Seventh graders win while eighth graders lose
In a short amount of time, the Lincoln basketball teams will go from regular season games to league tournaments. Before that day arrives, the Lincoln seventh grade girls basketball team got in another tuneup last Thursday when they defeated the Edison Panthers 30-15 in Taft.
After Edison scored the first basket of the game, the Lady Lions took off with a 7-0 run starting with Jasmine Miles’ free throw. Edison finally scored their next basket with 3:57 to go in the half but the Lady Panthers were held to two points the rest of the half.
Meanwhile, the Lady Lions scored nine points with four of the points coming from Kennedy Quick. Aubrey Cleveland and Kaylee Neher had the other two field goals while Reece Hamilton had a free throw. The difference gave Lincoln a 16-6 advantage at the end of the half.
Edison chipped away at the lead in the early stages of the second half by completing a three-point play and a putback. However, the Lady Panthers were held to four points the rest of the way.
While Edison’s offense trailed off, the Lady Lions erupted for 14 points.
Eighth grade girls lose
The Lincoln eighth grade girls basketball team had a different outcome Thursday with a 32-17 loss to Edison at home.
Angela Faagau helped the Lady Lions get off to a roaring start by completing a three-point play and putback. Edison turned the tables with an 11-2 run to lead 11-7.
Lincoln ended the drought with a jumper at about the 6:21 mark but the Lady Lions were held to one point the rest of the half. Edison answered with 11 points to lead 22-10 at the half.
Edison continued their run into the second half with an 8-2 run. The only time Lincoln broke through was on Faagau’s putback. Cyerra Davis helped turn the tide for Lincoln by scoring three out of the Lady Lions final five points while Faagau had two free throws.
In the same stretch of time, the Panthers were held to two points.