By Marinda Lamb
Lake Mead pulled away in the fourth quarter over the Lincoln County High School boys basketball team in Panaca last Friday. The Eagles outscored the Lynx 17-4 in that period to earn a 47-29 league victory.
Lincoln was ahead at the end of the first, 9-8, thanks to scoring from senior Elijah Harr and juniors Kobe Walker, Alex Vincent, and Noah Smith.
In the second period, Lake Mead took the lead and extended it due to turnovers from the Lynx. However, senior Benson Wadsworth came off the bench to put in a layup, plus a foul.
Wadsworth got the next rebound and senior Thomas Gloeckner was able to shoot a short jump shot for two points. Later Gloeckner got an offensive rebound and put the ball back in to keep up with Lake Mead’s scoring. Vincent set up Walker for a layup. However, Lake Mead managed a few 3-pointers to take 26-20 halftime lead
Almost halfway through the third quarter, neither team had scored yet. Vincent shot a big 3-pointer to put the Lynx down by three points. Senior Landen Smith helped with some solid rebounds, which allowed his brother, Noah Smith, to make the next layup. But that was all the offense Lincoln could muster that quarter. The Eagles only scored four points themselves, so it was still a tight ballgame heading into the final frame.
The floodgates opened for the Eagles in the fourth. Lake Mead started off the quarter with a 3-pointer and the shots kept coming.
Halfway through the quarter, the Lynx were down twelve points. More threes followed to allow Lake Mead to put the game away.
Lincoln heads into this weekend’s games 3-12 overall and 3-3 in league play. The team travels tonight to Democracy Prep for a 7 p.m. game. The Lynx play Virgin Valley in Mesquite for a non-league game at 3:30 p.m.