Kimberlie Barfield The Lincoln County High boys basketball team takes the floor on Saturday against Mountain View.

Kimberlie Barfield
The Lincoln County High boys basketball team takes the floor on Saturday against Mountain View.

The Lincoln County High School boys are taking their lumps as the young group gets accustomed to varsity basketball.

The Lynx fell at home to Lake Mead last Friday 47-32. Kobe Walker led Lincoln with 14 points. Lake Mead’s Shay Rutledge had 21 points for the Eagles, who are 3-6 overall and 1-3 in the Division III Southern League.

On Saturday, Lincoln lost to Mountain View 68-31 in Panaca. “We didn’t win,” Lynx coach Matt Cameron said. “But you know, we’re making improvements each week and looking towards the future.”

Derek Cox had nine points for the Lynx. Elijah Harr had seven points, Kobe Walker had six and Samuel Anderson pitched in with five.

Mountain View’s Terrence Brooks led all scorers with 20 points. Tevin Gray had 18 points and Christian Bennett 13 for the Saints (3-4, 2-1).

In a non-league contest, the Lynx fell at home to Pahranagat Valley 42-37. Kobe Walker scored 14 points for Lincoln, and Samuel Anderson pitched in with nine. Tabor Maxwell had 13 points for the Panthers, and Shawn Wadsworth scored 11.

The Lynx are 1-6 overall and 0-2 in league play. They face Calvary Chapel (5-2, 1-1) tonight at 6 p.m. in Panaca. The Meadows (6-0, 2-0) comes to town tomorrow for a 3 p.m. game.

The hopes for the team is to just see improvements from game to game as they build with young players. “We still make some mistakes, but I do see the kids are starting to come together as a team and they’re learning slowly,” Cameron said.