West Lincoln sweeps St. Al
Published 6:00 am Wednesday, January 10, 2001
The Christmas holiday break didn’t seem to have any effect onWest Lincoln. Playing for the first time since Dec. 22 againstNorth Pike, head coach Jason Case witnessed three wins by hisgreen-clad Bears.
In a low-scoring varsity affair, the West Lincoln Lady Bearsheld off the Vicksburg St. Aloysius Lady Flashes 31-24. In thevarsity boys game, West Lincoln opened with a 37-2 run andeventually snuffed out the Flashes of St. Aloysius 67-32.
West Lincoln defeated St. Aloysius 19-13 in the preliminary JVgirls game.
West Lincoln hosts Dexter in Division 7-1A action Friday. The JVboys game tips off at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity girls game at6. The varsity boys game is set to begin at 7:30.
West Lincoln 31, St. Al 24
Good shot selection and patience on offense were keys for theLady Bears, as they improved their record to 6-10.
“We are not an up-tempo team,” said Case.
St. Al (7-9) kept this game close throughout the night, trailing10-7 after one period; and 21-11 going into the halftime lockerroom.
“We will pass the ball around and look for a good shot,” addedCase.
Dana King and Hanna Roberts held game-high honors for WestLincoln with 9 points apiece. King provided 5 rebounds and 6assists. Hannah Roberts pulled down 6 rebounds.
Kristen Patrick led St. Al with 8 points.
West Lincoln 67, St. Al 32
West Lincoln (12-4) came out of the dressing room on fire. TheBears were firing on all cylinders, as evidenced by their 17-2 leadat the end of the first quarter. All 5 starters for Case got intothe scoring column.
St. Al’s (4-12) only basket in the quarter was scored by JamesHorn. Turnovers and poor shooting would be the Flashes’ downfall onthe night, as the green-clad Bears converted numerous miscues intoeasy layups.
The Bears continued their assault on the scoreboard, increasingtheir lead to 33, 43-10 at the intermission.
With West Lincoln entertaining a 59-16 advantage entering thefinal quarter, Case emptied his bench.
“The kids got a good rest over the holidays,” said Case. “Theywere rested mentally and physically.”
West Lincoln forward Kalis Fells led all scorers with 14 points.Jamie Sisco added 11 points, 3 steals and 8 assists. Carlos Johnsonhad 10 points and 11 rebounds. Luke Lofton had 5 steals. AdamRushing pulled down 7 rebounds.
St. Al, coached by Paul Hayden, was led by Kyle Richards with 6points.
In the JV girls game, Kala Shaw led West Lincoln with 13 points.Nicole Ellis and Caitlin Moak scored 4 points apiece for St.Al.