Lincoln County played two more league games at home last weekend, Feb. 1-2.
Lincoln fell to Needles, 50-35, then turned around to beat Laughlin, 59-28.
Against Needles, the Mustangs had a solid first quarter, starting the game off with a seven-point lead. Lincoln pushed back in the second quarter. Heating up, Sadie Soderborg splashed a three-pointer, cutting Needles’ lead to two points, but Needles scored to stretch its cushion heading to halftime.
The second half began with Needles ahead, 27-22. Lincoln tried to fight for the lead, but dominated the third quarter, cruising to a 15-point win.
“We did good,” Coach Duane Wadsworth said. “They had a spurt and they got ahead of us a bit. We just couldn’t capitalize and come back. They’re a good team; we’ve just got to beat them.”
Sadie Soderborg scored 11 points and Kendra Mathews had seven.
Lincoln bounced back the next day, Feb. 2, with a commanding win against Laughlin.
This time, Lincoln was the one with the high-scoring first quarter. Carrying a 17-point lead into the second quarter, Lincoln kept Laughlin under 10 points per quarter for the first three and ultimately won, 58-29.
Wadsworth said, “We came out really good against Laughlin. We played hard from the start and had momentum going our way. The girls did good, passed good, shot good and our turnovers weren’t as many. Overall, it was good. We are finally starting to play together as a team.”
Soderborg dropped 20 points. Lexi Long had 14 points, Mathews had eight, Gwen Lamb had five, Macie Howard had four, and Hooge had two.
With that weekend split, Lincoln is third place in the 2A Southern League (10-12, 8-4), behind Needles (26-5, 13-0) and Calvary Chapel (18-5, 11-1).
The Lynx will play winless Mountain View Christian Academy (0-19, 0-12) at home on Feb. 8 at 1:30 p.m. The final game of the regular season will be on Feb. 16 against fourth-place Lake Mead (9-8, 7-5).