Lincoln County continued its shooting struggles, hitting just three of 25 3-point attempts against undefeated Owen County in the first round of the South Oldham Holiday Tournament Monday at Crestwood.
The Patriots (2-7) hit their first two 3-pointers, then went 1-for-23 from behind the arc the rest of the game.
"We're not sticking the ball in the hole," Lincoln coach John Kolasa said. "That's it in a nutshell. We went cold and didn't get back well in transition, and it cost us."
Lincoln trailed by just two at the half (31-29), but then was outscored 46-14 in the second half by Owen (8-0).
Jenny Ralston led Lincoln with 10 points and there steals and Jamie Duncan had a team-high five rebounds.
Lincoln was 15-for-54 (28 percent) from the floor and 10-for-17 (59 percent) on free throws.
Pendleton County 59, Burgin 39 - At Covington, Burgin couldn't hang onto the ball or a lead, losing in the third-place game of the Villa Madonna Classic Monday.