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West Lincoln sweeps Franklin Co.

MEADVILLE – West Lincoln captured a pair of victories over the Franklin County Bulldogs Monday night.

In the girls’ contest, the Lady Bears climbed back into the win column with a 43-34 victory over the Lady Bulldogs.

In boys’ action, the Bears knocked off the Bulldogs 52-43.

West Lincoln will be off for the next couple weeks before returning to action Jan. 5 at Bassfield for a big district test.

Franklin County will resume action Friday as it hosts Bogue Chitto for three games. Junior varsity action begins at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity games.

Lady Bears 43, Lady Bulldogs 34 

The Lady Bears (8-6) carried a 24-19 lead into halftime. In the second half, West Lincoln outscored Franklin County 19-15 in the final two quarters to secure the win.

“It was a good win heading into Christmas, but we have a lot of work ahead to get where we need to be,” said West Lincoln coach Lane Young.

Jana Case powered the Lady Bears’ offensive attack with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Demesha Deer contributed 13 points and had six rebounds. Hanna Moak chipped in with 10 points and had seven steals and four assists.

Sierra Bethley was the top scorer for the Lady Bulldogs with 12 points.

W. Lincoln 52, Franklin Co. 43 

The Bears (9-5) hammered the Bulldogs early to claim a 30-21 lead at halftime.

In the second half, both teams scored 22 total points apiece as West Lincoln held on the defeat Franklin County.

“We didn’t play great, but made some good plays in the fourth quarter to help us secure the win,” said Young. “This was our fifth game in seven days and we went 5-0. It’s a great win heading into our Christmas break.”

Senior Keshaun London pumped in a game-high 30 points and had six rebounds to lead the Bears. Ronnie Edwards provided a double-double performance of 11 points and 10 rebounds. Adam Martinez netted eight points. Dominique Chism scored three points.

Kel Covington directed the Bulldogs’ scoring with 13 points. Cameron Young chipped in 13 points.

In junior varsity girls’ action,  West Lincoln beat Franklin County 30-25. Brenn Bateman paced the Lady Bears with seven points. Keyahna Byrd contributed six points.