Tipton Father-Son Duo

1 decade 9 months 1 week ago Tuesday, March 06 2007 Mar 6, 2007 Tuesday, March 06, 2007 11:55:12 AM CST March 06, 2007 in Sports
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"I've been brought up in the gym my whole life," said Joe. "I've been shooting since I was three or four years old."

"Joe is a good shooter, he's a great ball handler and he's just been a great player for us this year," said Jimmy.

Joe is averaging around 20 points per game and has been giving defenses headaches all season.

Coaching is a thrill for Jimmy Lincoln but getting to coach his son makes it even more special.

"It's kind of been a great opportunity to do this you know coach your kid. Every coach wants to do that," Jimmy said.

"He does a really good job of separating when he needs to be coach and when he needs to be Dad," said Joe.

The special bond between a father and son is enhanced by the game of basketball.

"He always played sports in high school and its what he's been around his whole life," said Joe. "It keeps our family together."

"As a father and a coach that loves sports, we sit around and watch sports all the time," says Jimmy. Its been really neat and its kind of put a bond between us."

And that bond has led to super success on the court.

In the district finals against Smithton, Joe was on fire.

He scored the first 14 points of the game and led Tipton to the victory.

The Lincoln's hope their success on and off the court can lead Tipton to a state title.

"Being a senior you never want the season to end," said Joe. "You never know when its going to be your last game so you always go out and give your best and try to get everybody else to give their best too."

Dad doesn't want it to end either.

"I'm going to cry like I did last year," he said. 

Tipton will take on St. Paul Lutheran on Wednesday night in the Sectional round of the state playoffs.

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