LCMS boys get 2016-17 season off to 6-0 start

Published 12:38 pm Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Lincoln County Middle School Eagles boys’ basketball teams soared through their opening week.
Lincoln tipped off the season with back-to-back home sweeps over Casey County and Rockcastle County.
Game results follow:
Casey at Lincoln
6th Grade
Lincoln 45, Casey 29
The sixth-grade Eagles team notched the first Lincoln boys’ basketball win of the season with a 45-29 victory over the visiting Casey County Colonels.
Tramane Alcorn led Lincoln in the win with 14 points and four assists and Jansen McAninch followed with 11 points and six rebounds.
The Eagles led 17-8 at the end of the first period and had doubled-up on Casey by the end of the second quarter, taking a 26-13 lead into the break.
The margin remained at 13 after the third, with both teams putting up six third-quarter points, but Lincoln added a little cushion to its lead in the fourth quarter, closing with a 13-10 edge.
Zack Moore contributed seven points in the win, Layne Lark had five points and six rebounds, Colton Ralston added four points and four assists and Xzavion Grey had four points.
7th Grade
Lincoln 50, Casey 20
Lincoln’s Jaxon Smith scored almost as many points individually as Casey County did as a team in the seventh-grade game, leading the Eagles with 17 points in a 50-20 rout of the visiting Colonels.
Consistent double-digit scoring in the first three periods catapulted Lincoln to the decisive win. The Eagles were up 18-6 after the first, outscored Casey 10-6 in the second quarter to post a 28-12 halftime lead then exploded on a 21-5 third-quarter run to lead 49-17 going into the fourth.
Smith, who also had seven rebounds and four steals, was one of 10 Lincoln players scoring in the lopsided victory. Colin Green finished with seven points, Tramane Alcorn had five points, Ryan York and Lawson Hon each had four points, Lee Amon, Clayton Davis and Landon McQueen had three points apiece, Cruise Wilson got two points while grabbing eight rebounds and Skyler Quinn had two points.
8th Grade
Lincoln 61, Casey 20
Lincoln posted its biggest margin of victory of the week in the nightcap of the home opener with Casey County, with the eighth-grade Eagles soaring 61-20 over the Colonels.
Baylor Mattingly paced Lincoln in the win with a game-high 16 points.
The Eagles showed their dominance over the visitors early, jumping on Casey 19-5 in the first period. The Eagle lead was at 24 points at the break, with Lincoln outpointing Casey 18-8 in the second quarter to go up 37-13, and the Eagles surged 19-3 in the third quarter to take a 56-16 lead into the fourth.
A total of 12 Eagles got in the scorebook in the win. Rodney Alcorn and Preston Barnes both scored eight points for the Eagles, with Barnes also getting four assists and five steals. Blaise Brown, Riley Lark and Michael Henderson all had six points, Cade Jenkins and Brady Weaver each had three points, Bryson Young, Lee Amon and Skyler Quinn had two points apiece and Colin Green had one point.
Rockcastle at Lincoln
6th Grade
Lincoln 43, Rock 8
The Lincoln sixth-grade basketball team scored more points in the first quarter than Rockcastle County did for the game, as the Eagles rolled the visitors 43-8.
Lincoln pulled ahead 23-5 in the first quarter then assured itself of an easy win by shutting out the Rockcastle offense in the second and third quarters. The Eagles outscored Rock 8-0 in the second to post a 31-5 halftime lead then went on a 6-0 run in the third to make it 37-5 as Lincoln moved on for the big win.
Tramane Alcorn led Lincoln to the win with 14 points and five rebounds. Zack Moore tallied eight points, Colton Ralston followed with five points, five rebounds and three assists, Brian Gray had four points and three steals, Trevor Bennett also had four points and Layne Lark, Xzavion Grey, Jalen Smith and Zane Mullins each had two points.
7th Grade
Lincoln 42, Rock 23
The Lincoln Eagles kept on rolling in game two against Rockcastle, with the seventh-grade team turning back the visitors 42-23.
Lincoln held an 8-5 edge over Rockcastle in the first quarter but opened up the close game in the second quarter, outscoring Rock 14-2 to take a 22-7 lead into the break.
The Eagles used a 13-8 third-quarter run to cushion their lead to 35-15. Rock did edge out Lincoln on the scoreboard 8-7 in the fourth.
Jaxon Smith double-doubled in the win, pouring in 16 points and grabbing 10 rebounds with three assists. Cruise Wilson followed with seven points and eight rebounds, Clayton Davis scored six points, Tramane Alcorn had four points, Skyler Quinn had three points and Colin Green, Lee Amon and Landon McQueen had two points apiece. Amon also had eight rebounds.
8th Grade
Lincoln 49, Rock 13
It was another big win in the eighth-grade game, as Lincoln steamrolled Rockcastle County 49-13.
Rodney Alcorn and Preston Barnes combined for 23 points to lead Lincoln, with Alcorn getting a game-high 13 points with eight rebounds while Barnes put up 10 points with four steals.
Lincoln took control of the game in the opening frame, exploding out to a 22-5 lead. The Eagles followed with a 14-2 scoring run in the second period for a 36-7 advantage at the half.
Lincoln’s lead was never threatened.
Blaise Brown contributed eight points in the Eagle win, Jaxon Smith finished with seven points, Michael Henderson added four points, Baylor Mattingly, Clayton Davis and Skyler Quinn each had two points and Bryson Young added a free throw toss.