Lincoln closes with 75-63 win over Colfax

Lowe scores 20 in finale
By: Staff Report
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Lincoln High boys basketball head coach Robert Ash was rewarded for having to step into a difficult situation as the Fighting Zebras downed Colfax 75-63 to close out Pioneer Valley League play and bring to a close the 2011-12 season. Lincoln finished the campaign just under .500 with a league record of 4-6, and a 13-14 overall. It was a huge improvement over last year’s six wins in 26 games, and none in the PVL. In spite of the effort, the Zebras did not make it into the Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs. Senior Kyle Lowe made the best of his farewell performance by knocking down 20 points on the Falcons. Lowe had six three-pointers in the game, four in the first half that allowed the boys in blue to take a 37-31 lead into intermission. Sophomore point guard Marcus Salgado kept his sights on the future with 13 points and four assists. His fellow sophomores Ethan Everett and Adam Felt combined for 24 points, 12 each. Of equal significance was the number of Lincoln turnovers – four. Everett’s dozen came in the second half to help quell a Colfax rally. In the fourth quarter, Lowe roped in two more treys followed by triples by Alexis Gonzales and Travis Miskell stalling the Falcons efforts to close the gap. Playing in their last game for the Fighting Zebras were Lowe, Miskell, Travis Keeler, Kyle Kramer, and Eric Corter.