Prep Basketball: Lincoln County girls defeat Garrard County 57-45
Lincoln County¿s Kourtney Belcher (21) looks to get a shot off against the Garrard County defense of Ryan Cain (23) and Devin Conley in the second quarter of the Patriots¿ 57-45 win Friday in Lancaster. Belcher had six points for Lincoln. Cain had 12 points for Garrard and Conley scored 13. (Clay Jackson / January 6, 2013)
Lincoln led 55-25 at the end of the third quarter and Saylor scored inside to open the fourth and make it a 32-point ballgame. And then Garrard came firing back.
Cain nailed a 3-point shot to set off a closing 20-0 scoring run. Cain had nine points in the run, including a second trey and a three-point play. Conley picked up three points in the run, Smith had two points and Floyd added six, converting on a three-point play that set the final score.
“We didn’t quit. We kept playing,” Bolin said. “The good thing about this team is there is a lot of skill there, there’s a lot of heart there. The problem with this team right now is we have to believe in ourselves. When things are going right, we do. When things start going the wrong way and we get back on our heels a little bit, we start questioning.
“No excuses on our point. We just got beat. Lincoln County’s a very nice team, and they handed it to us tonight. We lost the battle, hopefully we won’t lose the war. We’ll see what happens down the road.”
Lincoln was just 4 for 4 from the foul line, while Garrard was 12 for 18.
Smith led Garrard on the boards with eight rebounds, and Cain had six. Fox and Hocker had four rebounds each for Lincoln, and Hall and Honaker had three apiece.
Lincoln County 14 32 55 57
Garrard County 4 16 25 45
LINCOLN (12-3) — Emily Fox 19, Ciara Saylor 5, Sydney Harris 4, Rachel Spangler 8, Kourtney Belcher 6, Kelsi Honaker 2, Spencer Sims 2, Caitlin Hall 3, Tiandra Hocker 8.
GARRARD (8-3) — Autumn Murray 3, Devin Conley 13, Ryan Cain 12, Victoria Floyd 11, Kelly Smith 6.