The Lincoln County High School girls basketball team began its season by winning the Lake Mead Holiday Classic last weekend.
Coach Duane Wadsworth said ?the team performed really well.? The team went 3-1, only losing to Moapa Valley, which was their first game of the tournament.
Lincoln was having trouble beating 3A Moapa?s defense and only scored six points in the first quarter. The team never scored more than ten in a quarter, and Moapa pulled away for the 50-25 win. Kristal Jackson was the high scorer for the Lady Lynx with eight points. Kia Phillips, Brynlee Wadsworth and Sadie Soderborg had four points each.
Fellow 2A school Lake Mead was next for Lincoln, and LCHS totally destroyed them by 34 points, 54 to 19. Freshman Sadie Soderborg scored 17 points, and Wadsworth scored 15; Jackson added 9 and Kailey Kelley 8 for Lincoln
Their next game was against 3A school Boulder City. Boulder City wasn’t nearly as tough as Moapa, and Lincoln beat them 45-37. The Lady Lynx outscored them every quarter but the second. Jackson and Kailey Kelley both had 11 points.
Against Laughlin, Kelley really boosted the team with 16 points, followed by Jackson, Brooklyn Hafen and Soderborg, who all had nine a peice. Lincoln?s defence was just as good or better than their offense; they beat them 57-21. In quarters one and three Lincoln only allowed Laughlin to score four points, and the most they allowed in a quarter was seven.
The team defeated Adelson on Tuesday night for its first league and home win of the young season. ?
The Lady Lynx schedule mirrors the boys?, as the teams are on the road for the next six weeks with games at Mountain View (tonight, 4:30 p.m.), Lake Mead (tomorrow, 1:30 p.m.), Calvary (Dec. 16), Meadows (Dec. 17), Pahranagat (Dec. 20), Steve Hodson Classic (Dec. 28-30), Needles (Jan. 6) and Laughlin (Jan. 7).