LCU women hold on late for win
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[January 04, 2013]
Okla. -- The Lincoln Christian University women's basketball team
traveled to Kansas, Okla., this week for the two-game Cookson Hills
Classic. On Wednesday the Red Lions faced off against Ozark Christian
College. LCU led the entire game and held on at the end for a 65-61 win.
LCU (3-4) walked into the gym on Tuesday knowing full well they were
in for a tough fight. The previous night, four of LCU's eight team
members who came on the trip fell ill with the flu. Seven of the
eight members were able to show up to the gym to play, as LCU coach
Amanda Bowman had to rely heavily on her two starters who were
without the flu (Colclasure and Carson).
The Red Lions came out
hot, on the heels of sophomore guard Tatiana Colclasure (Effingham,
Effingham High), taking a commanding double-digit lead, and they
held on to it for the majority of the game, leading by as many as 16
points. However, OCC (0-9) held firm, and when LCU became tired,
Ozark made their strike, cutting down the lead within the last
minute to two points. Colclasure stepped up and was able to knock
down two free throws in the last 30 seconds to seal the four-point
victory for LCU.
LCU was led in scoring by Colclasure, who had 39 points. Junior
guard Moriah Kirkpatrick (Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon Township High),
chipped in with 12 points, all coming in the first half. Sophomore
forward Alicia Carson (Gobles, Mich.) had a great rebounding game,
pulling down 15 rebounds along with her eight points.
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LCU was scheduled to return to the court on Thursday for
their second game of the Cookson Hills Classic, facing off
against NCCAA Division II No. 6-ranked Manhattan Christian
College (9-2) at 11 a.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,
[Text from file
received from Lincoln Christian University]