LCMS wins 6th, 7th SRC crowns
Published 1:20 pm Thursday, October 5, 2017
The Lincoln County Middle School girls basketball teams fell just short of a sweep of the Salt River Conference (SRC) Postseason Championships, claiming two of the three titles up for grabs.
The Lady Eagles sixth-graders and seventh-graders both got to lift a championship trophy up high at the end of their respective tournaments, with the sixth-grade squad topping Anderson County for the title and the seventh-graders beating Mercer County in overtime in their final.
Talynne Shearer and Chelsea Barnes combined for 25 points in the sixth-grade Lady Eagles’ 46-19 romp over Anderson County in the championship game.
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Shearer led all scorers with 13 points and Barnes followed right behind with 12 points.
Ellyann Sims contributed seven points in the win, Makayla Greer had five points, Maecey Carrier got four, Tori Wilburn had three, and Rheagan McKnight had two.
Shearer also hit double figures for Lincoln in the seventh-grade team’s 44-40 overtime win over Mercer County.
Chloe Ralston paced Lincoln in the game with 13 points and Shearer added 11 points.
Emmie Releford put up eight points for the Lady Eagles, Peyton Boyd had six points, Emily Estes had four, and Chloee Dunn had two.
All three Lincoln squads came away with a trophy in the championship games of the SRC tourney. Unfortunately for the Lady Eagles’ eighth-graders, it would be the runner-up trophy that they would walk away with and not the winners as Anderson County handed them a 38-28 defeat.
Alyvia Taylor was Lincoln’s leading scorer in the game with seven points. Abby Lane finished with six points, Claudia Padgett, Ally Lynn, and Haleigh Ellison had four points each, and Kelby Petrey had three points.
All three Lincoln teams scored big wins to advance to the SRC finals, with the sixth-graders romping 40-13 over Danville Bate, the seventh-graders cruising 44-24 past West Jessamine and the eighth-graders rolling 47-14 over Boyle County.
Shearer led the sixth-grade team in scoring with 16 points. Also scoring were Barnes and Carrier with eight points apiece, and Sims, Greer, McKnight, and Emma Wagner each with two points.
In the seventh-grade win, Dunn and Estes both had Lincoln’s high of 10 points. Ralston and Shearer each had six points, Releford had five, Mercedes Hensley, three, and Tessa Staton and Greer, two each.
Taylor and Ralston led the Lincoln eighth-grade with eight points each. Also scoring for Lincoln were Karalinn Loudermilk, seven points, Petrey six, Michaela Tracy and Lynn, four each, Padgett, three, Dunn, Ellison, and Estes two apiece, and Lane, one.
The Lincoln girls closed out the regular season with back-to-back sweeps against West Jessamine and Garrard County.
Lincoln celebrated its 8th Grade Night with lopsided victories against West Jessamine. The sixth-grade Lady Eagles steamrolled West 49-4, the seventh-graders followed with a 53-6 romp and the eighth-graders capped off the night with a 68-21 win.
Scoring in each Lincoln-West game follows:
6th: Shearer 11, Barnes 9, Carrier 8, Tori Wilburn 7, McKnight 4, Greer 3, Angel Denny 3, Hawkins 2, Kaitlyn Hunt 2.
7th: Dunn 15, Shearer 12, Boyd 12, Ralston 4, Estes 2, Releford 2, Hensley 2, Greer 2, Carrier 2.
8th: Lynn 18, Petrey 13, Lane 11, Ellison 10 points, Loudermilk 4, Dunn 4, Estes 4, Taylor 2, Ralston 2.
Lincoln also scored some big wins against Garrard County in the final games of the regular season, cruising 35-7 in sixth-grade action and 63-3 in the seventh-grade game. Garrard put up a tougher challenge in the eighth-grade game but Lincoln still won, 38-30.
Scoring from Lincoln-Garrard action follows:
6th: Sims 6, Greer 6, Barnes 5, Shearer 4, Carrier 4, Hawkins 4, Denny 2, Wilburn 2, Hunt 2.
7th : Estes 14, Dunn 10, Ralston 8, Shearer 7, Releford 7, Barnes 7, Lakyn York 4, Boyd 2, Hensley 2, Greer 2.
8th: Lynn 7, Padgett 6, Ralston 6, Estes 6, Lane 4, Petrey 3, Taylor 2, Tracy 2, Dunn 2.