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Bears, Hornets split Region 7-2A hoops

Tuesday night in Jack Case Gymnasium, the Loyd Star Lady Hornets (6-4) took their West Lincoln (9-0) counterparts to overtime after being tied 53-53 at the end of regulation.

In overtime it was all green and white as West Lincoln held Loyd Star scoreless on their way to a 67-53 win. The game was the Region 7-2A opener for both teams.

Loyd Star got 22 points, seven rebounds and four steals from junior point guard Aubrey Britt in the defeat.

Sophomore forward Alyssa Leggett pulled down a team high 13 rebounds while senior Calia Beard also snatched 11 boards for LS.

Leggett had a double-double as she also scored 10 points. Senior Marleigh Bullock chipped in seven points for the Lady Hornets while sophomore Carson Hughey added six points. Junior Madison Falvey scored four points and the LS scoring was rounded out by Baylee Zumbro and Marley Britt with two points each.

West Lincoln was led by a game-high 26 points from sophomore guard Kara Beth Addison. Addison also pulled down five rebounds, made five assists and grabbed three steals. Senior forward Brittany Sturkey scored 22 points for the Lady Bears while grabbing seven rebounds. Senior forward Mya Brown pulled in a team-high on rebounds and scored five points.

Sophomore Mailey Kate Young added five points while senior guard Jenna Hughes scored four points. Sophomores Ta’Kyla Brothern and Madilyn Case scored three and two points each for WL, respectively.

In the boys’ game, the Hornets (3-7) got their first region win of the season with a 63-59 win.

Both Loyd Star teams are coached by Seth Britt, while Brooks Smith coaches both teams for West Lincoln.

Freshman Colby Terrell led Loyd Star with a team-high 17 points. The sophomore guard duo of Blake Thornton and Casen DeHart added 16 and 12 points, respectively, for LS. DeHart also pulled down a team-high nine rebounds.

Lezeric “Sway” Brothern added seven points while senior Lawson Smith added five points. Senior Will McCullough, sophomore Carter Holcomb and senior Corey Martin all scored two points each for the Hornets.

West Lincoln (1-8) got a game high 23 points from senior guard Ty Brotherns. Brotherns also led the team with 10 rebounds.

Senior Trevon Jones added 10 points and junior Enrico Price scored eight points as did senior Spencer Maxwell. Senior Tate Smith added five points, eighth grader Sangyin Stewart scored three points and sophomore Tristan Rollins scored two points for the Bears.