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West Lincoln sweeps Salem

SALEM – West Lincoln captured two wins Thursday night as the Bears and Lady Bears defeated the Salem Wildcats in basketball action.

In the girls’ contest, the Lady Bears thumped the Lady Wildcats 61-22.

In boys’ action, the Bears rallied back in the second half to defeat the Wildcats 62-49.

West Lincoln will be in action today as it visits Wesson to battle the Cobras in two varsity games. The girls will tip off at 6 p.m., followed by the boys game at 7:30 p.m.

Lady Bears 61, Lady Wildcats 22

The Lady Bears (5-3) dominated the Lady Wildcats in the first half to carry a 43-13 lead into halftime.

In the second half, West Lincoln continued to roll, outscoring Salem 18-9 in the final two quarters to collect the win.

“We shot the ball extremely well to start the game and our defense pressure helped us get some easy baskets,” said West Lincoln coach Lane Young. “It was nice to give everyone some playing time.”

Skylar Hall pumped in a game-high 22 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead the Lady Bears. Hanna Moak chipped in 13 points and had five rebounds. Jana Case netted nine points and had five rebounds. Elizabeth Stogner and Demesha Deer scored four points apiece. Layton Sills had three points. Katelyn Dickerson, Brenn Bateman and Makayla Shleton finished with two points apiece.

Zoie Bridges was the top scorer for the Lady Wildcats with 12 points.

West Lincoln 62, Salem 49 

After trailing Salem 21-15 at halftime, the Bears (4-4) put together a 47-28 run in the final two quarters to earn the win.

“We struggled in the second quarter to score, but had a super second half,” said Young. “That was possibly our best half of basketball this year. I was very proud of the way we played in the second half.”

West Lincoln had three players to score in double figures as senior guard Ronnie Edwards led the charge with 21 points and six rebounds. Keshaun London pumped in 17 points and had five rebounds. Donterrius Taylor netted 16 points. Dominique Chism helped on the boards with six rebounds and scored three points. Adam Martinez also scored three points. Le’Darrius Jones had two points.

Leonardrick Riley paced the Wildcats’ offense with 14 points. Julius Faulk contributed nine points.