The Lincoln County High girls played its first game of the season in the Lake Mead Holiday Classic on Thursday, Nov. 29, against Bishop Gorman’s freshman team, the Gaels.
With this being their first time playing together in a real game setting, the girls started out a little rocky but soon got it together and led the first quarter, 14-11. Lincoln held Gorman to two points in the second quarter. By halftime, they had built the lead they needed, 21-13.
The Lynx outscored the Gaels in both the third and fourth quarters. It was a fight to the end of the fourth, but Lincoln came out ahead to get the win, 52-32.
Senior Kendra Mathews had 15 points and junior Macie Howard had 14.
The next day, Nov. 30, Lincoln returned to play Boulder City High School in the second game of the tournament. Both teams came out strong defensively, keeping the scores low in the first quarter.
Boulder was leading 8-6 going into the second quarter. Lincoln then outscored Boulder and cut the lead from two points to just one at the half. The game was still tight in the third; however, Boulder dominated the fourth with 24 points. Boulder City won 54-40.
The final game of the tournament for Lincoln was on Saturday, Dec. 1, against Calvary Chapel. Calvary got a six-point lead right from the start and the Lynx weren’t able to cut it till the end of the third quarter.
Down only three points, Lincoln made a few more mistakes than Calvary did. Calvary took advantage of those slips and won, 57-44.
Lincoln kicked off their actual season with a home game against Adelson and the Lynx dominated the court and were able to get all their girls lots of playing time. It was a good game to practice plays and run things they’ve been working on. They beat Adelson, 65-8.
The girls head to the Virgin Valley Tournament in Mesquite, NV on Dec. 6. Their first game is at 7:30 pm.