Lincoln edged Anderson 12-9 in both the second and third quarters to post a 20-15 halftime
lead and a 32-24 advantage going into the fourth period. The Eagles put the game away in the final frame, outpointing Anderson 10-3 for the 42-27 final.
Timothy Taylor led Lincoln in the win with a game-high 12 points. T. J. Torres followed with eight points, four assists and seven steals. Kalen Posley finished with six points, Jacob Conway, B. J. Hoover and Andrew Wilks each had four points and Nathan Turner and Neil
Conley had two points each. Hoover also had four assists.
Anderson County never challenged Lincoln in the seventh-grade game, with the Eagles soaring 23-2 in the first quarter en route to a 45- 26 victory.
Anderson did rebound in the second quarter to score 10 points, but the Eagles never relinquished their double digit lead.
Lincoln outscored Anderson 12-10 in the second to lead 35-12 at the break. Anderson
did outscore Lincoln 14-10 in the second half but it was not enough to overcome the
Eagles' early lead.
Topping Lincoln's scoring in the win was Trevor Gaines with nine points. He also had
two assists. Brent Ruckel tallied eight points, Josh Sims, Anthony Kozlesky and Aaron
Goens each had five points, Colin Hart scored four points, Kody Cornelius had three
points and Carter Dunn, Timothy Taylor and Blake Rowe had two points each.
Cornelius added to his stats with nine rebounds and three blocked shots and Sims had
Consistent double-digit scoring enabled Lincoln to crush Anderson County 56-20 in the eighth-grade game. Lincoln led 11-5 after the first quarter and used a 12-5 scoring edge in the second to extended its lead to 23-10 at the half. The Eagles blew the game
wide open in the third quarter, whipping the nets for 23 points while Anderson managed
just four points.
Lincoln closed with a 10-6 fourth-quarter to collect the 36-point win. Chris Luster paced Lincoln in the win with a game-high 15 points. Luke Hill and Shade Jacobs both had nine
points, with Hill cleaning up the boards with 10 rebounds and Jacobs grabbing five
Ben Banks added seven points for the Eagles, Carl-Lewis Cummins had six points, four assists and five steals, Dustin Burchfield scored four points and Jacob Sheets, Josh Bowen and Heath Ehrsam each had two points.
Lincoln vs. Boyle
The sixth-grade Eagles got Lincoln County Middle School off to a winning start at Boyle Middle, trouncing the host Eagles 52-18. Lincoln took control of the game in the opening frame, outscoring Boyle 19-2. The Eagles' scoring dropped off in the second quarter, but
Lincoln still held the scoring edge, 8-4, to take a 27-6 lead into the locker room.
Lincoln spent the second half putting the game away, regrouping offensively to show a 25-12 edge as the Eagles moved on for the win.
Lincoln was led in the win by T. J. Torres with 16 points, nine rebounds and seven steals and Andrew Wilks with 10 points and seven boards. Rounding out Lincoln's scoring were Neil Conley with seven points, Nathan Turner with six points, B. J. Hoover, five points, and
Timothy Taylor, Jacob Conway, Tanner Johnson and Casey Roberts with two points apiece.
Hoover also had six steals and Taylor had four assists.
A 36-6 scoring run over the first and second quarters helped Lincoln cruise to a 65-
16 win over Boyle's seventh grade Eagles. Lincoln was showing a 10-2 lead after the first, but a 26-4 scoring run in the second helped the Eagles extend their lead to 36-6 at the break.
Boyle would never threaten Lincoln's lead in the second half. Lincoln burned the nets for
18 points in the third period while holding Boyle to just three then closed with an 11-7 edge in the fourth to lock up the lopsided win.
Brent Ruckel paced Lincoln with 18 points and four steals and Kody Cornelius doubledoubled
with 12 points and 17 rebounds. Also scoring for Lincoln were Josh Sims with eight points, Colin Hart with seven points and four assists, Aaron Goens with six points, Trevor Gaines and Blake Rowe each with three points, and Carter Dunn, Anthony Kozlesky,
Tyler Phillips and Blake Henderson with two points apiece.