DENVER — The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs fell 56-25 to the North Meck Lady Vikings Thursday night in the first round of the East Lincoln Winter Jam Tournament.
Senior Jennifer Allison is credited with leading her team with the most points during the match including one three-pointer and two additional two-point baskets.
While the score margin between the squads rested at just five points following the first quarter, the Lady Vikings slowly increased their lead as the scoreboard ticked on.
At the half, the Lady Mustangs found themselves down 35-14 and 49-17 going into the final game period.
Additional top scorers for the Lincoln County squad included senior Ashley Frazier with five points and two points apiece for senior Katie Crunden and freshmen Alyssa Fuller, Audrey Cardwell and Kristle Henderson. Junior Rachel Lane contributed just one point.
Head Coach Janna Bourbeau remained confident the first-round match wouldn’t discourage her team for upcoming tournament games, including their next matchup against Mooresville High School’s Lady Blue Devils.
She considered this season to be a “rebuilding” year, noting the team has an overall losing record of 0-7 and 0-2 in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference.
Bourbeau’s attitude remained positive despite the many losses.
“We can definitely pull out some wins,” she told the Times-News.