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LC men open hoops season with win over Kaskaskia

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[NOV. 2, 2004]  CENTRALIA -- Lincoln College opened its basketball season with a 97-86 victory over Kaskaskia here Monday night. The Lynx used a strong shooting night to gain the victory as they connected on 52 percent of their field goal attempts.

In addition to shooting well from the field, the Lynx connected on 20 of 31 free-throw attempts in the second half to seal the victory. Lincoln College led at halftime by a 45-39 margin, connecting on 18 of 34 attempts from the floor. Kaskaskia stayed in the game by making five of nine shots from 3-point range in the opening half.

Michael Henderson and Rodney Williams paced the Lincoln College attack with 28 and 25 points respectively. Henderson had an outstanding shooting night, making eight of 11 field goal attempts and 12 of 15 free throws. He was also the leading rebounder for the Lynx with 11. Joining the pair in double figures were Nick Malone with 11 and Jake Littrel with 10.

Kaskaskia had four players in double figures, with Trey Williams leading the way with 22. The hosts won the rebounding battle by a 36-32 margin.

Jason Moore led the Lynx with seven assists and one steal.

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Lincoln College (97) -- Henderson 8-12-28; Andre Mayne 1-0-2; Moore 3-3-9; R. Williams 9-5-25; Aaron Williams 0-0-0; Brad Howell 2-0-4; Littrel 3-4-10; Brandon Alexander 2-0-4; Malone 4-3-11; QuoVadis Harper 1-0-2.  Three-point goals: R. Williams 2. Totals 33-29-97.

Kaskaskia (86) -- Weir 0-1-1; Price 2-7-11; Aaron 6-1-15; Wright 4-1-9; Norman 7-4-18; Williams 7-3-22; Pirtle 1-0-2; Junkins 2-0-5; Stutes 1-0-2. Three-point goals: Aaron 2, Williams 5, Junkins.  Totals 30-18-86.

[Bill Martinie, Lincoln College]

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