Lincoln Christian University devoured by Multnomah

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[December 07, 2013]  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. The Lincoln Christian University men's basketball team (3-3) met the Multnomah University Lions (4-7) from Portland, Ore., in the NCCAA Division II Mid-West Region Tip-Off Classic in Grand Rapids, Mich. While LCU scored a season-average 79 points in the game Thursday, the Multnomah Lions managed nearly a season high with 122 points, winning the contest with ease.

The Multnomah Lions put on a 3-point clinic in Grand Rapids, scoring 63 points from outside the arc and another 21 off LCU turnovers.

The only part of the game that LCU dominated was the boards. Besting all other rebounders was LCU freshman Jimmy Smylie (Springfield/Calvary Academy) with 13 defensive boards and four more at his own end of the floor.

Despite this rebounding success, head coach Mac Ingmire will almost certainly be focusing some practice time in the coming weeks at the free-throw line, as LCU managed just 4 of 15 from the charity stripe.

With four scorers in double digits, the LCU Red Lions were led by freshman forward Josiah Gordon (Springfield/Lanphier High) with 17 points, followed by senior guard Blake Saathoff (Bruce, S.D./Estelline High). Smylie and Anthony Rush (Peoria/Illinois Central College) contributed 11 points each to LCU's total.

The Lincoln Christian University Red Lions returned to action in a second game at the Mid-West Region Tip-Off on Friday with a 2 p.m. contest against regional opponent Great Lakes Christian College.

[Text from file received from Lincoln Christian University]

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Lincoln Christian University's School of Undergraduate Studies is a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association, Division II. Founded in Lincoln in 1944, Lincoln Christian'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

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