Lincoln County rolls Big Blacks


By Paul Boggs - pboggs@civitasmedia.com



HAMLIN, W. Va. — A two-point third quarter was the downfall for Point Pleasant on Tuesday night, as the visiting Big Blacks lost at Lincoln County 64-39 in a boys basketball tilt.

The Big Blacks, which suffered their seventh consecutive defeat and dropped below .500 to 10-11, trailed the Panthers 25-23 at halftime.

However, Lincoln landed a 15-point third period compared to only two points for Point Pleasant —a basket by Will Harbour.

Thus, the Panthers pulled away from that 40-25 lead at the third stop, outscoring the Big Blacks 24-14 in the fourth frame for the 64-39 final.

Lincoln County climbed to 15-6 with the win, as Nathanial Spencer scored 22 points to pace the Panthers and all scorers.

Jacob Ashley added 14 points, and Corey Rusk recorded 13.

For the Big Blacks, Parker Rairden —recording two twos, two threes and a foul shot —registered a team-high 11 points.

Cason Payne, scoring seven in the fourth quarter, posted 10 points on three total field goals and 3-of-4 foul shots.

Camron Long lauded all seven of his markers in the opening half, including a pair of three-pointers.

Harbour had three second-half field goals for six points, while Trace Derenberger —on a first-quarter field goal and free throw — and Matt Martin — on a pair of first-period free throws — rounded out the Big Blacks’ scoring.

Point Pleasant made 13 total field goals —eight deuces and five treys.

The Big Blacks return home to conclude the regular season on Friday night — when they host Mason County rival Wahama.

Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106

By Paul Boggs

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