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LCU women win in defensive battle

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[February 18, 2013]  The Lincoln Christian University women's basketball team hosted the Eagles of Emmaus Bible College on Saturday afternoon at LCU's Laughlin Center for their last regular-season game of the year. It proved to be a defensive battle between the two teams, but just like in their November matchup, LCU (9-12) prevailed, this time with a 51-37 score.

As they were playing without sophomore guard and leading scorer Tatiana Colclasure (Effingham, Effingham High), scoring proved to be tough for LCU. Lincoln shot only 27 percent from the floor for the game, while shooting only five 3-point attempts. On top of the shooting, the 29 turnovers that LCU committed did not aid their offensive cause. LCU made up for their offensive woes on the defensive end, holding Emmaus to scoring only 11 points in the first half. LCU was able to hold Emmaus to 22 percent shooting from the floor and also forced the visitors into committing 25 turnovers. LCU dominated on the rebounding chart as they won the rebounding battle 60-46, including 23 offensive rebounds that they grabbed.

For LCU, junior guard Moriah Kirkpatrick (Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon Township) led all scorers with 23 points as she shot 9 of 22 from the floor. Kirkpatrick also had 11 rebounds in the game, giving her the second double-double of her season. Sophomore forward Alicia Carson (Gobles, Mich., Bloomingdale High) followed Kirkpatrick with an impressive game of her own, as she recorded 12 points, 25 rebounds and nine blocks. Carson was one block away from a triple-double.

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For Emmaus, freshman guard Jamie Jones led the team with 12 points on 4-of-24 shooting. Freshman forward Terra Boston (Johnston, Iowa) chipped in with nine points on 4-of-10 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds.

LCU will now travel to Moody Bible Institute in Chicago on Thursday to play in the opening round of the NCCAA II Mid-West Regional Tournament.


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

[Text from file received from Lincoln Christian University]

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