Kirk Whiteman was enthused about his team's play.
"WOW, we went from playing one of our worst halves against John Wood
on Wednesday to one of the best halves today," he said.
"We were up 55-41 at halftime. The first half we moved the ball
and got a lot of post touches. We recognized their changing defenses
and got to the right spots. What's amazing is we continued this in
the second half but played better defense.
"Because our post players were so involved, it opened up things
for our guards."
Darius Adams finished with 33 points, with 13-of-22 and 4-of-7 on
3s, made 3-of-4 free throws, had seven assists and no turnovers. Chris Ware had 19
eight rebounds and was 3-of-4 on free throws. Don Gavin had 18
points, with 8-of-10 and 2-of-2 on free throws, along with eight
rebounds. Bryce Davis had 14 points, with 5-of-6 and 3-of-5 on free
throws, along with six rebounds.
"I am proud of how this team responded from our loss at home on Wednesday
versus John Wood," Whiteman said. "The team clinched the outright conference
championship and the No. 1 seed for the regional tournament."
The Lynx will play at Rend Lake in Ina on Saturday versus the winner of Parkland-Shawnee.
A win would put Lincoln in the semifinals on
Sunday at 2 p.m. versus the winner of Rend Lake versus Lincoln Land.
"The championship game will be Tuesday (March 10) at 7 p.m. at
Lincoln Christian College if the seeds hold true!" Whiteman
The Lynx finished the regular season 21-9 overall and 13-3 as the
[Text from file received from Kirk Whiteman,