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Lake Land 74, Lincoln College 49

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[November 25, 2009]  MATTOON -- The Lincoln College Lynx hit a cold spell they couldn't recover from, being outscored 48-17 in the last 23 minutes of their game with Lake Land.

Lincoln gave up a six-point lead with three minutes to go in the first half to go into halftime tied 32-32. The first possession of the second half, it continued to unravel as Marius Sumrell was called for a travel. In the end Lake Land won 74-49.

"There is really not much to say other than we had to commit at least 30 or more turnovers and at least gave up 25 offense boards," said Lincoln coach Kirk Whiteman.

"While Lake Land had great size and athletes, it was our inability to value the basketball and play hard. It really is embarrassing that we didn't play hard, and that is more upsetting than a loss.

"One play could sum up the entire half: Lincoln turns the ball over on offense, and as the Lake Land guard shoots a layup with two Lincoln defenders on him, he misses, but only to have four other Lake Land players standing there to get the offensive put-back and score. There wasn't another Lincoln player in sight."

Lincoln is now 6-2 and Lake Land 2-3 for the season.

Lincoln College will play Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Southeastern (Iowa) Classic in Burlington, Iowa.

[Text from file received from Kirk Whiteman, Lincoln College]

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