Gretchen Soderborg
The Lincoln County High School varsity girls basketball team took on Needles on Dec. 20.

Lincoln County lost their first league game against Needles High School in Needles, 53-29, on Dec. 20.

However, the Lady Lynx defeated Laughlin the following day, 39-31.

The Lady Lynx started strong, but towards the end of the first quarter, Needles began to gather a lead.

Gwen Lamb started off the second quarter with some solid defense. With that, and a few points from Soderborg, Lincoln seemed to be moving to take control of the game. However, they missed multiple shots at the end of the half, and Needles managed to hold onto the lead, 28-17.

Needles kicked off the third quarter with a 3-pointer. Lincoln started scoring more, but it wasn’t enough to catch up.

Sadie Soderborg finished with 12 points. Macie Howard had seven, and Gwen Lamb scored four.

Lincoln’s Dec. 21 game against Laughlin had a better outcome, though the beginning was slow.

Laughlin took the lead in the first quarter, 8-3. Lincoln’s shots just would not fall.

In the second quarter, the Lynx picked it up and stole the lead, 17-12.

The third quarter was equally intense between the teams. Lincoln tried to break away from Laughlin, but they continued to score and stay close on Lincoln’s tail. Both teams scored 16 points during the quarter.

Ultimately, Lincoln held Laughlin to three points in the fourth quarter and won by eight.

The Lady Lynx will return home to play Calvary Chapel on Tuesday, Jan. 8, after the break, at 5:30 p.m.