LCU women drop heated battle to Northland

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[December 04, 2012]  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The Lincoln Christian University women's basketball team played their second and final game in the NCCAA II Mid-West Regional Tip-Off on Saturday afternoon, when they went up against the Lady Pioneers of Northland International University. The game was close throughout, but NIU (4-3) was eventually able to pull away, grabbing the win with the score of 53-39.

For the second game in a row, sophomore guard Tatiana Colclasure (Effingham, Effingham High) and junior guard Moriah Kirkpatrick (Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon Township) led the offense for LCU (2-4), scoring 28 of the team's 39 total points. Colclasure scored 13 points on 6-of-17 shooting, while also grabbing 12 rebounds. Kirkpatrick scored 15 points on 6-of-19 shooting, while grabbing 10 rebounds for the game. Freshman guard Tesia Snow (Greenville, Bond County High) had the best game of her short collegiate career so far, scoring nine points and chipping in four assists.

NIU was led by sophomore guard Allie Reigel (Laramie, Wyo.), who scored a game-high 16 points on 7-of-16 shooting. Freshman forward Elizabeth Humburg (Altoona, Iowa), chipped in 11 points and grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds.

LCU women's basketball is off until after New Year's, when they travel to Kansas, Okla., for the Cookson Hills Classic Jan. 2-4.


LCU's School of Undergraduate Studies is a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association, Division II. Founded in Lincoln, Ill., in 1944, Lincoln Christian University's three schools -- the School of Undergraduate Studies, the Hargrove School of Adult & Graduate Studies and the Seminary -- share a mission to nurture and equip Christians with a biblical worldview to serve and lead in the church and the world. For more information about the Red Lions, visit

[Text from report by Mac Ingmire, Lincoln Christian University]

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