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Rebels outlast Lincolnton girls 26-21

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VALE — Connor Sigmon and Erica Webb each scored eight points and Rylee Marsh added five as West Lincoln snapped Lincolnton’s five-game win streak by upsetting the Lady Wolves 26-21 Friday.
The Lady Rebels offset their low-scoring effort with good defense. Both teams scored in single-digit points in the first three quarters, resulting in a 16-16 tie at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
Only then did the Lady Rebels pull away from the Lady Wolves and score 10 points in the fourth, while Lincolnton was able to muster five points.
The Lady Wolves shot only 12 percent from the field in the contest, making 50 field goal attempts but connecting on only six. Chelsea Slentz — who was the high scorer for Coach Jimmy Carr’s team with 8 points — and Treasure Avery were the only LHS players to score field goals in the game, with three each.
Lincolnton shot 47 percent from the charity stripe. Lincolnton collected 31 rebounds with Avery having the highest total at six. Lincolnton made 15 turnovers for the game, 10 fewer than the Lady Rebels.
Coach Holly Specht’s West Lincoln girls also had a poor shooting night, shooting 20 percent from the field but managing to convert 59 percent of their free throws.
No West Lincoln player scored more than two field goals in the game. Their rebounding total was 29, with Marsh and Brittany Ormand grabbing seven boards each.
“My girls came out and played hard,” Specht said. “They were ready to play. We were able to knock down a few shots at the end. I’m proud of them for not giving up.”
The Lady Wolves (9-5, 5-2 SPC) next play at home against Lake Norman Charter on Friday, while the Lady Rebels next play at home against Highland Tech, also on Friday.

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