Balanced Lincoln rides star guards

With 15 capable players on his roster, it would be understandable if it occasionally took Lincoln girls’ basketball coach Jason Lee a few moments to find the right combination on the floor.

The simple solution: start with guards Hallie Meneses and Kelly Huey and fill in the blanks from there.

Meneses scored 20 points, Huey added 10 and the backcourt combination keyed a full-court pressure defense that forced 15 second-half turnovers as the host Mustangs knocked off International Studies Academy 61-51 Thursday.

Lincoln (11-9, 3-1 Academic Athletic Association) took control of a close game with a 14-2 second quarter run to go ahead 31-18, then opened up a 22-point lead late in the third quarter after ripping off a 10-0 spurt.

“Hallie has stepped up her game from last year and Kelly has worked out a few kinks and is really coming around,” Lee said. “[But] we have a lot of depth and I want to make sure we use everyone and tire the other team out.”

Meneses, a sophomore, had 11 points in a second quarter that saw the Mustangs outscore the Cobras 24-10. Huey made her biggest basket early in the fourth quarter, as the junior hit a runner after ISA had gone on a 13-0 run that bridged the third and fourth quarters to cut the lead to 49-40.

Angela Starks had 19 points to lead the Cobras (11-8, 3-2), while Brittney Allen added 12.

Bay Counties League Central

International 42, Waldorf 12

Rachel Beck scored 11 of her 13 points in the second quarter as the host Jaguars (11-5, 6-0) closed the first half on a 24-0 in a win over the Wolverines (4-15, 2-4).

— Staff report

Boys

Academic Athletic Association

Mission 72, Galileo 60

Demaree Hampton had 28 points to lead the Bears (15-3, 8-0) to a road win over the Lions (6-13, 1-6).

Harry Howard added 19 points and 10 rebounds for Mission, which has won 12 straight games.

— Staff report

Wallenberg 78, Marshall 44

Kurtis Wong scored 18 points and dished out six assists as the hot-shooting Bulldogs (17-2, 7-0) beat the Phoenix (6-10, 4-4) at Kezar Pavilion.

Chibuzo Emeka added 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting as Wallenberg made 29 of 43 field-goal attempts (67 percent) from inside the 3-point arc.

— Staff report

THURSDAY'S SUMMARIES

Girls

AAA

Lincoln 61,

ISA 51

ISA (11-8, 3-2)

Cora Robertson 2, Takeema Brown 4, Tori Secretario 4, Brianna Adams 2, Brittney Allen 12, Aisha Robinson 8, Angela Starks 19. Total 51.

LINCOLN (11-9, 3-1)

Kelly Huey 10, Hallie Meneses 20, Jessica Jang 2, Monica Washesu 9, Kim Chin 2, Eileen Rebhahn 2, Kelly Sung 8, Monique Thomas 6, Erika Teal 2. Total 61.

ISA 14 10 14 13 — 51

Lincoln 11 24 14 12 — 61

3-pointers: ISA—None. L—Meneses 1.

BCL CENTRAL

International 42,

Waldorf 12

WALDORF (4-15, 2-4)

Alex Hart 6, Tabeetha Sun 5, Katrina Thollaug 1. Total 12.

INTERNATIONAL (11-5, 6-0)

Rachel Beck 13 (1 3), Megan Leary 7 (1 3), Julia Hechanova 8, Heidi Kyaw 10, Veronica Paulson 2, Lillian Jahan 2. Total 42.

Waldorf 3 0 4 5 — 12

International 8 24 10 0 — 42

3-pointers: W—Hart 1. I—Beck 1, Leary 1. Rebounding leader: I—Kyaw 11. Assists leader: I—Hechanova 2.

Boys

AAA

Mission 72,

Galileo 60

MISSION (15-3, 8-0)

Demaree Hampton 28, Harry Howard 19, Grant Thomas 13, Anthony Layton 2, Ronell Foster 6, Jordan Pusung 4. Total 72.

GALILEO (6-13, 1-6)

Presler 8, Traikov 21, Sau 13, Ekeh 11, Zhao 6, Nelson 2. Total 60.

Mission 27 14 14 17 — 72

Galileo 14 17 16 13 — 60

3-pointers: M—Hampton 2, Howard 1, Thomas 1. G—Traikov 1. Rebounding leader: M—Foster 13. Assists leader: M—Hampton, Thomas 5.

Wallenberg 78,

Marshall 44

MARSHALL (6-10, 4-4)

Tony Lam 7, Lawrence Melton 15, Raydell Walker 14, Isaiah Igato 4, Charles Garner 4. Total 44.

WALLENBERG (17-2, 7-0)

Chibuzo Emeka 15, Yasir Abdu 3, Nick Keane 2, Michael Chiu 2, Victor Chew 8, Sylvester Chiu 5, Kurtis Wong 18, Travis Barabin 13, Barry Au 2, Garrett Moon 10. Total 78.

Marshall 11 13 8 12 — 44

Wallenberg 18 14 19 23 — 78

3-pointers: M—Melton 3, Walker 3, Lam 2. W—S. Chiu 1, Emeka 1, Wong 1. Rebounding leader: W—Barabin 12. Assists leader: W—Wong 6.

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