LCMS 8th-Grade Eagles fall in second round of state KBA tournament

Published 3:18 pm Thursday, February 16, 2017

The curtain fell on the Lincoln County Middle School eighth-grade boys’ basketball team’s season Sunday, as the Eagles fell to two-time defending state champion Meece Middle School of Somerset in the second round of the KBA State Tournament.
The Eagles, coached by Eric Ralston, cruised to a 54-34 win over Spencer County in their first pool play game and rolled 51-32 over Danville Bate in the second game. Lincoln advanced through the first round of the 64-team tourney with a 59-48 win over Hopkinsville Middle School only to fall to Meece Middle 62-56 in the round of 32.
Meece Middle went on to make the championship game, but the team could not defend its title as Adams Middle School of Prestonsburg claimed the winners’ trophy.
The members of the eighth-grade Eagle team are: Rodney Alcorn, Lee Amon, Preston Barnes, Blaise Brown, Clayton Davis, Colin Green, Michael Henderson, Lawson Hon, Cade Jenkins, Riley Lark, Baylor Mattingly, Skyler Quinn, Jaxon Smith, Brady Weaver, Cruise Wilson and Bryson Young. 
The team finishes 31-6.
Games results follow:
POOL PLAY #1
Lincoln 54, Spencer Co. 34
              1   2   3   4     F
Spencer   6   8  6  14 –      34
Lincoln   13 16 12 13 –    54

LINCOLN: Rodney Alcorn 13 points, 5 rebounds; Baylor Mattingly 13 points, 3 steals; Preston Barnes 6 points, 4 assists, 3 steals; Riley Lark 6 points; Blaise Brown 4 points, 4 assists, 3 steals; Jaxon Smith 4 points; Brady Weaver 4 points; Bryson Young 2 points; Cade Jenkins 2 points.
POOL PLAY #2
Lincoln 51, Bate 32
            1   2   3   4     F
Bate       7   5   13    7 –     32
Lincoln 7 14  15  15 –      51

LINCOLN: Preston Barnes 15 points; Jaxon Smith 12 points, 4 assists; Rodney Alcorn 8 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals; Cruise Wilson 4 points; Blaise Brown 3 points; Riley Lark 3 points; Baylor Mattingly 2 points; Bryson Young 2 points, 8 rebounds; Brady Weaver 2 points.
ROUND OF 64
Lincoln 59, Hopkinsville 48
            1   2   3    4     F
H-ville  12 12 12 12 –      48
Lincoln 12 14 19  14 –      59

LINCOLN: Jaxon Smith 19 points, 4 steals; Preston Barnes 15 points; Balor Mattingly 9 points; Rodney Alcorn 7 points, 10 rebounds; Bryson Young 5 points, 10 rebounds; Blaise Brown 4 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists.
ROUND OF 32
Meece 62, Lincoln 56
             1    2    3     4     F
Meece   7   20  15   20 – 62
Lincoln 10   9   15   22 – 56
LINCOLN: Jaxon Smith 19 points; Rodney Alcorn 15 points, 11 rebounds; Baylor Mattingly 9 points; Preston Barnes 7 points, 3 assists; Blaise Brown 4 points; Bryson Young 2 points.