LINCOLN — Lincoln High School senior center Jermaine Hamlin scored 29 points, including two free throws with under a second to go in overtime, to lead the Railers to a 69-67 victory over Bloomington.
The 6-foot-10 Hamlin was 11 of 15 from the field and made 7 of 9 free throws as the Railers, ranked sixth in Class 3A, improved to 23-2.
Hamlin also grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Lincoln to a 24-23 edge on the boards.
Kaden Froebe added 14 points, five rebounds and three assists for the Railers, while Dylan Singleton scored 12 points.
Lincoln shot 58 percent from the field (28 of 48) to 49 percent for BHS (25 of 51). Lincoln was 9 of 12 at the free-throw line and the Raiders sank 11 of 17.
BHS coach Micheal Mosley, who was not happy with officiating, said the Raiders "had good ball movement" on offense, adding, "We got some threes and took their zone apart.”
As for guarding Hamlin, Mosley said, "We had to be able to guard the post and make plays."