ANTWERP - Still looking for their first win of the season the Lincolnview Lady Lancers traveled to Antwerp for a non conference match-up with the Archers. The Lancers came out strong to open with an 8-2 lead over the Archers but a 15-0 Antwerp run spoiled the Lancers bid for their first win. Antwerp held off a late Lancer surge to post a 47-38 win.

Lincolnview opened with a traditional three-point play by Zadria King followed by a two point bucket from Antwerp’s Astianna Coppes. Sophomore Kendall Bollenbacher answered with a three-pointer and a two-point basket to push the Lincolnview margin to 8-2. Coppes would answer for the Archers, scoring the next seven points to put the Archers on top 9-8 and forcing Head Coach Kyle Williams to call timeout with 1:52 remaining in the first quarter. A Tiera Gomez bucket late in the quarter had Antwerp leading after the initial period 11-8.

The Archers would put the game out of reach for the Lancers with a 17 point burst in the second quarter while holding their opponent to a single basket that came from King at the 2:57 mark. Antwerp would score the final ten points of the half to enjoy a 28-10 lead at the break.

“That’s the way it’s been this year. We play a great quarter and then a bad quarter. We play pretty good in spurts but we don’t have an extended bench and therefore our longevity isn’t there. Our rebounding wasn’t good tonight and we had many open looks, good shots, but the ball just didn’t go in the basket,” said Head Coach Kyle Williams.

Lincolnview responded in the third stanza scoring the first ten points and closing the gap to single digits 28-20. A Heather Oberlin close range two-pointer stopped the run with 3:09 remaining and the Archers leading 30-20. Late in the quarter Bollenbacher and Jackman scored to pull the Lancers to within six at 32-26 but a Karsyn Brumett back-door lay up at the buzzer had the Archers up 34-26 heading into the final eight minutes.

“I was really pleased with the play of some of our younger kids tonight. Mackayla Jackman is a freshman and she got some meaningful minutes in only her second varsity game and sophomore Kendall Bollenbacher had nine points and played really hard when she was on the court,” said Williams.

In the fourth quarter a Jackman basket got the Lancers within six at 37-31 but the Archers would score the next seven points to up their lead to 44-31 with less than two minutes remaining. Linconview’s Jordan Decker scored the final five points including a three-pointer to led the Lancers in scoring with 11.

“I thought we established our post presence early in the game and played well. Heater (Oberlin) did a good job and got some key rebounds. I was disappointed with our third quarter play but we gathered ourselves late and got some easy looks,” said Antwerp Head Coach Scott McMichael.

The Archers were led in scoring by Coppes who finished with 14 and Oberlin adding 11.

With the win the Archers improve to 6-6 on the season while the Lancers fall to 0-13.