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LCU men come up short

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[January 04, 2013]  KANSAS, Okla. -- The Lincoln Christian University men's basketball team traveled to Kansas, Okla., this week for the three-game Cookson Hills Classic. In their first game of the event, the Red Lions faced off against Manhattan Christian College. In the previous three seasons LCU has gone 2-1 against MCC; however, LCU could not pull this one out, as MCC led throughout and pulled away at the end for a final score of 80-66.

LCU (3-9) started out slowly on the offensive end, scoring only five points in the first seven minutes of the game. MCC (7-7) took advantage of this as they quickly grabbed a double-digit lead and held on to it for the rest of the half. LCU showed signs of life as the first half came to end, going on a 5-0 run and cutting their deficit down to 14 points with a score of 37-23.

The second half was a different story for LCU as their offense took off, scoring 43 points in the half and eventually cutting MCC's lead down to five points after senior shooting guard Brady Cremeens (Hopedale, Olympia High) hit four 3-pointers in a row. MCC responded with a run of its own and closed out the game, winning 80-66.

LCU was led in scoring by Creemens, who scored 23 points, going 7 of 24 from the field. Sophomore forward Gabe Langseth (Stewartville, Minn., Stewartville High) chipped in with 10 points and four rebounds. For MCC, the scoring attack was balanced across the board, with junior guard Jack Mitchell (Glendale, Ariz.) leading the way with 14 points on 5 of 11 shooting. Junior guard Lonnie Penner (Whitewater, Kan.) scored nine points and nine rebounds.

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LCU was scheduled to return to the court Thursday for their second game of the Cookson Hills Classic, facing off against Nebraska Christian College (4-9) at 4:45 p.m.


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 file received from Lincoln Christian University]

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