Creek, Lincoln Prep split hoops action

Mallory Smith (5) drives past a Lincoln Prep defender during the Lady Cougars district win Friday night. (Photo by Darrell James)

by Malcolm Butler

Cedar Creek and Lincoln Prep split District 2-1A action Friday night at the Brickhouse with the Lady Cougars winning 58-22 and the Panthers prevailing 66-38.

Lady Cougars 58, Lady Panthers 22

Cedar Creek (18-4, 5-0) got off to a strong start, outscoring Lincoln Prep (2-18, 1-4) 15-0 in the first quarter en route to the 36-point victory over the Lady Panthers. Creek swept the season series from Lincoln Prep with the win.

Lizzie McAdams scored a game-high 19 points, including a trio of three-pointers while Lillian Soto and Olivia Underwood each added eight points. Allie Furr and Mallory Smith scored six points each.

After a balanced first quarter by the Lady Cougars that saw Furr and smith each net four points, McAdams (7 points) and Soto (6 points) took over the in second quarter leading Creek to a 32-9 halftime advantage.

McAdams picked up where she left off after halftime, netting 10 of Creek’s 20 points in the third quarter, while Underwood added five points, including a three-pointer.

Creek sent to its bench in the fourth quarter as Baylee Maboue (4 points) and Caroline James (2 points) totaled the Creek’s points.

The Lady Cougars will travel to Ouachita Christian Tuesday for a chance to win the outright district title with a win over the Lady Eagles. Tipoff is at 6 p.m.


Panthers 66, Cougars 38

In the boys game, it was Lincoln Prep (16-4, 5-0) that jumped out to the quick start as the Panthers saw six different players score in the opening period en route to a 21-7 first quarter advantage.

Brandon Heard netted eight more points in the second quarter as the Panthers pushed their advantage out to 39-19 at the half.

Davis Walsworth (7 points), Jack Echols (5 points) and Carter Hill (5 points) paced the Cougars in the opening 16 minutes of play while Heard (12 points), Stephen Burks (6 points) and Kobe Mack (6 points) led the Panthers.

Lincoln Prep continued to get a balanced offensive attack in the third quarter with six players finding the scorebook, led by Heard and Burks with five points each. The Panthers led 60-27 entering the fourth quarter.

Connor Johnson, Jack Bell and Noah Martin each connected on three-pointers in the fourth quarter for Cedar Creek (9-12, 2-3) who fell for the second time against Lincoln Prep this season.

Heard led LP with 17 points and 7 assists while Burks added 11 points. Bralyn Mayfield added nine points.

Creek was led by Echols with 8 points and Carter and Walsworth each added 7 points.

The Cougars travel to face OCS Tuesday at 6 p.m. Lincoln Prep faces St. Frederick Tuesday.

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