A whirlwind of three-pointers helped Lincoln create a sizable lead in a flash in the first half, and the Abes coasted to a 66-47 win over Hazen this evening at Rogers High School in their 3A district opener.
The Abes led 7-6 midway through the first quarter when Trevion Brown drove for a layup to ignite a 27-2 run in just over four minutes of game time. Brown – who finished with a team-high 18 points – sank all four of his three-pointers during the run, the last of which put the Abes up 34-8 with 7:05 to go until halftime. Josiah Barsh added two threes and Ahmaad Rorie sank another trey during the stretch.
Hazen could never threaten the Abes from that point on, as the Highlanders shot just 15-for-52 from the field and 2-for-15 from three-point range.
Barsh and Rorie finished with 12 points apiece for Lincoln, while Justiss Warren added nine points and Justice Martion tallied seven points and 10 rebounds. Dominic Green led Hazen with 18 points.
Lincoln now prepares for a long road trip south to face Columbia River at Hudson’s Bay High School on Wednesday night at 6 p.m.
LINCOLN: Trevion Brown 18, Ahmaad Rorie 12, Josiah Barsh 12, Justiss Warren 9, Justice Martion 7, Cameron Collins 3, Dionte Simon 3, Cameron Smith 2
HAZEN: Dominic Green 18, Anthony Phillips 11, Connor O’Hearn 8, Andy Jolly 5, Derek DeMers 3, Isaiah Davis 1, Justin Takeuchi 1