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West Lincoln sweeps Bogue Chitto

West Lincoln swept Bogue Chitto Thursday night with the Lady Bears beating the Lady Bobcats 55-40 and the Bears topping the Bobcats 80-47.

The Bears opened the game scoring back-to-back three pointers, and took a 18-10 lead going into the second period.  It was a dominant performance through four quarters for West Lincoln.

Photo by Teresa Allred/West Lincoln’s Karlton Byrd tries to get past a Bogue Chitto Bobcat Thursday night.

Photo by Teresa Allred/West Lincoln’s Karlton Byrd tries to get past a Bogue Chitto Bobcat Thursday night.

The two teams traded fouls and free throws in the second quarter. In an attempt to slow down the Bears, the Bobcats committed back-to-back fouls, bringing Adam Martinez to the line — he made all his free throws. The Bobcats managed to drive down the court for a score, but the Bears scored last in the period as Martinez hit a three-pointer. West Lincoln led 40-23 at the half.

The Bears opened up the third period with Martinez finding the rim. They continued to build their lead, scoring on three straight drives. The Bobcats responded with points of their own but followed by fouling Martinez, who was able to net one. The Bears ended the third period with a 60-33 lead.

The Bears opened the fourth scoring on a layup. BC committed a foul, which saw Garrison Coffy on the line, who managed to make one shot. Trying to slow down the Bears’ fast break, the Bobcats fouled, putting Chase Owen on the line for a score.

Shooting from behind the arc, Bobcat Josh Thomas hit a three-pointer. The Bears followed with back-to-back scores. The Bears took the game 80-47.

“We shot the ball really well. We broke transactions and rebounded really well,” West Lincoln coach Lane Young said.

Josh Thomas led the Bobcats with 11 points. Henry Thomas netted 10 points. Malik Richardson had seven points. Derius Porter shot five points.

Adam Martinez paced the Bears with 23 points. Donterrius Taylor and Karltin Byrd netted 16 points each. Le’darrius Jones hit 10 points. Jacob Lofton scored five points.

Lady Bears 55, Lady Bobcats 40

Photo by Teresa Allred/A West Lincoln Lady Bears’ player tries to stop Bobcat Karly Leake as they head across the hardwood Thursday.

Photo by Teresa Allred/A West Lincoln Lady Bears’ player tries to stop Bobcat Karly Leake as they head across the hardwood Thursday.

After feeling each other out to start the game, the Lady ‘Cats scored the first points of the game. The Lady Bears got on the board after winning the rebound and netting a basket. Bogue Chitto led 18-14 after one quarter.

The Bears took the lead back to start the second period as Skylar Hall and Megan Gerald netted back to back three-pointers. Following the lead change, Bogue Chitto’s Terrah Nelson drew a foul and was able to tie the game by sinking both of her free throws. The ‘Cats followed with a three-pointer to take the lead. West Lincoln’s Elizabeth Stogner then drew a foul and made one of her free throws, bringing the Lady Bears within one point. The Lady Bears held a 28-25 lead going into halftime.

Hall nailed a three-pointer to start the third period and Nelson cut into the Lady Bears’ lead by netting a basket. West Lincoln led 38-31 heading into the final period. They held that lead through the fourth and won 55-40.

“I thought we shot the ball well and played hard in the second half. It was a tough game for both teams,” West Lincoln coach Lane Young said.

Nelson led the Lady Cats with 17 points. Tenesha May had 10 points. Charysma Collins and Kaely Leake each had four points. Baileigh Jackson netted three points. Cyna Collins ended the night with two points.