Kristina Lloyd
Sophomore Gwen Lamb brings the ball up against Virgin Valley.

Lincoln County High girls basketball played some tough 3A teams on their Jan. 18-19 games.

The Lynx fell to Virgin Valley, 36-32, and lost to Moapa, 53-22.

To start off the weekend, they played the Virgin Valley Bulldogs at home.

Macie Howard drove for the first points of the game. Immediately after, Virgin Valley matched and began to build on their score before Lincoln could catch up. By the end of the first quarter, Virgin Valley was ahead, 13-5.

Gwen Lamb made a layup at the beginning of the second quarter and Kendra Mathews went up and drew the foul. Besides that, there weren’t a whole lot of points for the Lady Lynx.

Lincoln came back from halftime reenergized. They stepped it up on defense and cut the Bulldogs’ lead down to 10 points. On the way up in the fourth quarter, Lincoln ran out of time and were unable to steal the win away. They lost, 32-36.

Mathews had 16 points, including 10 from the foul line, and eight rebounds. Sadie Soderborg had 18 rebounds and contributed six points.

The girls played Moapa Valley in their home gym on Jan. 19.

Moapa came out and capitalized on Lincoln in the first quarter. The score got away from the girls quickly and soon they were forced to come back from a 17-point deficit. Lincoln struggled to break Moapa’s groove and lost the game, 53-22.

Macie Howard was the Lynx high scorer with eight points. Mathews had five. Soderborg had nine rebounds and Hailey Hooge pulled down six.

Mathews said, “Virgin Valley was a good game. We did good and came a lot closer than we did last time. That shows that we have improved a lot. And for Moapa … they’re a really good team with a lot of things going for them.”

Lincoln County is 8-10 overall and sitting third at 6-2 in the 2A Southern League.

The girls will travel to Las Vegas on Friday, Jan. 25, to play Calvary Chapel (14-5, 7-1) at 5:30 p.m. They play at The Meadows School (3-9, 3-7) on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 1:30 p.m.