Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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Red Lions ravage the Faith Eagles but can't overcome the Crusaders

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[February 11, 2014]  The Lincoln Christian University Red Lions men's and women's basketball teams hosted two different schools Saturday at Gaston Arena. The women faced NCCAA rival Faith Baptist Bible College, and the men faced Great Lakes Christian College.

The LCU women played at 1 p.m. against the Faith Eagles in the second of their home-and-home series. When LCU visited the Eagles in Ankeny, Iowa, last month, the Red Lions walked away with a 55-37 win. As impressive as the first game was, Saturday's game saw the Red Lions with an even greater triumph over their perennial challengers.

The home team dominated the first half, outscoring the Eagles by 19 points and going into the locker room with a solid 36-17 lead. The second half wasn't even that close. The Red Lions opened the second half with an unanswered 19 points in the first seven minutes. The Eagles would manage only 11 points in the remaining 13 minutes of the game. The Red Lions took a huge 74-28 win, the fifth straight win for the women's team

Junior guard Tatiana Colclasure (Effingham /Effingham High) led the scoring for the Red Lions with a season-high 29 points. She was followed by junior forward Alicia Carson (Gobles, Mich./Bloomingdale High) with 12 points.

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The LCU men's team hosted Great Lakes Christian College at 3 p.m. While the home team chased the game for the entire 40 minutes and was down by 19 points at halftime, they made the best of the second half and closed the gap to just three points in the closing minute. It would not be enough, however, as the Red Lions could not earn the last few points to take the lead, and the LCU men dropped their 12th game of the year, 76-71.

Sophomore forward Raymond Shegog (Sun River Terrace/Lincoln College) led LCU scorers with 20 points, followed by senior guard Blake Saathoff (Bruce, S.D./Estelline High) with 12 points. Christian Lowry (Sadorus/Arthur Christian High) and Jimmy Smylie (Springfield/Calvary Academy) each pulled in eight rebounds.

On Tuesday the men's team will host Illinois Institute of Technology at Gaston Arena with a 7 p.m. start time.

[Text from file received from Todd Spellman, Lincoln Christian University]

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Lincoln Christian University's School of Undergraduate Studies is a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association, Division II. Founded in Lincoln in 1944, Lincoln Christian'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 LincolnChristian.edu/athletics.

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