Lincoln marches on at Girls Sweet Sixteen
By now you know that Lincoln County has advanced at the Girls Sweet Sixteen, beating Clay County 56-50 in overtime in its first-round game Thursday night in Bowling Green. Now it’s on to the quarterfinals for the Lady Patriots, who will play Magoffin County at 9 p.m. tonight.
Sydney Harris and Emily Fox scored 15 points each for Lincoln. Harris had 13 points and all three of her blocked shots in the second half and overtime, while Fox had six assists and five steals and Kourtney Belcher had 11 points and five rebounds. Cheyenne Madden led Clay with 19 points. (Click here for the box score and here for the play-by-play from Thursday’s game.)
Magoffin advanced with a 63-59 victory over Ashland Blazer in its first-round game. The Lady Hornets have won 16 straight games since their last loss Jan. 27. They are making their second appearance in the state tournament — they were also there in 2006 — and their win over Ashland was their first victory.
The Lady Hornets took the floor in Bowling Green six days after a tornado tore through their hometown of Salyersville. They paid tribute to tornado victims throughout eastern Kentucky in a brief pregame ceremony in which they and their opponents formed a circle at midcourt and held up placards bearing the Kentucky state flag during the national anthem — as did most of the fans in the stands.
Tonight’s game will be broadcast locally on WPBK-FM (102.9) by Tim Estes and Kevin Bandura and can be heard online through the station’s website, wpbkfm.com, with coverage beginning at 8:30 p.m. Video coverage of all games by iHigh.com is available online here.
Links to rosters, statistics, live statistics during games and postgame box scores can be found on this KHSAA page.