Lincoln claims 5th place in the Collinsville Tournament
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[December 30, 2021] With
three wins and just one loss in the 2021 Collinsville Prairie Farms
Holiday Tournament, the Lincoln Railers finished in 5th place on
Wednesday afternoon as they defeated Granite City 51-38.
Elijah Pollice guided the Railers to a 13-6 first quarter lead, as he
poured in seven points. Payton Cook had four points in the first
At the half Lincoln was up 22-18, thanks to an exciting three at the
buzzer by Camden Nelson.
Nelson carried the momentum into the third quarter, where he hit a
couple more threes early on. Aidan Gowin earned his first points of the
game in the third quarter. Gowin completed the layup and the Ďand oneí
to stretch the Lincoln lead to 33-24 with just under three minutes left
in the quarter. Gowinís three near the end of the quarter allowed
Lincoln to lead 38-31 over the Warriors.
The Railers were able to keep Granite City at a respectable distance in
the fourth quarter. Nelsonís two free throws with 1:18 left to play gave
Lincoln a double-digit lead, 48-38 the score. Pollice would finish the
Railers scoring at the free throw line and Lincoln claims the 51-38
victory over Granite City.
Elijah Pollice led Lincoln with 14 points. Payton Cook and Camden Nelson
each had 11 points.
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The Railers improve to 12-1 on the season.
Lincoln will play at Charleston on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. The
JV will start at 6:00 p.m. The Varsity is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
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