Lincoln High boy's basketball offense held in check by De La Salle

Devin Chen/Special to the S.F. ExaminerSigns of progress: Lincoln’s Davion Telfor showed glimpses of his potential in Tuesday’s loss to De La Salle.

Devin Chen/Special to the S.F. ExaminerSigns of progress: Lincoln’s Davion Telfor showed glimpses of his potential in Tuesday’s loss to De La Salle.

Even after a dismal offensive first half against visiting De La Salle High School, the Lincoln boys’ basketball team had a glimmer of hope when it hit two consecutive baskets early in the third quarter to cut the Spartans’ lead to 28-15.

That hope was squashed quickly and soundly by the defending North Coast Section Division I champions, who went on a 10-0 run and never looked back in a 56-26 win over the Mustangs on Tuesday.

Arizona-bound De La Salle senior shooting guard Elliot Pitts started the third-quarter run with a 3-pointer from the left-hand corner, finished with a game-high 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the floor and was the only player on either team to score more than eight points.

#link_box { width: 150px; height: auto; margin: 0; padding: 0; margin: 10px 20px 10px 0px; padding: 10px; background-color: #fbfade; /* ecru – light yellow */ border: 1px solid #343a25; /* green – for summer arts */ float: left; font-family: arial, sans serif; font-size: 11px; } #link_box img, #link_box a { border 0px; border-style: none; outline: none; } #link_box h1 { margin: 0; padding: 5px; border-bottom: 1px solid #ddd; text-transform: none; color: #8A0808; font-family: arial, sans serif; font-weight: bold; font-size: 15px; text-align: center; } #link_box h2 { margin: 0; padding: 5px; border-bottom: 1px solid #ddd; text-transform: none; color: #000; font-family: arial, sans serif; font-weight: bold; font-size: 10px; text-align: center; } #link_box ul { list-style: none; margin: 0; padding: 0; border: none; } #link_box li { margin: 0px padding: 0px; border-bottom: 1px solid #ddd; border-bottom-width: 1px; } #link_box li a { display: block; padding: 5px 5px 5px 15px; /* Padding for bullet */ /* border-bottom: 1px solid #ddd; border-bottom-width: 1px; */ color: #000; width: 100%; width: auto; /* height: auto; */ /* border: 1px solid blue; */ margin: 0px; font-family: arial, sans serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px; text-decoration: none; } #link_box li a: before { /* background-position: top left; */ } #link_box li a:hover { background-color: #ddd; color: #000; }

“We came out a little careless and we had to get them going, then they refocused,” De La Salle coach Frank Allocco said.

Pitts’ smooth jump shot, along with several cutting layups, provided almost all of the offense for the Spartans (4-1), but the difference was ultimately their defense, which limited Lincoln (0-7) to its lowest point total since the 2005-06 season, when the Mustangs lost to De Anza of Richmond 83-25.

Lincoln shot just 26 percent from the floor and 0-for-10 from 3-point range, while the Spartans were efficient and surgical in half-court sets, and shot 49 percent from the field.

Lincoln’s relatively undersized (6-foot-1), big-bodied junior Davion Telfor scored six points and is still an unpolished offensive player, but is the Mustangs’ most versatile threat. He made an immediate impression against the Spartans with two highlight-reel blocks, and went on to lead Lincoln with three steals.

Preps sports coverage provided in partnership by The San Francisco Examiner and SanFranPreps.com

Lincoln High SchoolPrep Sportssan francisco prep sportssports

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

A cyclist heads past an artistic sign onto Page Street, a Slow Street, at Stanyan Street near Golden Gate Park on Monday, April 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Push to make street closures permanent meets with resistance

Hastily thrown together during the pandemic, Slow Streets program now struggles to build support

Agnes Liang, who will be a senior at Mission High School, is running for one of the two student representative seats on the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Turbulent year on school board leaves student delegates undeterred

Around this time last year, Shavonne Hines-Foster and Kathya Correa Almanza were… Continue reading

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Three people killed in SF shootings in less than 24 hours

San Francisco police were scrambling Saturday to respond to a series of… Continue reading

Muni operator Angel Carvajal drives the popular boat tram following a news conference celebrating the return of the historic F-line and subway service on Friday, May 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor, transit officials celebrate return of Muni service

Mayor London Breed and city transit officials gathered Friday to welcome the… Continue reading

San Francisco police investigated the scene of a police shooting near Varney Place and Third Street on May 7. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFPD shooting may prompt new body camera rules for plainclothes cops

Police chief says incident ‘should not have happened’

Most Read