Lincoln jumped out to a 31-7 lead through the first quarter and Mattoon could never catch up in an Apollo conference loss Tuesday night, 70-52.

The Green Wave are now 0-2 in the conference.

The Railers led 54-18 at halftime.

Mattoon outscored Lincoln 21-7 in the final quarter behind guard Meade Johnson’s six points and a balanced attack in which six players scored.

Johnson scored all 13 of his team-high points in the second half. Mason Wright scored nine points on three 3-pointers and Sam Bradbury also added nine.

Mattoon next travels to play Mt. Zion on Friday.

Lincoln 70, Mattoon 52

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MATTOON (52)

Thomas 1 0-0 3, Morton 2 0-0 5, Johnson 6 1-1 13, Carter-Smith 0 0-0 0, Middleton 3 0-0 8, Compton 1 0-0 3, Wright 3 0-0 9, Yardley 1 0-0 2, Bradbury 4 1-1 9. Totals 22 2-2 52.

3-pointers – Wright 3, Middleton 2, Compton 1.