By Marinda Lamb
Lincoln County celebrated a triumphant victory over Mountain View, defeating the team 62-21 on Feb. 8.
Coach Sean Fitzsimons said, “We wanted to come out and play defense. I think we proved that in the first quarter. We had a good week of practice and we felt that we could get them. It was just a Friday game.”
The boys proved that solid defense was its main goal in the first quarter. Mathew Hafen and Kobe Kelley hit a few shots behind the arc to add to the lead and team ended up ahead 21-3. Lincoln continued playing with that state of mind and kept Mountain View to under 10 points each quarter.
Dylan Robinson splashed a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter to close out the game and Lincoln won, 61-21.
“My assistant coach Kevin Hannig said it best when he said that good teams do that to bad teams,” FitzSimons said. “We were supposed to win like that. It was about time. We got everyone involved and played everybody. We did a bunch of different combinations on the court. I was pleased with the game and the overall effort.”
Kobe Kelley was the highest scorer with 16 points. Noah Smith scored 13. Mathew Hafen and Cody Zile scored 12 and 11, respectively.
On Saturday, Feb. 16, the boys will play their final league game at home against Lake Mead Christian Academy at 4:30 p.m.
The Lynx are currently 17-7 overall and 11-2 in the 2A Southern League, and currently have the top spot in the league. Lake Mead is in third at 10-3 (14-6 overall). The Meadows (12-9, 11-3) currently holds the third seed.
“Lake Mead has always been a battle for us so we’re looking forward to the challenge,” FitzSimons said. “We respect the aspect that they are a fundamentally sound team. They’re always going to be right there as [one of the the] top two to three teams in the league. It’ll be a fun way to close out the season.”