Falcons defeat Eagles; fall to ‘Cats

Posted on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 4:36 pm

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Falcon Tradarius Christian draws a foul while driving to the basket. (Click here to purchase photo.)

Lincoln County High School’s Falcons picked up a big win last week in District 8-AAA action, defeating Shelbyville on the road Friday night.

Saturday, the Falcons went down at home to Giles County.

Shelbyville

LCHS came from behind for the win over the Eagles, 51-50. Shelbyville was up 17-9 at the end of the first quarter.

The Falcons began the road to recovery winning the second frame, 19-16, and trailing, 33-28, at the break. B.J. Thompson accounted for 13 of Lincoln County’s points.

The LCHS rally continued in the third. The Falcons were up 43-42 at the end of three.

Shelbyville came back in the fourth, taking the lead, 50-46 with three minutes remaining in the game. But, from that point, the Falcons shut down the Eagles defensively, and Tradarius Christian bombed a shot from the arch. With 47 ticks on the clock, B.J. Thompson gave the Falcons the lead, 51-50. Shelbyville had the final possession of the game but never got off a shot.

Falcon Ty Hadley takes it to the basket.

Falcon Ty Hadley takes it to the basket. (Click here to purchase photo.)

B.J. Thompson finished with a double-double, scoring 21 points and pulling 14 rebounds. Justin Blackwell had 11; Christian, 10; Ty Hadley, 7; and Ty Lewter scored 2.

From the paint, the Falcons were 17 of 35 and 3 of 15 from the arch. From the line, LCHS was 8 of 17.

Christian had 2 from long range. B.J. Thompson had one.

The Falcons had 16 turnovers to 14 for the Eagles. It was a battle under the boards with the Falcons pulling 38. Shelbyville had 37.

Giles County

Lincoln County went down to Giles County at home Saturday night, 58-49.

The Bobcats won the first quarter, 18-8, and had the lead, 27-17, at the break.

Giles expanded their margin, winning the third, 17-9, on top 44-26 at the end of three.

Falcon Riley Malone puts up a jumper against Giles County.

Falcon Riley Malone puts up a jumper against Giles County. (Click here to purchase photo.)

In the fourth, the Falcons cut the margin to 8 points with 2:25 remaining the game, but that was as close as it would get.

B.J. Thompson led for LCHS with 17. Christian had 10; Tyler Jones, 9; Jaquez Thompson, 3; Xavier Talley-Hyde, Hadley, Lewter, Blackwell and Riley Malone had 2.

The Falcons were 15 of 28 from the paint and 4 of 17 from the arch. From the line, Lincoln County was 7 of 11.

Jones had 3 from the arch; Jaquez Thompson had one.

LCHS finished with 28 rebounds; Giles had 27.

The Falcons turned the ball over 21 times; the Bobcats had 19.

For their next action, the Falcons travel to Coffee County Friday night with game time at 6 p.m.

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