The Lincoln County High School girls basketball team was back in league play last weekend, Jan. 25-26, in Las Vegas.
The Lady Lynx fell to Calvary Chapel, 47-32. They turned around and slaughtered Meadows 41-4.
Against Calvary, Lincoln had multiple turnovers in the first quarter, giving the Lions many more opportunities to score. This gave Calvary a killer lead. Kendra Mathews and Sadie Soderborg brought the Lynx back in the second with some immediate scoring.
After the half, Calvary built on the lead some more. Lincoln tried to bring it back in the fourth quarter and outscored Calvary. Nevertheless, the Lions took the 15-point win.
Soderborg had 16 points and Mathews had 11.
Soderborg said, “I thought our team did good. We could’ve worked a little harder on offense, but our defense was a lot better than any of the other times we played Calvary.”
On Saturday, Jan. 26, Lincoln conquered Meadows.
Lincoln played solid defense while scoring point after point on offense. They prevented Meadows from scoring the entire first and second quarters.
By halftime, the score was 27-0. Every girl on the team got some good playing time and contributed to the win. Lincoln ended up winning by 37.
Mathews dropped 10 points. Gwen Lamb had eight. Lexi Long scored six.
Soderborg said, “I’m excited to play Needles this weekend. I think we are ready to play them as long we keep our heads in the game. And if we play good defense, I’m sure we’ll do just fine.”
The girls are 9-11 overall and 7-3 league, putting them in third place in the 2A Southern League.
Lincoln County will play first-place Needles High School (24-5, 11-0) at home on Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. They play Laughlin High School (11-12, 5-6) on Saturday, Feb. 2, at home at 2 p.m.