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Bassfield takes two from West Lincoln

DAILY LEADER / TERESA ALLRED / West Lincoln's Ronnie Edwards (10) drives past a Bassfield defender in boys basketball action Tuesday night.

DAILY LEADER / TERESA ALLRED / West Lincoln’s Ronnie Edwards (10) drives past a Bassfield defender in boys basketball action Tuesday night.

The West Lincoln Bears and the Lady Bears suffered two disappointing district losses in high school basketball action at Jack Case Gymnasium.

In the girls’ contest, the Lady Bears dropped a tough 69-60 decision to the Bassfield Lady Yellowjackets.

In boys’ action, West Lincoln suffered a heartbreaking 58-55 loss to Bassfield

West Lincoln returns for more division action Friday night as they travel across Lincoln County to battle the Loyd Star Hornets for three games. The junior varsity boys are schedule to tip off at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity girls at 6 and the boys at 7:30 p.m.

Bassfield 69, West Lincoln 60 

The Lady Bears (4-11, 0-1) came out strong and quickly overwhelm the Lady Yellowjackets to gain a 15-8 advantage after one quarter of action.

In the second quarter, Bassfield charge back to outscore the Lady Bears 22-19, but West Lincoln managed to take a 34-30 lead into halftime.

In the second half, both teams fought back and forth in a close contest as West Lincoln managed to put together a 15-14 run in the third quarter to lead 49-44.

In the final quarter of action, the Lady Yellowjackets overwhelm the Lady Bears with a 25-11 run to escape with the win.

“We played very poorly in the fourth quarter,” said West Lincoln coach Lane Young. “We need to finish games stronger and make free throws in crucial situations. We were 3-of-12 in the fourth quarter.”

Demeshia Deer was the offensive leader fort he Lady Bears with 19 points and eight rebounds. Hanna Moak provided a double-double performance of 12 points and 12 rebounds. Alli Mullins contributed 12 points. Layton Sill scored 10 points.

Derria White powered the Lady Yellowjackets with 23 points. Azaria Magee chipped in with 19 points. JaQuala Green added 10 points.

Bassfield 58, West Lincoln 55 

The Bears and Yellowjackets provided an exciting contest for their basketball fans as Bassfield quickly took advantage of West Lincoln in the first quarter to claim a 16-9 lead.

In the second quarter, the Bears roared back with a 18-7 run to take a 25-23 lead into halftime.

In the third quarter, Bassfield reclaimed the lead from West Lincoln with a 18-8 run to take a 41-33 lead into the fourth quarter.

In the final frame of action, West Lincoln rallied back to outscored the Yellowjackets 20-17, but fell short at the end with their comeback.

“We are making the same mistakes game after game,” said Young. “Bad shots selection at key times in the game really hurt us.” We have to get a lot better if we expect to win.”

Keshaun London led the Bears attack with a game-high double-double of 27 points and 11 rebounds. Ronnie Edwards chipped in with 23 points. Lofton Sill was the leader on the boards with seven rebounds and scored three points. Javian Mackabee had six rebounds and scored two points.

Jamal Peters directed the Yellowjackets with 18 points. Racheem Booth contributed 12 points. Xavier Harper provided 10 points.

In JV boys action,  Bassfield defeated West Lincoln 32-22. Seth Bivens led the Bears in scoring with eight points and Ladarrius Jones added five points.

Contravis Adams paced Bassfield with 11 points.