Lincoln County boys edge Bobcats, 55-52

Four White Pine High defenders collapse on Lincoln County’s McClain O’Connor as he drives to the basket. (Lincoln County Record photo)

Four White Pine High defenders collapse on Lincoln County’s McClain O’Connor as he drives to the basket. (Lincoln County Record photo)

The White Pine High School Bobcats lost to a three point shot with 2.1 seconds remaing in the game against the Lincoln County Lynx on Friday.
In what was a back-and-forth game, both teams got hot in the fourth quarter. The first six minutes of the final period saw lead changes with almost every trip down the court. Lincoln broke the game wider open to 50-48 with a three point shot with 2:36 remaining in the game. The Bobcats hung on and tied things back up 52-52 with less than a minute to go. The Bobcats held a 10 point lead with 2:14 remaining in the second period, but the Lynx rallied to tie the game 25-25.
Nick Johnson led the Bobcats in scoring with 21 points. Seth Lester contributed 11 points and was also perfect from the free throw line.
The Bobcats have back to back home games coming up, facing North Tahoe on Friday, followed by Incline on Saturday. The Bobcats will have a break before going back on the road to face Pershing County on Jan. 10.

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