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Cambridge City Lincoln girls win Wayne Co. tourney

By The NEWS-EXAMINER

HAGERSTOWN — Allie Owens scored 14 points, and got plenty of assistance from teammates Olivia Davis (10 points), and the duo of Laynie Russell (9) and Hannah Hall (8), as the Cambridge City Lincoln girls basketball team won the Wayne County basketball tournament, defeating Northeastern 45-43 in the championship game.

The game was a showcase of streaky shooting, as Northeastern’s Jenna McFarland went first with a trio of 3-pointers in the opening frame, staking the Lady Knights to an 18-10 lead.

By halftime, the Lady Golden Eagles had whittled that lead to 23-20.

Then it was Owens’ turn to show what she could do from beyond the arch, nailing a trio of treys of her own. Joining her from beyond the line in the third were Hall and Russell, each of them finding the mark one time.

The flurry of 3-pointers allowed Lincoln to pull ahead of their Tri-Eastern Conference rivals 37-31, heading into the final stanza.

The Knights closed the gap throughout the final period, but Davis’ five tallies in the frame allowed the Eagles to maintain the two-point lead at game’s end.

McFarland led Northeastern with 15 points. She was followed by Madi Clay and Emma Wright, both of whom finished with eight points.

Lincoln finished 4-0 in the tournament, beating Seton Catholic (66-30), Union County (33-28) and Centerville (31-21) on the way to the championship game.

The Eagles travel to Union (Modoc) tonight.

Union Co.’s Coffman joins 100-win club

RICHMOND — Battling over two days at the Richmond Invitational wrestling tournament, the Union County Patriots compiled a 1-7 record.

But the big news for the team was Tucker Coffman, wrestling at 160 pounds.

Through the two days of competition, the UC grappler reached the 100-win mark, finishing the weekend at 106 victories (and counting).

Coffman finished 8-0 through the two days to lead the Patriots.

Others on the mat for UC included Matt Hampton (3-5), Kainin Klein (2-1), Logan Browning (2-5), Jordan Hertel (2-6), Mike Jones (2-6), Alex Fuller (1-4) and Morgan Krom (1-7).

As a team, Union County defeated Northeastern 23-21, but fell to Union City (42-21), Monroe Central (51-18), Winchester (54-18), Jay County (67-6), Cambridge City Lincoln (48-24), Franklin Central (71-6) and Tri High (36-12).

Union County closes its regular season on Thursday, traveling to Centerville for a Tri-Eastern Conference dual.

Franklin County girls fall to Greensburg

GREENSBURG — For one half, the Franklin County High School girls basketball team was right there with homestanding Greensburg on Friday night.

Trailing 10-6 after one quarter, the Lady Wildcats didn’t give up much in the second frame, staring down a manageable 19-14 deficit heading into the locker room.

But in the third quarter, the Lady Pirates imposed their will, outscoring FC 24-8 to take a 43-22 lead into the fourth, on the way to a 66-35 victory.

“That strong third and fourth quarter from the Lady Pirates was too much to come back from,” FC head coach Doug Robertson said.

Kamryn McCool led the Franklin County scoring effort with 15 points. Kendall McCool followed with seven tallies.

On the boards, Kamryn grabbed eight rebounds and Kendall hauled in six.

In the junior varsity game, Franklin County started slow with only three points in the opening frame, but the team rallied for a 39-32 victory.

The win by the reserves makes them 3-0 in the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference.

Kairee Hodapp led FC with 10 points and nine rebounds. Both Ashlan Hill and Camryn Brewer followed with six points each.

FC boys drop contest against Union County

LIBERTY — Trailing 19-12 after one quarter, the Franklin County boys basketball team could not get over the hump against Union County on Saturday, falling by a 57-52 final margin.

The Wildcats outscored the Patriots 11-10 in the second quarter, but trailed UC 13-9 through the third, falling behind 42-32 heading into the final frame.

Franklin County would pull within five in the final quarter, but the Wildcats were unable to grab the lead. Hunter Mayfield finished with a double-double for FC, scoring 20 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.

Jordan Floyd also reached double figures on the scoreboard, finishing with 10 points.

Franklin County travels to East Central on Thursday.