The victory ran the Lincoln College
record to 27-8 going into the 2 p.m. game Saturday with Gogebic
Community College of Ironwood, Mich., for fifth place in the nation.
The Knights closed out their season with a record of 22-11.
Alexander tossed in 22 points and
Henderson added 20 to lead the Lynx scoring. The Lincoln College
bench outscored the Knights by a 17-8 margin, and the Lynx had a big
edge at the free-throw line, making 21 of 33, while the best the
Knights could do was make 10 of 12 from the charity stripe.
The Knights held a 35-29 lead at
intermission, as Lincoln College was limited to 39 percent shooting
(10-26). In the second half, the Lynx connected at a 50 percent rate
(12-24), while the Knights cooled off with 12 of 30 shots for 40
percent. The Knights shot 47 percent the first half (15-32).
In addition to scoring 22 points,
Alexander pulled down 10 rebounds, with the Lynx having a 36-24 edge
on the boards. Henderson was credited with nine rebounds. Sheldon
Evans came off the bench and contributed six assists for Lincoln
coach B.J. McCullum.
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Lincoln College (68)
-- Michael Henderson 7-10-6-9-20; Brandon Alexander 7-11-8-12-22;
Jason Moore 0-2-2-4-2; Rodney Williams 2-10-0-0-5; Aaron Williams
1-3-0-0-2; Sheldon Evans 0-1-2-4-2; Stevan Nelson 0-0-0-0-0; Brad
Howell 3-6-1-2-9; Jake Littrel 0-0-0-0-0; Nick Malone 1-3-2-2-4;
Chris Griffin 0-0-0-0-0; Andre Mayne 0-0-0-0-0; Stefano Jones
0-20-0-0; QuoVadis Harper 1-2-0-0-2. Totals 22-50-21-33-68.
Three-point goals: R. Williams, Howell 2.
Rhode Island (65)
-- Marvin Owens 8-17-2-4-18; Milos Mirkovic 6-12-0-0-12; Darrell
Taylor 0-4-0-0-0; Alexander Owumi 4-12-4-4-12; Ken Jones
5-12-4-4-15; Julian Boateng 0-0-0-0-0; Javon Little 3-40-0-6; Ian
Ellis 1-1-0-0-2. Totals 27-62-10-12-65. Three-point goals: Jones.