The Lincoln Junior High Basketball team won the Kaysinger Conference Tournament on Saturday evening defeating Sacred Heart 37-32. Lincoln was led in scoring by Mason Sanders with 10 points, including 4 free throws in the last 2 minutes to seal the game, Connor Spunaugle had 8, Ryan Eckhoff 7, and Boone Kroenke 6. Lincoln was led in steals by Aaron Kranz with 3. Eckhoff and Spunaugle also led Lincoln in rebounds with 6 a piece. Lincoln finished off a 14-1 season.
The Lincoln Jr. High girls basketball team completed a very successful season by playing in the Kaysinger Conference Tournament this past week. The top seeded Lady Cards opened play at La Monte on Tuesday evening by defeating the Green Ridge Tigers by a score of 38- 27. This win moved Lincoln to the semi-finals on Thursday night to play Northwest. Lincoln Coach Marlin Hammond Jr. said hitting key free throws in the second half gave the Lincoln team a 30-25 victory and their fourteenth win of the season. By winning, Lincoln advanced to the championship tilt on Saturday to go against the Windsor Greyhounds. The Lady Cards trailed in the first half and could not break into the lead. They lost the final game 40-23. This was the lone loss for the Lincoln team. Paige Bybee led the Lincoln squad with 8 points followed by Seana Hansen with 6. Sloan Swearngin tossed in 4 and Shelbey Vandaveer added 3 points. Korrie Faulconer’s two points added to the final score for Lincoln. Devyn Williams led Windsor with 16 points. Lincoln finished the season with a record of 14 wins against only 1 loss and as the regular season Kaysinger Conference Champions.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Carolyn Davis had 24 points and 10 rebounds yesterday as Kansas defeated No. 22 Oklahoma 81-71. Angel Goodrich added 17 points and 10 assists, and she became the Jayhawks’ all-time assists leader. Aaryn Ellenberg led the Sooners with 21 points.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) – T.J. Oshie and Andy McDonald each scored in regulation and in the shootout last night to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3. Patrik Berglund also netted a goal for the Blues, who swept its three-game road swing. St. Louis goalie Jake Allen made 28 saves.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — With Chris Carpenter possibly out for the season, the St. Louis Cardinals are hoping for more wins and innings from Jaime Garcia. After going 13-7 in 2011, the 26-year-old left-hander struggled to a 7-7 record in just 20 starts last year. Manager Mike Matheny says Garcia looks great so far this spring.
Danica Patrick is the first woman in NASCAR history to win the pole for the Daytona 500. One day after recording the fastest lap in practice, Patrick made her qualifying lap around the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway at 196.434 mph to grab the top starting position for the February 24th season-opener in the Sprint Cup Series.