end regular season with 81-66 win over Lewis & Clark
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[March 01, 2010]
GODFREY -- The Lincoln College
Lynx (24-6, 14-2) ended the regular season as the MWAC champs by
defeating Lewis & Clark (23-7, 13-3) 81-66 on Saturday, making up
for a four-point loss at home to Lewis & Clark last month.
"We came out playing with great energy in the first half to go up
9-2. However, Lewis & Clark's pressure sped us up and led to 12
turnovers for us in the first half. Louie Schonauer was able to bury
a 3-point shot at the buzzer to put Lincoln up at half 32-29," said
Lynx coach Kirk Whiteman.
"The second half we came out strong with
a 3-pointer by Kenyon Smith and six straight points by Chris Ware to
build a comfortable 10- to 14-point lead most (of) the second half.
Lincoln was able to hit their free throws down the stretch, with
Kenyon Smith going 10-12 from (the) foul line. We only had six
turnovers in (the) second half, and being able to handle their
pressure and make good decisions was the biggest key to this win."
Chris Ware had 17 points and seven rebounds; Marius Sumrell 17
points, three assists and four steals. Kiel Turpin 13 points, 10
rebounds and five blocks; Kenyon Smith 16 points, seven assists,
seven rebounds and three steals; and Louie Schonauer had 10 points,
going 3 of 5 from the 3-point line.
Lincoln has earned the No. 1 seed in the region tournament and
will play at noon Saturday at Shawnee Community College in Ullin.
[Text from file received from Kirk Whiteman,