Lincoln Struggles In Win Over Windsor

Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
The Lincoln Cardinals defeated the Windsor Mustangs at home on Tuesday night 48-43. Foul trouble with their star player and  missed free throws kept the Cardinals from overpowering a team without a senior.
The Mustangs, to their credit, made one of the most difficult shots in basketball all night long in the straight -in five footer. The reason being is that there is indecision with banking the ball high off the glass or just shooting the clean shot.
Also, Windsor passed the ball inside to the open man cutting to the basket with expertise. Their downside was that they couldn’t stop Bo Kroenke, who had 24 points. However, Kroenke was just 5-13 from the free throw line although he hit three in a row in the fourth .
Jackson Beaman,  plagued with four fouls, came to the rescue with four free throws in the last minute of the game to seal the deal.
Beaman picked up two early fouls in the first half and sat the bench. Then he picked up two fouls in a matter of 45 seconds on a charge and a ticky-tacky blocking call in the third quarter.
The defensive play of the game came with 14 seconds left as Tanner Bays thundery blocked a shot out of bounds.
Parker Engles was 4-4 from the line in the third. Beaman and Nathan Jobe each had seven points .
Ryan Dixon had 20 for Windsor.
Lincoln led 36-28 after three, 27-18 at the half and 12-7 after one.
In the back and forth JV battle, Lincoln won 49-47.