Some of our LDN staffers are putting in
lots of extra work hours this year, but some of our staff was able
to be on hand. They reported that the Illini had the game well in
hand during the first half. The 'Backs did out-rebound the Illini
42-40, which is still very troubling, but Illinois did force
Arkansas into 21 turnovers while committing only 13 themselves. The
Illini limited their opponents to a dismal 33 percent shooting from
the field and fired right back at them at a 46 percent clip.
The Illini now have a huge week playing
a tough Providence team Tuesday night in the Garden in New York and
then returning home for games with Maryland-Eastern Shore and
Memphis to round out the week.
Of course, we would really like to win
all three, but the game we really want is that Memphis game. They
brutalized us in the paint last year, and that loss seemed to be a
costly one. We'd like to see the Illini serve up a nice little
return, complete with some lovely parting gifts for the Tigers this
So, by this time next week we'll know
if the Illini are back on track or not. Let's hope for a great week.
The LDN has learned that LCHS coach
Neil Alexander will be inducted to the IBCA's Hall of Fame at their
annual banquet in April. CONGRATULATIONS, Mr. Alexander! We'll bring
you more on that story later…
The Railers tasted a tough home loss to
Jacksonville as the Crimsons made some early 3s and Lincoln played
catch-up the rest of the way. The Railers can spend the week re-rackin',
as Chatham comes to town this next Friday night.
Speaking of Railers… Go to
for your ALL-time favorite Railers Brian Cook, Gregg Alexander and
Chuck Verderber. Others are creepin' up the tote board, and your
vote may make the difference in putting these Railers on the Silver
Anniversary Team! GO RAILERS!
[to top of second column in this
The Lady Lynx of Lincoln College took
the record to 5-7 as they hosted and won the Courier Classic with a
convincing 84-35 victory over Harper College.
LCC's Angels saw their record improve
as well, as they were victorious over Principia 73-50.
The Lynx won again 76-70 over Meramec
in St. Louis yesterday in the Illinois-Missouri Shootout. That means
that LC now has climbed to a 6-4 mark after playing a brutal early
The LDN has also learned that the 1962
Lynx, who were the state junior college champions at 30-7, will be
inducted to the IBCA Hall of Fame in April. Congratulations, Lynx!
LCC's Preachers also turned in a nice
performance this weekend with victories over Crown and Emmaus and a
tough loss to Moody. That moves LCC's record to a solid 7-3 as they
entertain finals this week.
Congratulations to the eight-grade
girls and their coach, Todd Lowman, of Carroll Catholic, as they won
a barn-burner over Chester East-Lincoln 40-39. CC will advance in
sectional play to take on Arcola on Wednesday.
Also, congrats to C-EL and their coach,
Doug Rader, on another outstanding season.
In NFL action, the Bears lost again to
the Packers, the Colts won an amazing game at Tennessee, and we
believe that the Rams take on the Browns in "Monday Night Football."
What a week… That's it for us…
Have a GREAT
[LDN sports staff]