LCU holds off Central Christian
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[January 12, 2013]
The Lincoln Christian University
men's basketball team returned to the court Thursday night as they
hosted the Central Christian College of the Bible Saints in Gatson Arena
of Lincoln Christian University's Laughlin Center. LCU (5-10) controlled
the game, never relinquishing their lead after taking it at 13-11 in the
first half, and holding off a late comeback by CCCB (2-13) to win 70-59.
LCU started out slowly but caught fire under the shooting of senior
guard Brady Cremeens (Hopedale, Olympia High) as he knocked down 13
consecutive points by way of three 3-pointers, a pair of free throws
and a layup. Central Christian did not have an answer to Cremeens as
Lincoln Christian increased their lead and led by nine points at
In the second half, LCU was able to hold off CCCB until
under five minutes to go and CCCB made a 7-0 run to cut the lead to
within six points. LCU responded, pushing the lead back up to 11
points, with freshman guard Anthony Rush (Peoria, Illinois Central
College) knocking down two big free throws to stop CCCB's run and
extend LCU's lead.
On the night, LCU had a poor shooting performance, with only 39
percent from the floor.
LCU was led in scoring by Cremeens, who finished with 24 points
on 6-of-18 shooting and 8 of 8 from the free-throw line, while also
chipping in five steals.
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CCCB was led in scoring by freshman forward Victor Dean
(Houston, Texas), who had 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting. Dean
also had 10 rebounds on the night, which gave him a
double-double. Freshman guard Deshaun Thomas (Houston, Texas)
also helped CCCB by scoring 12 points on 2-of-4 shooting from
the floor and going 7 of 9 from the free-throw line.
The LCU Red Lions will return to action Saturday at 3 p.m., when
they take on NCCAA Division II No. 5-ranked Northland International
University at the Laughlin Center.
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,
[Text from file
received from Lincoln Christian University]