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Lincoln opens PVL with win over Bear River

Miskell, Everett come up big
By: Staff Report
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LAKE OF THE PINES _ The Lincoln High boys basketball team shook off a five-game losing streak to win their opening Pioneer Valley League play with a 61-54 triumph over Bear River. Senior Travis Miskell and sophomore Ethan Everett both had a solid night with Miskell leading the club with 17 points, and Everett knocked down 14. Everett also picked up 20 of the Fighting Zebras’ 61 rebounds. Lincoln shot 43 percent from the floor, and that included 6-14 from beyond the 3-point arc. In spite of the Bruins 44 percent shooting from the floor, the Zebras’ defense and board work kept the hosts at bay. The boys in blue came out in the third quarter to break a 30-30 tie and take a six point lead at period’s end. Bear River battled to get back into the game in the final period, but the Zebras continued their solid shooting for a 14-13 advantage in the fourth, and the ballgame. Lincoln also hit nine of its 13 free throws, and gave the Bruins only four shots from the charity stripe. Bear River did have a turnover advantage in the contest, but not enough to slow the blue-and-gold express. The Zebras’ Kyle Lowe had eight points in the game, and hit on both of his 3-point attempts; Miskell also had two treys. Lincoln went up against Center Wednesday, and will host Foothill Friday before heading for Placer next week. Lincoln 61, Bear River 54 Zebras 15 15 17 14 – 61 Bruins 13 17 11 13 – 54 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Lincoln – T Miskell 6-9, 17, M Salgado 3-9, 6, S Venturino 2-5, 5, A Felt 2-2, 5, E Everett 5-11, 14, K Lowe 2-9, 8, J Pallas 3-4, 6. Bear River – J Beskeen 8-16, 16, B Wooner 4-10, 10, CJ Olsen 2-3, 5, J Cassar 5-10, 11, T McGhee 2-8, 6, N Bachus 3-8, 6. Rebounds – Lincoln 61, Bear River 24. Turnovers – Lincoln 14, Bear River 5. Pioneer Valley League Boys Basketball Standings Team W L GB Off Def Dif Foothill 1 0 - 59.1 49.3 9.7 Center 1 0 - 65.1 55.8 9.3 Lincoln 1 0 - 58.9 54.0 4.9 Placer 0 1 1 61.2 55.5 5.7 Colfax 0 1 1 54.1 55.6 -1.4 Bear River 0 1 1 58.1 53.6 4.5 W – wins, L – losses, GB – games behind, Off – scoring average, Def – opponent’s average, Dif - difference