Lincoln uses size, athleticism to overwhelm Hannan
WESTWEGO, LA. – Call it a learning experience.
For Archbishop Hannan, the Hawks were clearly overmatched going into their game against talented, long and athletic Lincoln High of Brooklyn, New York. The advantages did not take long to manifest themselves.
Lincoln forced 39 turnovers as the Railsplitters blitzed the Hawks 78-36 in the opening round of the Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic at the Alario Center.
The Railsplitters put enormous pressure on the Hawks from the start, forcing 11 first quarter turnovers in building a 14-5 lead. Lincoln closed the quarter on a 7-0 run. Kenechuk Wu Ndefo had five points in the quarter for Lincoln.
The turnover barrage continued in the second quarter as Hannan committed 14 more against the relentless Lincoln pressure to finish with 25 in the half. Wu Ndefo had nine points while Jasiah Lewis had eight in the half for the Railsplitters.
Lincoln started the third quarter on a 14-0 run to take a 54-9 lead and Coach Dwayne Morton substituted for all five starters with 4:15 to play in the period. It was 61-20 after three quarters.
Jasiah Lewis led three players in double figures with 14 points for Lincoln. Jaheim Williams had 13 points while Brian Stevens added 12 points for the Railsplitters.
Steven LeBlanc led the way for the Hawks (4-10) with 15 points on five 3-pointers while Cade Myers added seven points.
The win was the seventh straight for the Railsplitters (9-1). Lincoln advances to take on Sophie B. Wright in the quarterfinals Thursday at 4 p.m.
Lincoln 14 26 21 17 78
Hannan 5 4 11 16 36
LH—Jasiah Lewis 14, Jaheim Williams 13, Brian Stevens 12, Kenechuk Wu Ndefo 9, Phillip Harris 6, Curtis Gordon 6, Josh Wilson 5, Terrence Roberts 4, Ikenna Ude Smith 3, Omar Rowe 2, Delonte Harper 2
AH—Steven LeBlanc 15, Cade Myers 7, Jordan Martin 4, Mason Scariano 3, Brennan Dornan 3, Jake Dalmado 2, Brantley Taylor 2
Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic Results, Schedule
Karr 50, Scotlandville 46
Osceola (FL) 65, West Jefferson 57
Lincoln (NY) 78, Archbishop Hannan 36
Loranger 48, Warren Easton 33
Kenwood (IL) 60, Salmen 47
John Curtis Christian 53, New Iberia 13
McKinley 43, Madison Prep 40
South Terrebonne 50, St. Thomas Aquinas 45
Cabrini 54, Hahnville 44
Thibodaux 66, Zachary 62
South Lafourche 90, Destrehan 16
Dominican 35, Helen Cox 32
Karr 44, West St. John 25
Ben Franklin 37, Cohen 30
Riverside 57, Christ Episcopal 29
East Jefferson 41, Archbishop Chapelle 37
Terrebonne 49, Higgins 26
Walker 49, St. Katharine Drexel 30
Mount Carmel 66, M.L. King Charter 33
Area Prep Basketball Schedule for Thursday, Jan. 4
Lincoln (NY) vs. Sophie B. Wright, 4 p.m. (Main Court)
Landry-Walker vs. Osceola, (FL), 5:30 p.m. (Main Court)
University vs. Riverside, 7 p.m. (Main Court)
Helen Cox vs. Karr, 8:30 p.m. (Main Court)
Madison Prep vs. Scotlandville, 4 p.m. (Red Court)
Archbishop Hannan vs. Jehovah-Jireh, 8:30 p.m. (Red Court)
Country Day vs. West Jefferson, 4 p.m. (Blue Court)
Dunham vs. Covington, 8:30 p.m. (Blue Court)
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