Lincoln County High School’s Falcons won a barnburner in first round action of the district tournament, defeating Shelbyville in overtime, 61-55.

In the second round, LCHS went down to Tullahoma, 51-45. The Wildcats went on to win the tournament, defeating Columbia, 63-50, in the championship. In the consolation game, the Falcons defeated Coffee County, 64-55.

Jailen Brown, Michael Gill and Owen Sandlin were named to the District 8-AAA, All-Season Team. Freshman Eli Ogle received All-Tournament honors while knocking down 12 from the arc during the tournament.

In the must-win match-up with Shelbyville, it was knotted at 12-12 at the end of one. From that point, the Eagles controlled the game down to the final frame. The Falcons trailed by 12 at one point in the third quarter, but LCHS won the fourth quarter, 17-9, led by Will Ogle with 6.

In the final second of regulation, Ethan Sticker was fouled with the Falcons trailing 52-50. Sticker dropped both shots from the line, knotting the game at 52-52. LCHS went on to win the four minutes of free basketball, 9-3. Freshman Eli Ogle led the scoring for the Falcons with 20 points, knocking down five from the arc.

In the consolation game with Coffee County, the Red Raiders came into the tournament as the top seed but were upset by Columbia, 66-62, in overtime. The Falcons controlled the first half of the game, up 33-23 at the intermission. But, the Raiders came back in the second half, taking the third period, 15-10. Early in the fourth, the game was knotted at 45-45.

The Falcons got the stops they needed on defense, and sophomore Owen Sandlin dropped 11 of 12 from the line in the final frame, sealing the win.

Order of finish advancing to the region tournament are Tullahoma, Columbia, Lincoln County and Coffee County. District 7 is scheduled to complete their tournament on Tuesday of this week. Currently, Blackman and Siegel play for the championship, and Riverdale takes on Oakland in the consolation game.


By the numbers


Against Coffee Co.

By Quarters: Falcons, 18, 15, 10, 21 (final, 64); Raiders, 12, 11, 15, 17 (final, 55).

Scoring: Falcons, Eli Ogle, 17; Owen Sandlin, 17; Michael Gill, 13; Ethan Sticker, 6; Adam Suszczynski, 4; Josiaha Jenkins, 3. Raiders, Jaylon Wooten, 14; CJ Anthony, 14; Kyle Farless, 11; Tyler Taylor, 5; Roderic Brinkley, 4; Hayden Hullett, 3; Jaxon Vaughn, 2; Connor Shemwell, 2.

Free Throws: Falcons, 23 of 34; Raiders, 12 of 19.

3-Pointers: Falcons, Eli Ogle, 5; Owen Sandlin, 1; Josiaha Jenkins, 1. Raiders, Wooten, 2; Anthony, 1; Hullett, 1; Farless, 1.


Against Tullahoma

By Quarters: Falcons, 12, 08, 12, 13 (final, 45); Wildcats, 15, 16, 06, 14 (final, 51).

Scoring: Falcons, Ethan Sticker, 10; Eli Ogle, 9; Michael Gill, 8; Owen Sandlin, 6; Adam Suszczynski, 4; Jailen Brown, 4; Will Ogle, 4. Wildcats, Austin Seacrest, 14; Ben Fulton, 11; Jake Hollandsworth, 10; Joe Duncan, 9; Ryan Scott, 2.

Free Throws: Falcons, 14 of 25; Wildcats, 15 of 21.

3-Pointers: Falcons, Eli Ogle, 2; Ethan Sticker, 1. Wildcats, Seacrest, 2; Hollandsworth, 1.


Against Shelbyville

By Quarters: Falcons, 12, 07, 16, 17, 09 (final, 61); Eagles, 12, 13, 18, 09, 03 (final, 55).

Scoring: Falcons, Eli Ogle, 20; Ethan Sticker, 10; Owen Sandlin, 7; Michael Gill, 6; Will Ogle, 6; Josiaha Jenkins, 4; Jailen Brown, 3; Adam Suszczynski, 2; Jesse Whitehead, 2. Eagles, Jailain Anderson, 17; Erman Garcia, 14; Jayshon Jones, 13; Damion Heath, 8; James Turrentine, 3.

Free Throws: Falcons, 13 of 16; Eagles, 6 of 9.

3-Pointers: Falcons, Eli Ogle, 5; Josiaha Jenkins, 1, Eagles, Jones, 4; Anderson, 3; Garcia, 1; Turrentine, 1.

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