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LCU fights back, falls short to Moody

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[January 24, 2013]  The Lincoln Christian University men's basketball team returned to their home court Tuesday night as they hosted Moody Bible Institute, out of Chicago. LCU struggled again on the offensive end, shooting only 39 percent from the floor as they dropped the game to MBI 60-65

LCU (8-12) started out well, leading 8-2 within the first five minutes of the game. However, MBI (4-8) fought back and caught up, as the lead went back and forth between the two teams for the entire first half. Going into halftime, the game was tied at 27.

The second half proved to provide more action, as MBI came out ready to play, taking a 10-point lead on LCU nine minutes through the second half. LCU had a tough time scoring in the second half, as they tallied only seven points in the first 11 minutes. However, behind the offensive power of senior guard Brady Cremeens (Hopedale, Olympia High) and junior forward Raymond Shegogg (Sun River Terrace, Lincoln College), LCU stormed back to bring it to a tied game again. Then, with only two minutes to go, MBI senior guard Steve Harrison (Kent City, Mich.) was fouled on a 3-point attempt. Harrison knocked down all three of the free throws, and LCU failed to score after that as MBI pulled out the close win.

LCU was led in scoring by Cremeens, who had 21 points on 8-of-24 shooting, while also grabbing six rebounds. Shegogg chipped in 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting. Freshman guard Anthony Rush (Peoria, Illinois Central College) chipped in seven points, along with six rebounds and four assists.

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For MBI, it was all Harrison, as he put up 24 points on 6-of-14 shooting, including 9 of 9 from the free-throw line. He also had eight rebounds and four assists. Sophomore guard Josiah Busenitz (Elbing, Kan.) followed Harrison with 15 points on 7-of-15 shooting.

LCU will be off until Saturday, when they host Principia College (0-16) at 3 p.m. 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 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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