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Bears win tournament to end season undefeated

Daily Leader / Photo Submitted / The undefeated West Lincoln Bears (11-0) won the boys Lincoln County junior high basketball crown Monday night. The Bears defeated the Bogue Chitto Bobcats 42-33.

Daily Leader / Photo Submitted / The undefeated West Lincoln Bears (11-0) won the boys Lincoln County junior high basketball crown Monday night. The Bears defeated the Bogue Chitto Bobcats 42-33.

The West Lincoln junior high boys basketball team put the icing on a perfect season Monday night by winning the 2015 Lincoln County Junior High Tournament at Bogue Chitto.

The Bears took a 20-15 advantage into halftime before holding on for a 42-33 victory over Bogue Chitto. The win capped off a perfect 11-0 season for West Lincoln.

“I am extremely proud of the boys for their accomplishments this season,” said West Lincoln coach Brooks Smith. “If they stick together and continue to work, they could accomplish even bigger things at the next level.”

Michael Brothern led the way for West Lincoln with 16 points, while Karlton Byrd added 11 points. Zack Upkins and Josh Thomas led the Bobcats with 11 points each.

“Give Bogue Chitto credit. They tested us tonight,” said Smith. “We made plays when we needed them to secure the win. It feels good to bring a trophy home to Jack Case Gymnasium.”

In a girls’ consolation game, West Lincoln defeated Enterprise 39-26. Bailey Wilson led the Lady Bears (7-4) with 12 points. Kristen Walker netted 11 points for Enterprise.

Daily Leader / Teresa Allred / The West Lincoln Junior High Boys basketball team capped off a perfect 11-0 season by winning the 2015 Lincoln County Tournament last week. Team members include: (Front Row, from left) Paul Herring, Caleb Myers, Trevon Jones, Noah Addison, Spencer Maxwell, Barrett Boyd, Anthony Hughes, Jacob Lofton, Jeff Carroll; (Back row) Coach Brooks Smith, Cooper Moak, Justin Pratt, Michael Brothern, Tate Smith, Terrill Lenoir, Keshon Byrd, Travis Hall, Cory Harris, Karlton Byrd, and Manager, Tyler Castillo.

Daily Leader / Teresa Allred / The West Lincoln Junior High Boys basketball team capped off a perfect 11-0 season by winning the 2015 Lincoln County Tournament last week. Team members include: (Front Row, from left) Paul Herring, Caleb Myers, Trevon Jones, Noah Addison, Spencer Maxwell, Barrett Boyd, Anthony Hughes, Jacob Lofton, Jeff Carroll; (Back row) Coach Brooks Smith, Cooper Moak, Justin Pratt, Michael Brothern, Tate Smith, Terrill Lenoir, Keshon Byrd, Travis Hall, Cory Harris, Karlton Byrd, and Manager, Tyler Castillo.