Kaden Froebe scored 23 points as Lincoln took control early and never relented in defeating Mattoon, 63-22, to remain atop the Apollo Conference standings.

Lincoln improved to 21-3 overall, 8-0 in the conference. Mattoon is now 9-13, 2-6.

The Railsplitters scored the first 11 points of the game. After CamRon Thomas hit a 3-pointer, they went on another 14-1 run. By halftime, Mattoon trailed 40-14.

Thomas finished with 17 points.

Mattoon next travels to play Taylorville on Tuesday.

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MATTOON: Thomas 6 1-2 17, Morton 0 0-0 0, Carter-Smith 0 0-0 0, Middleton 0 0-0 0, Compton 1 0-0 2, Wright 0 0-0 0, Cardwell 0 0-0 0, Yardley 1 0-0 2, Bradbury 0 1-2 1. Totals 8 2-4 22. 3-pointers – Thomas 4.