LCU beats Principia as Colclasure hits buzzer-beater
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[January 29, 2013]
The Lincoln Christian University
women's basketball team returned to the court on Saturday afternoon,
just 18 hours after they had hosted Calvary Bible College the night
before. Saturday's opponent was to be even tougher, as they hosted
NCAA III opponent Principia College. The game proved to be a
dogfight throughout, but at the end, by way of a buzzer-beater
3-point shot from sophomore guard Tatiana Colclasure (Effingham,
Effingham High), LCU (6-8) upset their opponent 69-68.
LCU and Principia (2-12) exchanged the lead multiple times
throughout the game, as it was a struggle back and forth the entire
way. Just when LCU had pulled ahead with an eight-point lead with
eight minutes left to go in the game, Principia fought back to take
the lead again. Principia was able to hold that lead until the last
seconds, as they were up 68-66 with 2.8 seconds left on the clock.
LCU had the ball under Principia's basket, needing to get it to the
other end to get a shot off. LCU inbounded the ball, and as soon as
they got it across half-court, a timeout was called with 0.6 seconds
left on the clock. As LCU inbounded the ball for their final play of
the game, Colclasure found herself wide open in the corner, allowing
her teammate to find her, and she knocked down the game-winning shot
as time expired.
LCU was led by a dominating performance from sophomore forward
Alicia Carson (Gobles, Mich., Bloomingdale High), as she put up 26
points on 11-of-24 shooting, while also grabbing a career-high 18
rebounds. Colclasure followed up Carson with 23 points on 9-of-20
shooting, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out seven assists.
Junior guard Moriah Kirkpatrick (Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon
Township) also had a standout performance as she finished with 10
points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.
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Principia was led by senior guard Sarah Corbitt (Ballwin, Mo.,
Principia Upper School), who had 25 points on only 6-of-25 shooting,
while going 12 of 14 from the free-throw line. She also grabbed 12
rebounds. Senior forward Jocelyn Shoemake (Claremont, Calif.,
Claremont High) chipped in 15 points and six rebounds.
LCU will have the entire week off until they host Kuyper College
(3-12) on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Laughlin Center. In LCU's
previous matchup with Kuyper this season, LCU won 65-40.
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
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received from Lincoln Christian University]