The loss was the first in league play for White Pine and moved Lincoln (10-4, 6-1) back into a three-way tie with Needles (14-5, 6-1) and White Pine (7-2, 6-1).
Easton Tingey added eight points for Lincoln. Debra Kingston had 14 points for White Pine and Kadi Finicum scored 11, as only four White Pine players got in the scoring column.
Coach Lori Cheeney said it was a good win for the girls even though they didn’t play as well as she had hoped. “We continued to miss a lot of good shots and we had our share of turnovers, too. However, we worked really hard. The girls put out maximum effort from the tip off until the final buzzer and that made all the difference, even when things went wrong.”
Lincoln also trailed at halftime in their match with Needles last Friday, but rallied in the second half to force a 42-all tie with 2:23 remaining. Behind 47-44, the Lynx still had a chance with 17 seconds remaining, but turned the ball over and suffered a loss to fall out of a first place tie with the Mustangs and White Pine in the Southern Division III.
Brenna Chavez scored 18 points and Jane Antone scored 10 points for Needles. Harr scored 19 points for Lincoln County.
The foul line was a definite mark of difference in the game. Lincoln was just 3-for-7 at the foul line, while Needles was 12-for-27.
“I think we are evenly matched with them. We had a lot of good shots that just didn’t fall. We’ve been working really hard on playing clean and not fouling,” Cheeney said.
Both teams struggled at getting offensive rebounds for put back shots.
Harr said, “We played aggressively and worked hard, but I don’t think we executed as much. They are a big team.”
On Saturday, Lincoln stayed near the top of the standings by routing Laughlin 63-32, coupled with Agassi’s loss to The Meadows.
Harr had 11 points, and the Lynx opened the game on a 28-4 run en route to the win.
Hannah Hafen and Kristal Jackson each added seven points for Lincoln County, which led 47-16 at the half.
Kayla Nelson scored 11 points and Teresa Chapa 10 for Laughlin (5-8, 1-5).
The Lady Lynx play a league game at home with Agassi on Friday and a non-league game with Virgin Valley (6-9) on Saturday.