SHINNSTON, W.Va. — Four Cougars scored in double digits and they drained 11 3-pointers in a 76-40 win over Tucker County.

Lincoln broke open a close game at halftime with an impressive third quarter effort. The Cougars led 32-27 at the break before outscoring the Mountain Lions 27-6 in the third.

“I thought we did a good job taking advantage of our opportunities,” said Lincoln head coach Rob Hawkins. “When they had wide open threes they were taking it. We took advantage of some mismatches when we had it. We did a good job finding open people and running stuff when we were supposed to.”

Victoria Sturm led all scorers with 24 points.

“Vic can score in so many ways. She runs the floor well. We posted her up a couple times. She gives a great effort every night.”

Allison Rockwell scored 15 points while Brynne Williams added 13. Emily Jett chipped in with 10.

“They played off our bigs and Allison and Brynne can shoot it. Brynne had a big first half shooting the three and Allison had a big second half shooting the three.”

Terra Kuhn led the Mountain Lions (9-5) with 20 points.

Lincoln (9-4) suffered narrow losses to Winfield and Fairmont Senior this week and they will host North Marion (13-1) in a key Big 10 Conference contest Tuesday evening.

“This is a week to prove how good we are. We need to go in Tuesday and compete and get one of these games. If we want to be considered one of the elite teams in the state, at some point we are going to have to beat one of the elite teams in the state.”