On a night where legendary Lincoln Basketball coach John Carle was recognized with the Roundhouse floor named in his honor, the Lincoln Boys Basketball team won its fifth straight game for the first time since 2008.
After losing to the Bulldogs 63-60 without Logan Sharp on December 18, Sharp gave the Rails a double-double, 12 points and 11 rebounds in a 73-57 win for LHS. Josiah Conkrite led the scoring charge for the Rails, finishing with 27 points on 11-of-23 shooting. Ben Badger finished with 15 points and three assists. Nate Feller finished with 10 points and nine rebounds.
Lincoln got out to an early lead and held an advantage between 10 and 18 points through the duration of the night. Unlike the night before in Urbandale, the Rails were sharp offensively throughout the contest. Lincoln shot just under 50 percent from the field and 15-for-19 from the free throw line. The Rails finished with just six assists but only six turnovers to go with it.
The win moves Lincoln to 9-6 overall and into a tie with Hoover for second place in the CIML Metro and the Railsplitters are back at home Tuesday night with red-hot Johnston.
CIML Metro Standings
North 8-0, 12-3 Overall
Lincoln 5-3, 9-6 Overall
Hoover 5-3, 10-5 Overall
Ottumwa 3-5, 4-11 Overall
East 1-6, 1-12 Overall
Roosevelt 1-6, 3-10 Overall