LCMS teams all make SRC finals

The Lincoln County Middle School boys’ basketball teams are guaranteed three trophies in the Salt River Conference Postseason Tournament.
Whether the trophies will be first-place or runner-up is yet to be determined, but the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade Eagles all assured themselves some hardware by advancing to the Salt River Conference championship games in their respective divisions.
Lincoln, which had the top-seeded team in each division, reached the championship game at the sixth-grade level with a 51-31 rout of West Jessamine, advanced to the seventh-grade final with a 62-25 romp over Anderson County and edged past Anderson 41-39 to make the eighth-grade final.
The sixth-grade Eagles are now 30-3 heading into the tournament finals, the seventh-grade team is 26-5 and the eighth-graders are 27-5.
The championship games of the tournament were all played Tuesday at Lincoln County Middle but results were unavailable at press time. The Lincoln sixth-graders faced Bondurant in the finals, the seventh-graders took on Boyle County and the eighth-graders played West Jessamine.
Linescores from the preliminary games follow:

FIRST ROUND
6th Grade
Lincoln 49, Anderson 12
               1    2   3   4     F
Anderson 0 8 2   2 –  12
Lincoln   15   7   20   7 –   49
 
LINCOLN: Tramane Alcorn 9 points; Colton Ralston 7 points; Layne Lark 7 points, 5 rebounds; Zack Moore 7 points; Xzavion Grey 6 points; Jackson Sims 4 points; Jalen Smith 3 points; Jansen McAninch 2 points, 3 assists, 4 steals; Cole Sneed 2 points; Zane Mullins 2 points.

The 6th-grade team is coached by Steve Ralston.

SEMIFINAL ROUND
6th Grade
Lincoln 51, West Jess. 31
            1     2     3     4     F
WJ 6   15    5     5 – 31
Lincoln11 17   9   14 – 51

LINCOLN: Tramane Alcorn 16 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists; Colton Ralston 16 points, 4 assists; Xzavion Grey 11 points; Layne Lark 3 points, 3 steals; Jackson Sims 3 points; Jansen McAninch 2 points.

FIRST ROUND
7th Grade
Lincoln 62, Mercer 31
               1 2   3   4     F
Mercer    8 4  13   6 –     31
Lincoln 19 14 14 15 –     62
LINCOLN: Jaxon Smith 17 points, 8 rebounds; Tramane Alcorn 11 points; Landon McQueen 8 points; Colin Green 6 points; Ryan York 6 points; Cruise Wilson 4 points, 5 assists; Clayton Davis 4 points; Lawson Hon 2 points; Skyler Quinn 2 points; Jansen McAninch 2 points; Lee Amon 4 steals.

The 7th-grade team is coached by Sterling Skipper.

SEMIFINAL ROUND
7th Grade
Lincoln 62, Anderson 25
              1   2   3   4     F
Anderson 5  7 2 11 –   25
Lincoln  21 13  17  11 –   62

LINCOLN: Jaxon Smith 23 points; Clayton Davis 8 points; Colin Green 8 points; Lee Amon 5 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals; Tramane Alcorn 5 points; Landon McQueen 5 points; Cruise Wilson 2 points; Layne Lark 2 points; Braxton Cooper 2 points; Lawson Hon 1 point, 3 assists; Jansen McAninch 1 point.

FIRST ROUND
8th Grade
Lincoln 56, Mercer 27
                  1     2     3     4     F
Mercer     6     8     6     7 – 27
Lincoln  21  10 13  12 -56
LINCOLN: Baylor Mattingly 11 points; Blaise Brown 11 points, 3 assists; Jaxon Smith 11 points, 3 steals; Rodney Alcorn 10 points, 6 rebounds; Bryson Young 4 points; Michael Henderson 4 points; Lawson Hon 2 points; Brady Weaver 1 point; Cruise Wilson 1 point; Lee Amon 1 point.

The 8th-grade team is coached by Eric Ralston.

SEMIFINAL ROUND
8th Grade
Lincoln 41, Anderson 39
                1     2     3     4      F
Anderson 9   12 11   7 –   39
Lincoln   14   15   3   9 –   41

LINCOLN: Jaxon Smith 18 points; Rodney Alcorn 9 points, 5 rebounds; Baylor Mattingly 9 points; Blaise Brown 5 points, 3 assists; Cade Jenkins 3 assists.