Lincoln College held a one-point lead
at halftime and shot 57 percent (17-30) in the second half to hold
off the Gogebic (23-9) squad. Brown Mackie, the only team to beat
the Lynx in the national tourney, went on to win the national title.
Leading the Lynx were Michael
Henderson, Rodney Williams and Brandon Alexander. Henderson and
Alexander both had double-doubles, with Henderson scoring 22 points
and pulling down 11 rebounds, while Alexander had 14 points and 10
rebounds. Williams contributed 23 points for the Lynx. John Lane led
all scorers with 36 points for Gogebic.
Lincoln College had a 43-23
rebounding edge and could have made the margin larger with better
foul shooting, as they connected on just 12 of 24 charity tosses.
The Lynx played great defense without fouling, as Gogebic went to
the line just twice in the contest.
The Lynx finished the game shooting
48 percent, while the losers shot 49 percent from the floor. The
huge rebounding edge led to 20 second-chance points for the Lynx,
while the losers had just seven second-chance points.
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Lincoln College (79)
-- Michael Henderson 10-17-1-2-22;
Brandon Alexander 6-11-2-7-14; Jason Moore 1-3-1-2-3; Rodney
Williams 9-17-3-4-23; Aaron Williams 0-1-2-5-2; Sheldon Evans
0-1-2-2-2; Brad Howell 2-5-0-0-4; Jake Littrel 0-2-0-0-0; Nick
Malone 2-5-1-2-5; Chris Griffin 0-0-0-0-0; Andre Mayne 2-5-0-0-4.
Totals 32-67-12-24-79. Three-point goals: Henderson, R. Williams 2.
-- Robert Wood 0-4-0-0-0; Drew Paquin 2-2-0-0-5; Marco Gotta
4-6-0-0-8; John Lane 14-21-1-2-36; Justin Nelson 4-16-0-0-9; Brandon
Kelly 2-6-0-0-5; Nathan Phebus 4-6-0-0-10; Steve Godfrey 0-0-0-0-0.
Totals 30-61-1-2-73. Three-point goals: Paquin, Lane 7, Nelson,
Kelly, Phebus 2.