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The Falcons at Lincoln County High School picked up an out-of-district win last Monday night, defeating Marshall County, 64-54.
LCHS is now 7-3 overall.
Early in District 8-AAA action, Lincoln County, Tullahoma and Lawrence County are 1-0. Shelbyville, Columbia and Franklin County are 0-1.
Monday night the Falcons started slow and had to come from behind for the win. With 2:57 in the first, LCHS was down 14-6. Ty Lewter hit a 3-pointer to jump start the Falcons in the final minutes. Marshall County was up 17-13 at the end of one.
The Tigers won the second frame, 16-12, as LCHS struggled defensively. The Falcons trailed 33-25 at the break.
Following a halftime attitude adjustment by Coach Chad Tipps, a different Lincoln County team took the court in the third. The Falcons got on a 13-0 run. At the 5:30 mark, B.J. Thompson gave LCHS their first lead of the night, up 34-33. After turning up the heat defensively, there was 2:38 on the clock before the Tigers scored their first basket of the quarter.
Lincoln County was up 41-37 by the end of the period, holding Marshall County to 4 points in the eight minutes.
The Falcons’ momentum carried over in the fourth. B.J. Thompson added 10 points in the period to finish with the win. LCHS won the second half, 39-21.
B.J. Thompson had a double-double, scoring 25 points and pulling 11 rebounds. Xavier Talley-Hyde finished with 11 points; Tradarius Christian, 10; Tyler Jones, 5; Ty Hadley, 4; Jaquez Thompson, Ty Lewter and Justin Blackwell had 3.
Inside, the Falcons were 16 of 25 and 6 of 16 from long range. From the line, LCHS was 14 of 22.
Lincoln County had 20 turnovers to 15 for the Tigers.
The Falcons won the boards, 36-29.
For their next action, LCHS was to play in Madison Academy’s Classic Dec. 20-21, then travel to Hixson on Dec. 27-28 for the Wildcat Classic.