The Loggers rally late, roll to victory over The Archers


Richard Bailey, Editor

The Lincoln Land Loggers men’s basketball team rolled to an overtime victory to defeat St. Louis Community College with a score of 75-72.

The Loggers got off to a rough start, at one point finding themselves down by 10 points early in the game.  At the half, the Archers held the 29-24 advantage. Near the end of regulation, Freshman Julain Barr nailed a three-point shot from the logo with :03 left to tie the game at 63. A half-court shot attempt by St. Louis went wide of its intended target.

In the extra period, the Loggers looked to have the game in hand, but a miscommunication on an inbound gave St. Louis the opportunity to score and cut their deficit to 1. Quentez Edwards stepped up to the free-throw line and knocked both down to give Lincoln Land their final 75-72 lead with :06 remaining. St. Louis attempted one last near half-court desperation shot, but it went wide and the Loggers came out on top.

Julian Barr was a standout player during the game and ended the game with 25 points – with 19 of the 25 coming in the second half. Freshman Ky’Lun Rivers went 9-10 from the free-throw line, including 4-4 in the overtime period, to end with 20. This is the first time this year two Loggers have scored 20+ in the same game. Quintez Edwards also went 4-4 at the free-throw line in the overtime frame and ended with 15 points. Start to finish, this was one of the Loggers’ best efforts of the year, holding St. Louis to 26% shooting on the game. Lincoln Land also had one of their lowest turnover outputs of the game with 12.

Lincoln Land moves to 2-10 on the season. They will face Danville Area Community College at home on Thursday evening.