Falcon hoops team wins season opener
Lincoln County High School’s B.J. Thompson takes it to the rim in action Thursday night as the Falcons hosted the Siegel Stars for their first home action of the season. (Click here to purchase photo.)
Lincoln County High School’s Falcons split in their first week of action.
LCHS took their season opener Tuesday on the road at Page, 58-40. Thursday, the Falcons hosted Siegel and went down, 66-42.
Page is a member of District 12-AA from Franklin. The Stars are part of District 7-AAA out of Murfreesboro.
In their season opener, the Falcons had a pretty easy time of defeating the Patriots. LCHS was up 15-8 at the end of one and 30-17 by the break.
Coach Chad Tipps used 10 players during the course of the game. The Patriots won the second half, 28-23.
LCHS finished on top by 18.
Justin Blackwell led for the Falcons with 16 points. B.J. Thompson had a double-double, scoring 13 points and pulling 17 rebounds; Riley Malone, 10; Ty Lewter, 8; Zavier Talley-Hyde, Jaquez Thompson and Tyler Jones, 3; and Tradarius Christian scored 2.
LCHS was 24 of 47 from the paint and 4 of 9 from the arch. From the line, the Falcons were 6 of 15.
Falcon Ty Lewter drives the baseline. (Click here to purchase photo.)
Lincoln County dominated the glass, 50 to 23. Thompson’s 17 was high. Malone pulled 8.
The Falcons lost the turnover battle, 22-1.
Thursday night Lincoln County hosted Siegel and went down, 66-42.
The Stars put an athletic team on the floor – the Falcons couldn’t run with them for the 32 minutes.
Trailing 14-8 at the end of one and 35-22 at the break, Lincoln County came back in the third quarter. With 4:30 on the clock, B.J. Thompson nailed a 3-pointer, making it a 37-30 ball game, but that was as close as it would get.
The Stars put their foot back on the accelerator, taking the fourth quarter, 20-6, for the win.
Falcon Tradarius Christian on the fast break. (Click here to purchase photo.)
Thompson had his second double-double in as many games, scoring 22 points and pulling 13 rebounds. Christian and Blackwell had 6; Jones and Trevor Jean had 3; Lewter had 2.
The Falcons were 17 of 56 from the paint and 4 of 19 from the arch. LCHS was 4 of 13 from the line.
The Stars won the boards, 51-32. Lincoln County finished with 17 turnovers and Siegel had 13.
For their next action, the Falcons travel to Moore County Tuesday with game time at 6 p.m.