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Lady Bears beat Bassfield; boys fall

Daily Leader / Teresa Allred West Lincoln's Ronnie Edwards (10) makes a acrobatic layup against Bassfield Tuesday night at Jack Case Gymnasium.

Daily Leader / Teresa Allred / West Lincoln’s Ronnie Edwards (10) makes an acrobatic layup against Bassfield Tuesday night at Jack Case Gymnasium.

West Lincoln captured a split against the Bassfield Yellowjackets Tuesday night in Region 7-2A action at Jack Case Gymnasium.

In the girls’ contest, the Lady Bears knocked off the Lady Yellowjackets 48-36.

In boys’ action, West Lincoln lost to Bassfield 43-31.

West Lincoln will take the rest of the week off to prepare for the division tournament. The Bears and Lady Bears will host the Region 7-2A tournament next week. Games and times have not been released.

Lady Bears 48, Lady Yellowjackets 36

The Lady Bears (14-11, 5-5) and Lady Yellowjackets started the game slow as the first quarter netted only five points between the two teams. In the second quarter, the Lady Bears turned up the heat and outscored Bassfield 16-3 to take a commanding 19-5 lead into halftime.

Bassfield outscored the Lady Bears 31-29 in the final two quarters, but could not overcome West Lincoln’s large lead.

Jana Case led the Lady Bears in scoring with 14 points, followed by Hanna Moak’s 13. Layton Sills and Alli Mullins each netted eight points. Case and Moak collected seven rebounds. Sills had four rebounds, three steals and four assists. Demesha Deer had five rebounds.

Denna White was the top scorer for Bassfield with 16 points.

Bassfield 43, West Lincoln 31 

West Lincoln (16-9, 6-4) and Bassfield battled in a tight defensive game in the first quarter as they scored just seven points each. In the second quarter, the Yellowjackets’ offense exploded on an 18-10 run to close out the first half with a 25-17 lead.

Bassfield managed to win the scoring battle 18-14 in the final two quarters to prevail.

Ronnie Edwards directed the Bears with 20 points, followed by Keshaun London’s eight points. Donterrius Taylor led on the boards with nine rebounds. Edwards grabbed six rebounds and three steals. London pulled down five rebounds and had two steals.

Rasheed Boothe led Bassfield in scoring with 15 points. Mason Sims added 13 points.

West Lincoln celebrated Senior Night prior to the games.