Bears roar past Enterprise; Lady Jackets sting Lady Bears
Senior center Sam Bivens pumped in a game-high double-double of 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead six players in double figures as the West Lincoln Bears spoiled Enterprise’s Senior Night sweep Tuesday with a 104-57 victory in Region 7-2A basketball action.
In the girls’ game, the Enterprise Lady Jackets defeated the Lady Bears 38-35 in a thrilling contest.
Enterprise returns to action Friday to finish their regular season on the road to Mize for a non-divisional tripleheader. The junior varsity boys will start the contest at 5 p.m. The varsity girls are set to begin at 6 p.m., followed by the boys.
West Lincoln has wrapped the regular season up and will have a week off to prepare for the district tournament, which begins Tuesday at Bassfield.
Enterprise 38, W. Lincoln 35
The Lady Jackets and the Lady Bears provided an exciting defensive battle for their basketball fans as both team fought neck-to-neck from start to finish.
In the opening quarter, West Lincoln captured the first lead of the contest with a 8-5 advantage, before the Lady Jackets rallied back to take a 19-17 lead into halftime.
In the second half, the defensive battle continued but Enterprise (11-16, 2-8) managed to outscore the Lady Bears 19-18 to preserve the win.
Senior forward Kristen Jergins was the offensive leader for the Lady Jackets with 11 points. Courtney Greer contributed 9 points. Megan Rippy led on the boards with 6 rebounds.
“This was a hard fought game for both teams,” said Enterprise coach Jill Nations. “This was a good win for us to redeem ourselves by the way we played at West Lincoln.”
Senior forward Destiny Allen was the top scorer for the Lady Bears (5-20, 3-7) with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Heather Moak paced West Lincoln on the back boards with 7 rebounds.
“We did not make the plays we need to capture the win at the end,” said West Lincoln coach Lane Young. “Enterprise fought hard and made the plays they needed to get the win.”
W. Lincoln 104, Enterprise 57
The Bears (23-4, 10-0) high-octane offense was too powerful for the Jackets to handle in the opening quarter as West Lincoln stormed to a 32-9 lead and never looked back as the Bears finished undefeated in Region 7-2A boys action, claiming the No. 1 seed in tournament action.
Ronnie Edwards was the second leading scorer for the Bears with 17 points. Keshaun London chipped in with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Javian Mackabee was the leader on the boards with 14 points and scored 12 points. Duane Marshall netted 11 points and Sid Griffin added 13 points.
“I thought we came out strong and played hard throughout the whole game,” said Young. “It was great to give everyone some playing time to help us prepare for the district tournament.”
Dwayne Pendleton poured in a game-high 16 points to lead the Jackets (8-19, 0-10). John Gray contributed 12 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Zach Hodges scored 11 points. Forrest Scott was the leader on the boards with 8 rebounds.
In junior varsity boys’ action, Enterprise knocked off West Lincoln 43-38.
Jontavious Smith led Enterprise with 11 points. Patrick Scott netted 10 points.
Jason Watts powered the Bears with 14 points and Seth Bivens had 10 points.