Gretchen Soderborg
Senior Noah Smith goes up for the layup against Needles.

Lincoln County dominated their games down south last weekend on Dec. 20-21.

They played Needles on Thursday, Dec. 20, winning 73-60.

The Mustangs started off with the first five points. Matt Hafen put the Lynx in the game with a 3-pointer. The boys tied it up at 7-7.

Cody Zile made a few layups and assists to Kobe Kelley for a 3-pointer. Noah Smith also put in a few shots, and Lincoln started to take the lead, 15-11.

Talon Phillips came in the second quarter to snag a few crucial rebounds on defense. Mason Thornock hit a 3-pointer. Hafen and Zile worked together to put in a few fast-break layups. Even so, Needles still stayed close behind with their own shots.

Lincoln was up 33-27 at the end of the first half.

The Lynx came back from the halftime and took off. Hafen and Alex Vincent put in a few more 3-pointers. Vincent and Thornock hit Smith and Zile down low to gain a few points there as well.

The fourth quarter was full of foul shots and good defense. Lincoln didn’t miss very many and closed out Needles for the 13-point win.

Lincoln County took another win the next day, Dec. 21, at Laughlin High School, 57-28.

Each of the Lynx took turns scoring in the first quarter. Laughlin couldn’t catch a break, and Lincoln took an early lead, 17-5.

The second quarter echoed the first, with Lincoln finishing the first half ahead, 27-11.

Lincoln went off with 21 points in the third quarter, and Laughlin only scored 12. Even with some of the team in foul trouble, the Lynx cruised.

Lincoln plays Calvary Chapel at home on Jan. 8 at 7 p.m.