Ellsworth earns two wins on Lincoln’s court

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Bearcat Avery Haxton goes all in to gain possession of the ball Friday against Lincoln.

LINCOLN — The Ellsworth Bearcats boys’ and girls’ teams proved to be double trouble for the Lincoln Leopards Friday night, defeating the home team and earning two late-season victories. Both Ellsworth teams made their presence known early and often as they outscored Lincoln by more than 30 points in each matchup.

Ellsworth Bearcats (Boys) 58, Lincoln Leopards 26

Despite a slow start, the Bearcats led the game 14-8 by the end of the first quarter. That lead was enough to spark the Bearcats, which headed into halftime on top, 30-16. Even with the halftime break, Ellsworth only gained momentum, leading 44-20 by the end of the third quarter. In the final minutes of the game, Ellsworth shut down Lincoln’s attempts to close the gap. Leading the Bearcats were Bransen Schulte, with 14 points and John Kyler with 12 points. Avery Haxton and Braden Schulte each had 10 points while Hayden Rogers had eight points.



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