Friday, Dec. 14 2012 4:21PM
Lees Summit rolls past Lincoln Prep
By Stephanie Yeagle
It was one Tiger vs. another Tiger.
But Lees Summit scratched harder in the consolation semifinal game against Lincoln Prep and didnt look back, fighting to a 61-30 victory in the Lees Summit North Bronco Invitational Nov. 28.
I think we played really well, senior forward Abby Hinkle said. We played as a team together and we did a lot of good things.
It was definitely a sweeter change from their 60-55 loss to Staley in the first round.
I feel like we did a lot better, Hinkle said. We had a lot more offensive rebounds and a lot more defensive rebounds. We just harder and we drove more.
After pulling ahead to a 19-8 lead in the first quarter, Lincoln Prep scored two baskets in a row in the start of the second quarter. But Lees Summit followed with two free throws from Hinkle, plus a shot and a basket from senior forward Regan Dodd to make the score 25-12.
Lincoln Prep put in a basket, but Lees Summit went on another run, this time for 10 points to move ahead to a 35-14 advantage and led 38-19 at halftime. Lees Summit kept it up in the start of the third quarter, as sophomore center Micah Wilson scored a basket, followed by a shot and a three-pointer from Dodd to put the team ahead at 45-19.
Going into the fourth quarter, Lees Summit led 50-27. Lincoln Prep put in two free throws, but Lees Summit responded with a basket from sophomore guard Eriyonna Irvin and two from Wilson, plus two free throws from freshman point guard Mo Mosier to give Lees Summit a 58-29 lead. Two Lincoln Prep players fouled out in the final minutes of the physical game as Irvin added another basket and free throw to seal the victory.
Irvin led the team with 11 total points, followed by Hinkle with 10 points. Wilson and Dodd had nine points each and sophomore guard Natalie Dummitt had eight points. Junior forward Rachel Pate netted seven points, Mosier had five points and junior point guard Taylor Gilkey added two points.
Lees Summit, 1-1, takes on Notre Dame de Sion in the consolation championship at 7 p.m. tonight.
I hope to win, Hinkle said. I hope to play a good team and we beat whoever we play.
The young Lees Summit team is led by Hinkle and Dodd, the lone seniors.
We are doing good, Hinkle said. We are trying to be leaders to them and help them out. We are all doing really good as a team and I think we are going to have a successful year.