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LCU women lose defensive battle

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[February 12, 2013]  The Lincoln Christian University women's basketball team hosted Grace Bible College on Saturday afternoon at the Laughlin Center on LCU's campus. The game was close throughout, with both teams playing great defense, but LCU (8-10) failed to get going on the offensive end, allowing GBC (12-12) to pull out with the win 53-44.

LCU struggled to score throughout Saturday's game as Grace came out from the beginning in a triangle-and-two defense. They face-guarded LCU's high-scoring duo of Tatiana Colclasure (Effingham, Effingham High) and Moriah Kirkpatrick (Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon Township) during the entire game. GBC was able to hold LCU to 17-of-60 shooting from the floor, or 28 percent, one of the lowest shooting percentages LCU has had thus far this season. GBC's tough defense forced LCU into making 23 turnovers on the game, compared with GBC's 18 turnovers. LCU held GBC to 31 percent shooting from the floor, but GBC was able to make up for that at the free-throw line, where they went 13-18.

Kirkpatrick led LCU in scoring but was held to 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting. She also grabbed nine rebounds. Colclasure chipped in with 11 points on 3-of-11 shooting from the floor. Sophomore forward Alicia Carson (Gobles, Mich., Bloomingdale High) had a big game on the boards as she grabbed 15 rebounds. However, Carson was held to only four points on 1-of-7 shooting.

For GBC, freshman Amy Leszinske (Ravenna, Mich., Ravenna High) led all scorers with 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting. Freshman Anna Iwaniw (Kent City, Mich., Kent City High) chipped in with nine points on 4-of-13 shooting and also grabbed 14 rebounds.

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LCU would not have too much time off as they were scheduled to return to the court on Monday, traveling to Moberly, Mo., to take on the Saints of Central Christian College of the Bible (15-9) for a 6 p.m. tipoff.


LCU's School of Undergraduate Studies is a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association, Division II. Founded in Lincoln 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 LincolnChristian.edu/athletics.

[Text from file received from Lincoln Christian University]

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