LCU Red Lions outrun by Grace Royals

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[December 17, 2013]  The Lincoln Christian University men's basketball team (4-5) hosted Grace University of Omaha, Neb., on Saturday afternoon at the Laughlin Center. The LCU Red Lions chased the Grace Royals (4-10) the entire game, getting close several times but ultimately falling 80-70.

The Royals' intensity was immediate and unrelenting, but LCU made great efforts defensively and kept the game within reach throughout. Going into the locker room at halftime, Lincoln Christian trailed 40-30. The Red Lions came out to start the second half with purpose and drive, closing the gap to within three points twice, but failing to match Grace's intensity or control of the boards. LCU had only 20 rebounds, their lowest season total to date. 

LCU senior David Graves (Eustace, Texas/Eustace High) led his teammates in scoring for the third straight game with 15 points, followed by freshman Jimmy Smylie (Springfield/Calvary Academy) with 12. 

The Red Lions will take the holidays off and return to play in January when they travel to Kansas, Okla., to compete in the Cookson Hills Classic.

[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 LincolnChristian.edu/athletics.

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