S. Lincoln stops LMS boys

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Canelius Turner bangs down one of his four 3-pointers versus South Lincoln. Tribune photo by Mike Inglsbee

The LMS Tigers faced a tall, athletic South Lincoln squad that forced the home team into a face paced game in which it was not able to keep up, falling 46-35 Thursday at Lewisburg.

The Tigers were led by Canelius Turner, who scorched the Eagles for 23 of his team's 35 points.

"The difference tonight was rebounding," LMS coach David Lovell said. "They killed us on the boards and got a ton of second chance points. We sent them to the foul line and they made them."

Adjustment works

South Lincoln jumped out to a 10-2 lead before Lovell called a timeout to settle his young squad down. "I told them on offense we need to get better movement with our cuts," Lovell said. "We've got to set better screens on the ball to get Canelius open for a good look."

The Tigers did as the coach asked and Turner went on to score 10 points in the quarter behind two 3-pointers to end the quarter down 17-16.

Turner would explode for all of his team's nine points in the third quarter as the Tigers outscored the Eagles 9-7 in the frame.

Will Ogle scored eight points in the fourth for Eagles as South Lincoln finally pulled away from the scrappy Tigers for the 11-point win.

LMS-Turner 23, Rucker 6, Gold 4, McCormick 2, Howard 2.

S. Lincoln-Ogle 13, Bassham 12, Jenkins 2, Brown 8, Smith 3, J. Jenkins 4, Jacks 4.

Three-point goals-LMS; Turner 4. South Lincoln; Brown 1, Smith 1.