The Lincoln Lynx and the Victor Pirates had a battle on the court in Victor last Wednesday. After trailing by one point at the end of the first quarter, the Pirates battled back to an 8-point lead at the half. Lincoln clawed their way back to the lead at the end of three and then hit a bucket with five seconds remaining to take the 44-42 conference win.
“They (Lincoln) are very strong and very scrappy,” said Victor coach Jay Jagelski. “We had a few breakdowns in the fourth quarter but I thought the kids played really hard on defense.”
The Pirates were down by three points with less than a minute to go when junior Derrick Cavill stepped up and hit a three point shot from the top of the key to tie the game.
“That kept us in the game a bit longer,” according to Jagelski. “It was a great shot by him. It was clutch. He was confident and that’s what we want. We want confident kids out there, willing to take a shot.”
Victor did their best to contain Zane Tams of Lincoln but the senior still scored 21 points. Jagelski said his team did a good job of stopping Tams until the fourth quarter. Conversely, Lincoln did their best to stop Victor’s Kyle Ball but the wily junior still finished with 24 points.
Lincoln 44, Victor 42
Lincoln – Josh Erickson 11, Kenny Winterrowd 4, Ward Roberson 3, Harley Schau 5, Zane Tams 21.
Victor – Derrick Cavill 3, Kurt Manely 1, Kyle Ball 24, Corey Deering 9, Tanner Sacks 2, Randy Miller 3.
Victor lost to Two Eagle River School on Thursday, 59-49. Ball had 13 points and Tanner Sacks added 10 points.
Two Eagle 59, Victor 49
Victor – Derek Carr 7, Kurt Manley 6, Kyle Ball 13, Corey Deering 7, Matt Kittle 2, Tanner Sacks 10, Randy Miller 4.
Two Eagle River – Marcus Brown 10, Cole Noble 6, Skyler Rossbach 17, Artie Mendoza 13, Clay Malatare 13.
Darby picked up a conference win on the road in Philipsburg. The Tigers held off a late charging Prospector team to win, 60-51. Devin Thomas had 22 points for Darby and Jeremy Campbell added 17.
Darby 60, Philipsburg 51
Darby – Ryan McCrossin 3, Garrett McCormack 5, Jeremy Campbell 17, Dylan Leidner 4, Devin Thomas 22, Dylan Knox 1, Storm Wanstrath 8.
Philipsburg – Skye Van Fossen 17, Phil Shields 4, Nick Vose 11, Tayber Goff 13, Eric Bohrnsen 6.
Florence tallied a non-conference win over Hamilton on Thursday. The Falcons edged ahead in the second half for a 47-43 win. Aaron Ward notched 23 points for the Falcons. Brad Palin and Eli Rogers each had 12 points for Hamilton.
Florence 47, Hamilton 43
Florence – Sage Hansen 5, Ryne Baerlocher 4, Aaron Ward 23, Riley Phillips 2, Mike Finlay 11, Bradley Schaff 2.
Hamilton – Brad Palin 12, Eli Rogers 12, Denny Hoselton 2, Seth Mason 6, Reese Isherwood 9, Josh Bauder 2.