CAPTION – Kristina Lloyd
Lincoln senior Brooklyn Hafen rises over a Lake Mead defender for the shot.

By Marinda Lamb

The Lady Lynx played Mountain View Christian on Jan. 19.

Mountain View started off the game with a deep two pointer. Brynlee Wadsworth drove down the middle to match it. She also made her foul shot. Lincoln picked up momentum quickly after that. Wadsworth assisted to Kylee Cameron down low for a layup.

The second half of the quarter was when the Lady Lynx really started scoring. Wadsworth drained a three pointer. Kailey Kelley added another two points from a layup. Hailey Hooge came off the bench to keep defense working and put in two layups right in a row. Kelley made a steal that resulted in two points from Brooklyn Hafen.

The score at the end of the first was 22-3.

The second quarter started out with a different set of players. Macie Howard sent the ball down to Hooge, who started off the quarter with a layup. Mathews scores again off an offensive rebound. Lincoln’s defense and press caused turnover after turnover for the Saints. Hafen saw an opportunity and took it for a fast-break layup. Freshman Lexi Long came in to knock the ball away on offense and shot a jumper for two points. The Saints only scored two more points, so the score at the half was s 41-5, Lincoln.

Wadsworth once again started off the quarter with a deep two. Cameron went up for two and got fouled, missing her foul shot, but the Lady Lynx got the ball back quickly.

Keely Jackson ran the offense, giving Howard the opportunity to make a 3-point play, and then another one the next time down the court. Defense worked to keep the Saints at six points. The score at the end of the third was 53-6.

Starters were back in in the fourth to work on some plays and score a few more before the game ended with the Lady Lynx winning 62-9.

Saturday, Lincoln faced Lake Mead Christian Academy.

The Lady Lynx scored right away in the first. Cameron made a layup with an assist from Wadsworth. However, Lake Mead matched it next time on their end of the court. The Lady Lynx had no problem getting steals. Kelley was on fire, but they couldn’t seem to make their shots. Howard came in too hard and took the ball right out of a girl’s hands, giving Lincoln an opportunity to score. Lake Mead was up 9-8 at the end of the first.

The second started out the same, Lincoln was able to keep Lake Mead from scoring, but didn’t score themselves until Kelley broke the chain with a 3-point play. Kelley’s shot seemed to give Lincoln the push they needed to stay ahead, but Lake Mead trailed close behind.

The Lady Lynx were up 15-11 at the half.

Wadsworth shot another deep two to start off the momentum in the second half, which was where the Lady Lynx really took off. Sadie Soderborg knocked the ball away on defense and Mathews picked it up, attempting to enlarge Lincoln’s lead.

Once the Lady Lynx began to rebound better, the game went better. Kelley got a putback layup to add to the lead. Soderborg got a fast break layup right after. They kept Lake Mead from scoring at all. The score at the end of the third was 29-11, Lincoln.

The fourth quarter, the Lady Lynx added ten to their score while keeping Lake Mead at 13 points. This game, Kailey Kelley had 13 points, Brooklyn Hafen had eight, and Brynlee Wadsworth had 12.