EL CAJON — Lincoln High School has the tallest basketball team in the City Central League, but when the Hornets fell behind Christian Tuesday, 19-12, Lincoln Coach Ron Loneski looked to his shorter players.
With the smaller lineup, Lincoln moved ahead, 28-26, by halftime and, held on for a 67-51 victory at Christian. Lincoln (4-0, 11-5) gained sole possession of first place in the City Central League.
"I feel any one of my kids could start for any team in this league, and I'm not afraid to play them," Loneski said. "That enables us to go with a big team or a smaller, quicker team. In the second quarter, we took our big guys out and put in our pressing team."
Christian (3-1, 13-5) slowed the tempo in the first period, passing inside to 6-foot 5-inch sophomore Darryl White for six of his nine points, to take an 18-10 lead.