Rails Defense Shines in a 4-0 Week Two

The Lincoln Boys Varsity Basketball team picked up three wins at Simpson College this past weekend and a Central Iowa Summer League win over DC-G on Tuesday night. The 4-0 week put them at 9-1 overall at the halfway point of the June live period.

Josiah Conkrite led the Railsplitters in scoring over the last four games at 14 points per game. During that span Conkrite shot 59 percent from two and 33 percent behind the arc.

Nate Feller averaged 9.5 points and six boards per game on 46 percent shooting from the field. Feller led the Rails with a +/- rating of +48 over the last four games. This means that the entire team was 48 points to the good during Nate’s time on the floor.

Senior center Logan Sharp had a big week for the Rails as well, scoring just under eight points per game on 65 percent shooting. Sharp also averaged eight rebounds. Logan’s counterpart, junior Maiwut Jock, gained a lot of attention for a block that led to a dunk in the Urbandale game. Jock shot 54 percent in week two with three blocks and five rebounds per game.

Lincoln 64, Norwalk 52:

Highlights

Norwalk won 22 games last year and was a state qualifier in class 3A. In the 2017-2018 campaign, the Warriors shot 52 percent from the field and 41.2 percent from three.

On Saturday morning at Simpson College, the Rails held Norwalk to 37 percent shooting and 37 percent from three.

The Warriors edged the Rails in three point makes and percentage but Lincoln outscored Norwalk 36-18 in the paint and out-rebounded the Warriors by 17.

Conkrite and Feller each had 11 for the Rails. Felix Gallagher finished with nine points and eight rebounds.

Lincoln 62, Carlisle 49:

Highlights

Much like game one, Lincoln held Carlisle to 37 percent shooting in the afternoon game at Simpson. The Rails struggled from the field, only shooting 33 percent but were able to draw 22 free throw attempts, converting on 16.

Feller led the Rails in scoring with 16 points on 4-of-8 shooting while grabbing seven rebounds. Conkrite scored 13 on a 3-of-7 performance behind the three point line.

Lincoln 47, Urbandale 41:

The nightcap of the Simpson Classic saw Lincoln stumble out of the gate against Urbandale, but ride a 26-6 second half run to victory.

Urbandale was held to 35 percent shooting from the field and 23 percent from deep as the Rails converted on 40 percent of their field goal attempts.

Again, Lincoln won the points in the paint battle, 32-18. The Rails also out-rebounded the Jayhawks by a count of 44-22.

Conkrite led the Rails in scoring with 15 on 6-of-10 from the field. Logan Sharp had seven points and nine rebounds while fellow post Maiwut Jock had six points and seven rebounds.

Lincoln 57, Dallas Center-Grimes 43:

A red hot Mustangs three point effort to start the Central Iowa Summer League contest on Tuesday night left the Rails in a 20-20 tie as the end of the first half approached.

DC-G put on a three-point air show in the first half before the Rails buckled down and turned a 20-20 tie into a 50-28 lead.

The Mustangs finished at just 37.8 percent from the field but were 6-of-14 from deep. Lincoln shot a touch under 40 percent from the field and connected on just 5-of-19 from deep.

The separation came in the hustle stats. The Rails scored 19 points off turnovers, 21 second chance points and beat DC-G 34-20 on points in the paint.

Conkrite scored 17 points on 8-of-15 shooting despite struggling from three at 1-for-6. Nate Feller scored nine points and had six rebounds. Logan Sharp finished with eight points and eight rebounds. Maiwut Jock came down with six rebounds, two assists and three steals from the center spot.

Juniors Ben Badger and Kamron Francis each scored seven points.2017_Basketball_1208-39

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