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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 halftime.

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, visit

[Text from file received from Lincoln Christian University]

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