Monday, January 21, 2013
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LCU men defeat Great Lakes behind Cremeens, Shegogg

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[January 21, 2013]  LANSING, Mich. -- The Lincoln Christian University men's basketball team traveled to Lansing, Mich., to take on the Great Lakes Christian College Crusaders on Saturday afternoon. LCU (8-11) controlled the game for both halves. Behind the offensive play of senior guard Brady Cremeens (Hopedale, Olympia High) and junior forward Raymond Shegogg (Sun River Terrace, Lincoln College), they won 81-65.

Great Lakes hung tough for the first 10 minutes of the first half but could not hold on as LCU pulled away in the first half, pulling the lead up to as much as 17 points. GLCC fought back and cut the lead to nine points at halftime, 41-32. The second half was much of the same, as LCU pulled away further and won the game by 16 points.

LCU won the rebounding battle over GLCC by pulling down 41 boards, compared with 37 by GLCC. LCU also shot well from the free-throw line, going 81 percent, compared with GLCC's 53 percent.

During this game, Cremeens broke LCU's all-time career record for 3-point field goals, as he hit three 3-pointers in the game, which gave him a total of 278 for his career at LCU. The former record was held by LCU alumnus Matt Clark ('02), who had 275 3-point field goals in his career.

Cremeens led all scorers in the game with 23 points on 7-of-21 shooting, including 6 of 6 from the line and seven rebounds. Shegogg had his best game of the season, as he scored a career-high 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting, while grabbing 10 rebounds, giving him the game's only double-double. Junior guard Christian Lowery (Sadorus, Arthur Christian) also had a standout game as he scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting, along with grabbing five rebounds and dishing out five assists.

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Sophomore guard Devlin Jefferson (Jackson, Mich., Jackson High) led GLCC with 22 points on 9-of-19 shooting. Freshman forward Elexies Willingham (Taylor, Mich., Taylor Truman High) followed up with 17 points on 5-of-17 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds.

The LCU men's basketball team will return to the court on Tuesday at 5 p.m. as they host Moody Bible Institute (3-8) at the Laughlin Center on the LCU campus.


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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