After struggling from behind the three-point line in the opening two games of the season, the Des Moines Lincoln Boys Basketball team caught fire early against East Friday night and were never extinguished in what ended in a 116-39 win.
Lincoln’s high-octane style on both ends mixed with East’s speed and created a game that featured about 170 total possessions between both teams. In comparison, Lincoln’s clash with Ankeny Tuesday night featured around 120.
What the Railsplitters accomplished on Friday night was special. Lincoln scored 116 points on 44 made field goals and 31 of those field goals were assisted. Lincoln converted on 21-of-40 attempts from the three-point line and all 12 Railsplitters varsity players scored.
Despite only playing three quarters, Senior Nate Feller dumped in 39 points on 15-of-21 from the field and 8-of-12 from three. Feller also had five rebounds and five assists. Ben Badger finished with 17 points, a staggering 11 assists, six rebounds in three steals.
Lincoln’s bench had a phenomenal night as well as sophomore Aidan Cord finished with 11 points, senior Kamron Francis and junior Ryan Rand each had 10.
The Rails hope to keep the hot hand on Tuesday night with a tough trip to Ames on the docket. The Little Cyclones are 3-2 in the early season, including a 40-36 win at Urbandale on Friday night.
CIML Metro Standings
Lincoln 1-0 Metro, 2-1 Overall
North 1-0, 2-2
Hoover 1-0, 2-3
Ottumwa 0-1, 2-2
Roosevelt 0-1, 0-4
East 0-1, 0-4