After two consecutive wins, the Lincoln Boys Basketball team strolled into a packed Waukee Fieldhouse with confidence on Tuesday night. Lincoln’s quest to take down the undefeated Warriors fell away in the third quarter when Waukee was able to stretch the 13-point WHS halftime lead out to 29 on the back of a 24-8 period.
Lincoln’s offense struggled mightily and the Railsplitters finished with just 41 points, which was 21 points below average for the Rails and the lowest scoring total on the year for the Southsiders.
On the flip side, Waukee was red-hot in all facets offensively. Waukee’s 25 made baskets came on 20 assists. The Warriors shot 57 percent from the field and 10-of-19 from three, which put their effective field goal percentage at an astounding 69 percent.
Waukee also owned the paint, besting the Rails 26-20 in paint points and out-rebounding them 34-26.
Lincoln did show its teeth in the first half, jumping out to an early lead midway through the first and closing the last two minutes of the half with a big run to cut the deficit from 18 to 11.
Another big test awaits the Rails as they travel to the north side to take on the 8-2 North Polar Bears on Friday night. Varsity tip-off is scheduled for 7:45pm.
CIML Metro Standings
North (5-0), 8-2 Overall
Hoover (4-1), 8-3 Overall
Lincoln (3-2), 4-5 Overall
Ottumwa (2-3), 3-8 Overall
East (1-4), 1-8 Overall
Roosevelt (0-5), 2-8 Overall