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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL

Lincoln boys basketball readies for league play

Zebras host Bear River Jan. 10
By: Staff Report
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STOCKTON _ The Lincoln High boys basketball team made it eight-straight last week with a 59-43 victory over Stagg.

Fighting Zebras head coach Robert Ash has his club believing in itself with the Pioneer Valley League set to start in a week. But a real test will come Wednesday against Del Oro, a perennial force in the Sierra Foothill League.

The Golden Eagles defeated the Wildcats for third place in the Whitney Winter Tournament last week. Del Oro comes into Lincoln with a 10-4 preseason record; the Zebras were 11-4.

Regardless of the outcome of that game, Lincoln was making final preparations for a run at the PVL title.

The Zebras are playing balanced basketball with three players averaging in double figures in scoring. The team is shooting 33 percent from beyond the 3-point arc, 42 percent inside of it and 70 percent from the foul line. The boys in blue are also pulling down an average of 41 rebounds a game.

Lincoln 59, Stagg 43

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Bear River (11-3) 58-53 win over San Juan

Center (4-9) 80-62 win over North Valleys

Foothill (6-9) 45-35 loss to Granada Hills

Placer (12-4) 78-66 loss to Del Campo

Colfax (13-3) 67-62 win over Union Mine