Patriot Classic: Lady Pats beat Eastern 80-66

Published 1:31 pm Thursday, January 11, 2018

Four Lady Patriots hit double figures Saturday night to lead Lincoln County to an 80-66 win over Louisville Eastern in the Patriot Classic at LCHS.

Kaitlynn Wilks paced Lincoln with a game-high 24 points, Emma King poured in 20 points and Maddy Boyle and Zaria Napier both put up 15 points.

Lincoln (12-3) led 41-34 at the half, with King tallying 14 of her points in the first two periods and Wilks following with 11 and Boyle with eight.

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Napier, who came off the bench to hit double figures, tallied 13 of her 15 points in the third quarter to lead the Lady Patriots in a 15-0 run that extended a 43-40 lead to 58-40.

Eastern (8-9) put together its own run in the fourth quarter, using the 12-0 surge to whittle a 16-point deficit down to four points. Kiara Pearl, who led Eastern with 23 points, converted on a three-point play in the run, Bri Moswler nailed a 3-pointer, Mikayla Kinnard, who finished with 14 points, and Tedi Nunn, who had 11 points, scored a bucket apiece and Marissa Gasaway sank two free throws to make it a 62-58 ballgame.

A Bre Anthony 3-pointer at the 4:11 mark got Eastern within 64-61, but that was as close as the Eagles would get as Lincoln closed on a 16-5 run.

Lincoln shot 52 percent from the field in the win, going 32-for-62. At the foul line, the Lady Patriots were 14-for-16.

Eastern finished at 36 percent shooting, going 24-for-67 from the field. The team was 13-for-18 at the line.