"This was a tale of two halves," said Lincoln coach Kirk Whiteman.
"Lewis & Clark was on fire in the first half, going 7-9 from the
3-point line. The way they shot it, I expected to be down by a
couple points. However, 10 turnovers by us led to 12 points of layups by them. Lincoln went in at halftime down 49-31.
second half was a different story. By picking up the defensive
intensity, we were able to cut the lead to eight points with 10
minutes to play. Marius Sumrell did a great job defensively to
create some transition baskets for us and, Chris Ware did a much
better job of being active offensively.
"We were down by two points with three minutes to play, but we
gave up three offense rebounds on one position to go back down four
points and went down 10 points with a minute and a half. We showed
some real guts to battle back, but itís disappointing that we put
ourself in that position. We had our chances with a missed 3-pointer
by Schonauer with eight seconds left, and they got the rebound to
seal the victory with a final score of 82-78."
Chris Ware had 18 points, Marius Sumrell 16 points, Kenyon Smith
and Kiel Turpin 13 points each, followed by Louie Schanour by 10
[Text from file received from Kirk Whiteman,