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Wolves down Rebels 62-30

ROBERT GOODEN
Special to LTN

VALE — Jalen Littlejohn and Jonathan Sherrill each scored 14 points and Alonzo Mobley added 10 as Lincolnton extended its perfect conference mark with a rout of West Lincoln High School 62-30 on Friday.
Littlejohn and Jonathan Gidney’s back-to-back 3-pointers within the first 30 seconds of the game set the tone early, and the Wolves’ ferocious defense garnered several steals.
That, plus a boisterous Lincolnton student section standing directly behind the West Lincoln bench, made for a long night for the Rebels, who have yet to win a conference game in the 2011-2012 season.
The Wolves scored at least twice as many points as the Rebels in every quarter except for the third, and led 21-7 after the first quarter and 35-13 at halftime. Lincolnton’s defense let up slightly in the third quarter as the Wolves allowed 13 points, the same point total the Rebels scored in the entire first half.
Lincolnton shot 53 percent from the field, but shot only 54 percent from the charity stripe. Lincolnton collected 43 rebounds with Sherrill leading the squad with seven.
For West Lincoln, Kyle Wyatt was by far the leading scorer, accounting for almost two-thirds of the Rebels’ point total with 19.
Alec Bruning, Houston Gilmore and Luke Webb were the only other West Lincoln players to score field goals in the game, with one each. Coach Karl Sain’s Rebels shot 30 percent from the field, but connected on an impressive 80 percent of their free throws.
The Rebels logged 22 rebounds, and committed 11 turnovers during the game.
The Wolves (12-2, 7-0 SPC) next play at home against Lake Norman Charter School on Friday, while the Rebels (1-14, 0-7 SPC) hope to get their first conference win at home against Highland Tech, also on Friday.

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