Lincoln County vs. Danville (Girls)
Danville High School
February 8, 2019
Danville defeated Lincoln County 88-85 in overtime to knot the 45th District race at 5-1 and force the top spot to be decided by a coin flip. Several things were accomplished tonight as the Lady Admirals avenged an earlier loss of 79-64 to Lincoln County. Danville’s Ivy Turner torched the nets for 44 points tonight which makes her the all time leading scoring leader on the female side at Danville High with 2313 points and counting. This loss also was Lincoln County’s third in a row.
Danville shot 37.6% from the field including 12 of 31 from the three point line. The Lady Admirals connected on 18 of 24 free throws and pulled down 42 rebounds. Lincoln County shot 42.9% from the field including eight of 18 from beyond the arc. The Lady Patriots connected on 11 of 15 free throws and pulled down 39 rebounds.
5-8 Sr. Ivy Turner led Danville with 44 points. 5-8 So. Jenna Akers came up with a “monster” game with 26 points including eight three point baskets. 5-8 So. Lara Akers also reached double figures with 10 points.
5-11 Sr. Emma King led Lincoln County with 25 points. 6-0 Sr. Kaitlyn Wilks added 18 points. 5-6 Sr. Maddie Boyle, 5-10 Sr. Zaria Napier, and 5-10 Jr. Trinity Shearer also reached double figures with 14, 13, and 11 points respectively.
Lincoln County (85) – King 25, Napier 13, Wilks 18, Boyle 14, Shearer 11, Anna Lane 4.
Danville (88) – J. Akers 26, L. Akers 10, Tandy 1, Burnett 5, Turner 44, Bradshaw 2.
This game was a classic and with the talented teams and players in the 12th Region there have been several showcase games with several probably in the future as tournament play looms. A special thanks to fans who provided me with updates and I have had the privilege of covering both these teams this season and both teams have excellent coaching and are loaded with talent.