Enterprise rallies for 48-37 win over West Lincoln
The Enterprise Yellow Jackets showed improvement as the game went on, defeating West Lincoln 48-37 Tuesday night and picking up their first district win of the season. The West Lincoln Lady Bears have now won three in a row as they beat the Enterprise Lady Jackets 39-30.
Enterprise 48, West Lincoln 37
The Bears came out of the gate on an 8-0 run before the Jackets made it into the scoring column. West Lincoln took a 12-8 lead at the end of the first quarter before Enterprise began cutting into the West Lincoln lead to start off the second quarter and found themselves in a tie game. Enterprise was able to take the lead thanks to their defensive pressure in the final minutes of the second period, taking a 20-15 scoring advantage into halftime.
After a slow start in the third period, West Lincoln started hacking away at Enterprise’s lead. The Yellow Jackets used their momentum in the quarter and took a 34-24 lead into the fourth quarter. The Bears rallied in the final quarter to cut into the deficit, but it was too much to overcome as the Enterprise defense led them to victory over West Lincoln by a score of 48-37.
“Thought the boys played real hard, especially on defense. West Lincoln is a good shooting team. Thought we did a good job to hold them to 37 points,” Enterprise head coach Shane Adams said. “We played better offense tonight, which struggled the last few games. Proud to get the win. Now we get ready for Prentiss.”
Senior guard Dwayne Pendleton led Enterprise in scoring with 22 points. Senior guard Zach Hodges and junior forward Cade Feltus each scored nine points on the night.
West Lincoln was led by freshman guard Karlton Byrd with 12 points. Junior guard Adam Martinez scored eight points for the game and junior forward Donterrius Taylor chipped in seven points as well.
West Lincoln Lady Bears 39, Enterprise Lady Jackets 30
Thanks to a great start on offense and defense, the West Lincoln Lady Bears built up a 12-point lead heading into the second quarter 17-5. The defense for West Lincoln forced several turnovers and turned them into transition baskets for the Lady Bears. Trailing 14 points with just over two minutes remaining in the half, the Lady Jackets went on a run and cut into the West Lincoln lead. The result of the run was a 27-15 edge for West Lincoln at halftime.
The offense for West Lincoln continued to build on their margin over the Lady Jackets, ahead 31-21 going into the final quarter. Despite trailing, the Lady Jackets refused to give up as they were able to hit back-to-back three pointers to make a comeback effort. The Lady Bears survived the Lady Jackets attempt and won the game 39-30.
West Lincoln was led by sophomore guard Megan Gerald with 15 points. Sophomore guard Skylar Hall and senior forward Desmesha Deer followed up with 10 points each
Enterprise was led by senior guard Courtney Greer with eight points for the game. Junior guard Haley Nations scored seven points and sophomore guard Brook Foster scored six points to round out the scoring for Enterprise.
Enterprise will be in action Friday night as they host Prentiss in district play. West Lincoln will also be in action Friday as they travel to Tylertown to take on Salem.