West Lincoln falls to Prentiss 67-56

Published 9:35 pm Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The first quarter spelled doom for the West Lincoln Bears as Prentiss outscored them 28-12 in the first quarter and led the rest of the way with a 67-56 victory. The loss extends the West Lincoln losing streak to four games and drops them to 6-10 overall. The win moves Prentiss to 3-11 overall so far.

“They shot the lights out in the first half,” West Lincoln head coach Lane Young said about Prentiss. “We just have to working hardtop get better.”

Prentiss continued their hot start and took a 42-26 lead going into halftime. Trailing 52-39 heading into the fourth quarter, West Lincoln would cut the lead the Prentiss lead to only seven points and outscored the Bulldogs 17-15 in the quarter, but it wasn’t enough.

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Sophomore guard Adam Martinez led the Bears in scoring with 15 points in the game and junior center Chase Owen followed up with 13 points.

Four players would score in double figures for Prentiss with senior point guard John Smith leading the way with 15 points for the game.

Sophomore forward Tykevious Daniels helped the scoring load as well with 13 points and both junior guards Ronald Parker and Dre’Shun Barnes scored 12 points each.

West Lincoln is now 0-3 in district play so far this season and will need a bounce-back performance Friday night at Amite County.

Lady Bears 78, Lady Bulldogs 51

The West Lincoln Lady Bears used a dominant first half to blow by the Prentiss Lady Bulldogs by a score of 78-51 Tuesday night. The win moves the Lady Bears to 5-11 overall and the loss drops Prentiss to 2-10 overall.

“The girls shot the ball very well,” Young said. “They did a good job of just playing hard for the whole game.”

The Lady Bears exploded in the first quarter, scoring 25 points in the first and followed up with 15 points in the second quarter to take a 40-25 lead going into halftime.

The dominance on offense would continue in the second half as the Lady Bears outscored Prentiss 38-26 in the second half to cruise to their first district win of the season.

Sophomore guard Megan Gerald had her best game of the season, leading the Lady Bears with 28 points for the game. Sophomore guard Skylar Hall helped the scoring load with 13 points and senior forward Demesha Deer followed up with 10 points.

Sophomore forward Jakera Madison led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 18 points followed by junior guard Natavia Otis with 12 points.

Next up for West Lincoln is a road trip to Amite County Friday night. The girl’s tip off at 6 p.m. and the boys follow up at 7:30 p.m.