Sports Writer

ANTWERP -  The Antwerp Lady Archers stepped out of conference play as the Lincolnview Lady Lancers visited the Range last Tuesday evening. The Archers started out a little slow against the hapless Lancers but managed to take the lead midway through the first quarter. The lead would never slip away from Antwerp as they posted a 47-38 win.

The Lancers, who entered the contest looking for their first win of the season, came out  strong  to lead 8-2 but a 15-0 Antwerp run spoiled the Lancers bid for their first win. Lincolnview falls to 0-13 on the season while the blue and white evens their mark at 6-6.

Lincolnview opened with a traditional three-point play by Zadria King followed by a two point bucket from Antwerp's Astianna Coppes.  Sophomore Kendall Bollenbacher answered with a three-pointer and a two-point basket to push the Lincolnview margin to 8-2. Coppes would answer for the Archers, scoring the next seven points to put the Archers on top 9-8 and forcing Head Coach Kyle Williams to call timeout with 1:52 remaining in the first quarter. A Tiera Gomez bucket late in the quarter had Antwerp leading after the initial period 11-8.

The Archers would put the game out of reach for the Lancers with a 17 point burst in the second quarter while holding their opponent to a single basket that came from King at the 2:57 mark. Antwerp would score the final ten points of the half to enjoy a 28-10 lead at the break.

"That's the way it's been this year. We play a great quarter and then a bad quarter. We play pretty good in spurts but we don't have an extended bench and therefore our longevity isn't there. Our rebounding wasn't good tonight and we had many open looks, good shots, but the ball just didn't go in the basket," said Lincolnview Head Coach Kyle Williams.

Lincolnview responded in the third stanza scoring the first ten points and closing the gap to single digits 28-20. A Heather Oberlin close range two-pointer stopped the run with 3:09 remaining  and the Archers leading 30-20. Late in the quarter Bollenbacher and Jackman scored to pull the Lancers to within six at 32-26 but a Karsyn Brumett back-door lay up at the buzzer had the Archers up 34-26 heading into the final eight minutes.

"I thought we established our post presence early in the game and played well. Heather (Oberlin) did a good job and got some key rebounds. I was disappointed with our third quarter play but we gathered ourselves late and got some easy looks," said Antwerp Head Coach Scott McMichael.

In the fourth quarter a Mackayla Jackman basket got the Lancers within six at 37-31 but the Archers would score the next seven points to up their advantage to 44-31 with less than two minutes remaining.  Linconview's Jordan Decker scored the final five points including a three-pointer to cut the Archer lead to under ten. Decker led the Lancers in scoring with 11.

"We did a decent job tonight defensively after scoring a basket. After we would score we would go to our full court press and it caused them to turn the ball over. That certainly helped us establish our lead and a play with a higher level of confidence," Coach McMichael said.

The Archers were led in scoring by Coppes who finished with 14 and Oberlin adding 11.

In the Junior Varsity contest the Antwerp Lady Archers came from behind after trailing 22-14 heading into the fourth quarter to post a 27-25 win over the Lancers.  Scoring for Lincolnview: Annie Renner seven, Carysn Looser six, Andi Webb five, Makayla Jackman four and Heather Beair three. Antwerp's leading scorers were Grace Schuette with 10 and Lydia Brewer chipping in nine.

Antwerp         11   17   6   13   - 47

Lincolnview     8      2   16  12  -38


Astianna Coppes 14, Heather Oberlin 11, Karsyn Brumett 9, Tiera Gomez 7, Alyvia Devore 4, Lydia Brewer 2.


Jordan Decker 11, Kendall Bollenbacher 9, Zadria King 9, Mackayla Jackman 6, Annie Marshall 2, Brianna Ebel 1.