SWEEP! LCMS claims all 3 SRC crowns

Published 11:54 am Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Lincoln County Middle School Eagles decided to do some extremely early spring cleaning at the Salt River Conference Postseason Tournament Tuesday at LCMS, and broke out the brooms.
The Eagles swept all three Salt River Conference crowns … but not without some nailbiting. The sixth-grade Eagles completed their perfect run (14-0) through the conference with a comfortable 64-46 win over Bondurant Middle School, however, both the seventh-and eighth-grade teams battled to the end to hold off their opponents.
The seventh-grade Eagles beat Boyle County 49-44 to claim their title and the eighth-graders held off a late West Jessamine surge to win 42-39.
Finals’ results follow:
6th Grade Final
Lincoln 64, Bondurant 46
Lincoln County jumped on Bondurant Middle School of Frankfort 16-9 in the first quarter of the 6th-Grade Salt River Conference title game then used consistent double-digit scoring to put the game away 64-46.
Lincoln (31-6) was led in the victory by four double-digit scoring Eagles, with Jackson Sims leading the way with 14 points. Xzavion Grey followed with 13 points and three steals, Tramane Alcorn finished with 11 points, eight rebounds and five assists and Colton Ralston picked up 10 points along with six rebounds and four assists.
Bondurant put up a more offensive front in the second quarter, but it was Lincoln holding to a 13-12 scoring edge to make it 29-21 at the half.
A 15-12 third-quarter effort pushed the Eagles’ lead to 44-33 heading into the fourth quarter and Lincoln closed on a 20-13 to secure the big win.
Jansen McAninch had eight points, Zack Moore had three points, Layne Lark and Jalen Smith each had two points and Tommy Griffin had one point.
The sixth-grade team, coached by Steve Ralston, is: Brian Gray, Trevor Bennett, Bo Wallin, Cole Sneed, Tommy Griffin, Zane Mullins, Trevor Miracle, Colton Ralston, Jansen McAninch, Zack Moore, Tramane Alcorn, Layne Lark, Jalen Smith, Xzavion Grey and Jackson Sims,   
1   2    3   4  F
Bond.   9  12  12  13 –    46
LC 16  13 15  20 –    64
7th Grade Final
Lincoln 49, Boyle 44
Jaxon Smith poured in 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help lead Lincoln County to a 49-44 win over Boyle County Middle in the 7th-Grade Salt River Conference final.
Smith, Cruise Wilson and Lee Amon crashed the boards for a total of 27 rebounds, with Wilson following Smith with nine boards and Amon swiping seven rebounds.
Boyle held the upper hand on Lincoln in the first period of play 8-6, however a 20-16 second-quarter scoring surge by the Eagles eased them on top 26-24 at the half.
The Boyle Eagles regained the scoring edge in the third quarter but not the lead, with the mere two-point advantage, 13-11, resulting in a 37-all deadlock heading into the final frame.
Lincoln (27-5) continued with the theme of trading scoring leads in the fourth quarter, outpointing Boyle 12-7 to clinch the tourney title.
Amon finished with nine points, Clayton Davis and Colin Green each had five, Wilson had four and Tramane Alcorn had three.
The seventh-grade team, coached by Sterling Skipper, is: Skyler Quinn, Lee Amon, Braxton Cooper, Clayton Davis, Lawson Hon, Landon McQueen, Parker Willmon, Jansen McAninch, Layne Lark, Colton Ralston, Tramane Alcorn, Jaxon Smith, Cruise Wilson, Colin Green and Ryan York.
1    2   3   4    F
Boyle   8   16  13  7 –    44
LC    6  20  11  12 –    49
8th Grade Final
Lincoln 42, West Jess. 39
A 26-16 scoring run over the second and third quarters gave Lincoln County the cushion it needed to hold off West Jessamine 42-39 in the 8th-Grade Salt River Conference final.
Lincoln (28-5) found itself down early in the action, with West Jessamine posting a 14-11 lead at the end of the first quarter.
The Eagles had erased the deficit before the break, though, doubling up West’s scoring, 16-8, in the second quarter to take a 27-22 halftime lead. Lincoln then came out to outscore West 10-8 in the third quarter to make it a 37-30 ballgame heading into the fourth quarter.
West’s offense rebounded in the final frame to outscore Lincoln, however, the 9-5 edge would not be enough to overcome the Eagles’ lead.
Rodney Alcorn paced Lincoln in the win with 14 points 10 rebounds and four steals. Jaxon Smith also hit double figures, scoring 10 points. He also had four assists.
Baylor Mattingly and Blaise Brown both contributed six points in the win and Cade Jenkins, Michael Henderson and Riley Lark had two points apiece. Bryson Young had seven rebounds.
The eighth-graders, coached by Eric Ralston, are: Colin Green, Skyler Quinn, Cade Jenkins, Lawson Hon, Preston Barnes, Clayton Davis, Lee Amon, Riley Lark, Michael Henderson, Rodney Alcorn, Blaise Brown, Cruise Wilson, Baylor Mattingly, Bryson Young, Jaxon Smith and Brady Weaver.   
1    2   3  4    F
West    14  8  8   9 –    39
LC    11  16  10  5 –    42