10:17 AM EST, February 6, 2013
The Lincoln County boys fell 64-55 to Southwestern Saturday night at Somerset.
The Patriots (11-14) fell behind 13-9 in the first quarter but overcame the deficit to lead at halftime, using a 23-15 scoring edge to go on top 32-28.
The Warriors (18-6) regained the advantage in the third quarter, though, outpointing Lincoln 20-7 to post a 48-39 lead.
The nine-point margin would be the final difference with both teams tallying 16 points in the fourth quarter.
Both teams had two players combining for 37 points in the 12th Region matchup. Luke Hill led Lincoln with 20 points and Jacob Conway added 17 points while David Kapinga topped Southwestern’s scoring with 21 points and Dylan Gaskin followed with 16 points.
Lincoln’s Timmy Taylor just missed double figures, finishing with nine points and a game-high nine assists.
Both teams shot over 50 percent in the game, with Southwestern going 22-for-43 from the field, 4-for-10 from 3, for 51 percent and Lincoln going 19-for-38, 5-for-12 from 3, for 50 percent. The Warriors were at 80 percent at the foul line, 16-for-20 while Lincoln hit 67 percent, 12-for-18.
Southwestern beat out Lincoln on the boards as well, 28-17. Gaskin had eight rebounds for the Warriors, Isaiah Collier had seven and Justin Edwards got six. For Lincoln, Hill led the team with six rebounds and Conway and Brandon Pittman each had four.