West Lincoln claims two wins over Prentiss

Published 10:15 pm Saturday, January 30, 2016

Daily Leader / Teresa Allred / West Lincoln's Keshaun London (11) glides in to score a layup over Prentiss Friday night at Jack Case Gymnasium.

Daily Leader / Teresa Allred / West Lincoln’s Keshaun London (11) glides in to score a layup over Prentiss Friday night at Jack Case Gymnasium.

West Lincoln picked up two district wins over Prentiss Friday night at Jack Case gymnasium.

In the girls’ contest, the Lady Bears (13-9, 4-3) secured a 80-42 over the Lady Bulldogs.

In boys’ action, the Bears (14-8, 4-3) claimed a 51-42 win over Prentiss.

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West Lincoln continues district play Tuesday on the road as the Lady Bears and Bears invade Liberty to battle Amite County beginning at 6 with the varsity girls, followed by the varsity boys at 7:30 p.m.

Lady Bears 80, Lady Bulldogs 42

The Lady Bears came out strong and quickly secured a 24-9 lead after one quarter of action. Prentiss was unable to slow down the Lady Bears as West Lincoln extended its lead to 46-19 at halftime.

The Lady Bears continued their offensive dominance in the second half, stretching their lead to 67-25 after three quarters. In the fourth, the Lady Bears junior varsity squad played the rest of the game to close out a 80-42 victory.

“We shot the ball really well and it was good to get everyone in the game,” said West Lincoln coach Lane Young.

Hannah Moak powered the Lady Bears with 17 points and six rebounds. Jana Case added 16 points and seven rebounds. Allie Mullins collected nine points. Layton Sills, Skylar Hall, and Carly Holden each collected eight points. Morgan Newman netted five points. Demesha Deer had three points. Katelyn Dickerson, Elizabeth Stogner and Megan Gerald scored two points each.

The Lady Bulldogs were led by Jordon Brinson with 16 points followed by McKayla Young’s eight points.

West Lincoln 51, Prentiss 42

West Lincoln came out looking to avenge an earlier loss to the Prentiss Bulldogs. Both teams fought in a tight defensive battle to close out the first quarter tied 8-8. In the second quarter, West Lincoln put together a 13-5 run to take a 21-13 lead into halftime.

The Bears outscored the Bulldogs 30-28 in the final two quarters to secure the district win.

“The guys did a great job being patient on offense and we did an excellent job rebounding tonight,” said Young.

KeShawn London led the Bears in scoring with 21 points and four rebounds. Ronnie Edwards added 17 points and eight rebounds. Donterrius Taylor contributed five points and five rebounds. Adam Martinez netted four points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Prentiss was led by Kendrick Graves with 11 points followed by Kevin Hall’s eight points and 10 rebounds. Xavier Spruell had eight points and seven rebounds.