense and we were getting really flustered up top, so our posts, (herself and 5-11 sophomore Kristal Jackson) really had to step up and get the balls back. Kristal has been a great addition to the team with her rebounding skills and ability on the put backs. She can stick that ball in the basket. A good security for our wings to know they can put up the shot and she can get the rebound of the shots they might miss.”
The Lincoln girls (6-2, 4-0) had beaten Pahranagat Valley on Dec. 17 in non-league action, but the score was not available.
Lincoln next plays in the Steve Hodson Cancer Classic at Cedar City, Utah Dec. 29-31 with their first three games against Grantsville (3-6), Millard of Fillmore, Utah, and Canyon View (0-3) from Cedar City.
Coach Lori Cheeney says she likes playing in this holiday tournament because they face good competition and it helps strengthen her own team, even the losses. Lincoln was 1-2 over there last year.
The Lynx next league games are at home against Needles and Laughlin Jan. 9-10.
The Pahranagat Valley girls (3-5) are off until they host White Pine (5-0) Dec. 30, then Mountain View (4-7) and Wells (10-4), Jan. 2-3.