Bears, Lady Jackets secure wins
Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, January 20, 2016
The West Lincoln Bears and the Enterprise Lady Jackets were victorious Tuesday night in Region 7-2A basketball action at Jack Case Gymnasium.
In the girls’ contest, the Lady Jackets captured their first division victory of the season with a 50-47 overtime win over the Lady Bears.
In boys’ action, the Bears roared past the Jackets to secure a 66-51 win.
West Lincoln will resume action Friday as it hosts the Salem Wildcats for two games. Action begins with the varsity girls at 6 and the boys at 7:30 p.m.
Enterprise will also be in action Friday as the Jackets and Lady Jackets travel to Prentiss to take on the Bulldogs in a Region 7-2A contest. Junior varsity action begins at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity games at 6 and 7:30 p.m.
Lady Jackets 50, Lady Bears 47 (OT)
The Lady Bears came out strong and captured a 16-8 lead in the first, but the Lady Jackets rallied back in the second to cut into West Lincoln’s lead 24-21 at halftime.
Enterprise closed with a 21-18 run in the final two quarters to tie the game at the end of regulation 42-42.
In overtime, the Lady Jackets knocked off the Lady Bears with an 8-5 run to clinch their first division win.
“It feels great to win our first division game of the season,” said Enterprise coach Jill Nations. “This was a hard fought game for both teams.”
Alissa Barlow powered the Lady Jackets (9-11, 1-3) with 17 points and five rebounds. Michelle Herrington contributed 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Courtney Greer netted 10 points. Carlee Nations scored eight points and Monisha Pendleton had two points.
The Lady Bears (11-8, 3-2) had two players to finish with a double-double. Hanna Moak led the pace with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Jana Case contributed 13 points and had 11 rebounds. Demeshia Deer provided eight points and had 10 rebounds. Alli Mullins netted seven points. Skylar Hall scored four points and Layton Sills had two points.
“Enterprise outplayed us tonight,” said West Lincoln coach Lane Young. “We had a chance to win it at the end, but we could not execute the play at the end.”
West Lincoln 66, Enterprise 51
The Bears dominated the Jackets in the first period to claim a 20-8 lead, but the Jackets cut into West Lincoln’s lead 27-19 at halftime.
In the second half, West Lincoln outscored Enterprise 39-32 to capture the win.
“We played sloppy on offense and defense,” said Young. “Enterprise played really well against us tonight.”
Adam Martinez directed the Bears with 17 points and eight rebounds. Keshaun London chipped in with 16 points and seven rebounds. Ronnie Edwards finished with a double-double – 15 points and 10 rebounds. Donterrius Taylor scored eight points and had five rebounds. Dominique Chism had six points. Jayden Rushing finished with four points and had six rebounds.
Dewayne Pendleton powered the Jackets with 24 points and five rebounds. Jontavious Smith netted 12 points and had seven rebounds. Darren Richarson provided nine points. Zach Hodges was the leader on the boards with 11 rebounds and scored two points. Cade Feltus had four points and six rebounds.
“We have got to make shots to win games,” said Enterprise coach John Knight. “We need our other players to step up and score points.”
In junior varsity action, West Lincoln swept Enterprise.
In girls’ action, the Lady Bears defeated the Lady Jackets 26-16. Haley Moak led the Lady Bears with eight points. Brooke Foster paced the Lady Jackets with eight points.
In the boys’ contest, West Lincoln beat Enterprise 46-27. Garrison Coffey directed the Bears with 18 points and Jatavian Lewis had 10 points. Hunter Bland was the top scorer for Enterprise with 14 points.