Lincoln Struggles In Tourney Game Win

By: 
Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
The fourth seeded Lincoln Cardinals held on Saturday afternoon to defeat fifth seeded Smithton 50-43 in the Kaysinger tournament in Sedalia.
In a sluggish game early, the Cardinals led 7-6 after one. With the score 11-8, the Smithton coach received a warning from a referee for being too vocal about the calls against his team.
Both teams struggled shooting the ball as Lincoln led 19-13 at halftime.
Jackson Beaman limped to the locker room with an apparent sprained ankle at the 5:28 mark in the third.
Bo Kroenke would respond with Lincoln’s top gun out and carry the Cardinals to a 33-30 lead after three after leading 31-21.
Beaman would make a brief appearance in the fourth and make some nice passes and then sat down for the night. He ended with three points.
Freshman Caden Smallwood started and made the first bucket of the game. He had a huge tip -in late and a free throw. He ended with 13 points.
Free throw shooting saved Lincoln at the end with Nathan Jobe going 3-4 and Kroenke 3-3. Jobe had seven much needed  points as Kroenke led with a gut- check 18.
Lincoln now 10-6 plays #1 Sacred Heart on Thursday.

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