For the last two years, the Lincoln County High School girls basketball has had different head coaches. In 2013-14 it was Lori Cheney, last season it was Ken Thornock and now Duane Wadsworth had accepted the challenge.
Under Ken Thornock, who is coaching the boys this year, the team performed really well. They went 23-4 and only lost one league game. However, Agassi Prep knocked out the Lady Lynx in the regional semifinals. The Stars pulled away with 22-8 fourth quarter run and won the game 59-42.
Lincoln lost three key seniors from last year’s team: Hannah Hafen, Savannah Harr and Easton Tingey. Harr is a two-time All-Southern League Player of the Year, and Hafen and Tingey were both named to the league’s First Team last season. However, the team has five returning players: Cameron Lloyd, Kia Phillips, Emily Rowe, Drew Cardinal and Kristal Jackson, who was a Second Team selection last season. Phillips and Cardinal are back after not playing last year.
The goals for the team are similar – return to playoffs and take state this year.
The season began yesterday with a game against Moapa Valley at the Lake Mead Holiday Classic. The tournament continues today and tomorrow.
The team hosts league opponent Adelson Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The Lady Lynx schedule mirrors the boys’, as the teams are then on the road for the next six weeks, with games at Mountain View (Dec. 9), Lake Mead (Dec. 10), Calvary (Dec. 16), Meadows (Dec. 17), Pahranagat (Dec. 20), Steve Hodson Classic (Dec. 28-30), Needles (Jan. 6) and Laughlin (Jan. 7).