The Lincoln Hornets defended their homestead last Tuesday against the Independence Indees to win 74-72.

A strong first half performance from the Hornets allowed them to survive a late game rally from the Indees.

"The first 30 minutes of the game we played really well," said coach Matt Dale, "[It] might have been the best stretch of basketball we have played all year."

In tight games every shot counts, especially every shot that adds points on the board, and that's where Lincoln pulled away.

As a team they were able to make 50 percent of their shots whereas Independence only sunk around 40 percent of their shots.

The Hornets efficient attack was led by Zach Sheffer who scored 19 points with an accuracy of 60 percent.