LCU drops heartbreaker to Kuyper

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[February 14, 2014]  The Lincoln Christian University Red Lions men's basketball team played host to Kuyper College at Gaston Arena early Thursday evening. This was a makeup game that became necessary when a Feb. 1 snowstorm made travel treacherous for the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Kuyper Cougars.

LCU fell behind early but made a heroic effort to come back from a 15-point first-half deficit. The last 6 1/2 minutes of the half saw the Red Lions go on a 20-point unanswered streak that sent them into the locker room with a 34-31 lead.

In the second half, the Cougars fought slowly back into the lead. It took Kuyper 16 minutes to stretch out a five-point deficit for the home team. Turns out it was just a stop along the way toward the final nine-point difference as the Red Lions fell 79-70.

Despite the loss, LCU saw standout performances from sophomore guard Anthony Rush (Peoria/Illinois Central College), who had 14 points and eight rebounds, and senior guard Blake Saathoff (Bruce, S.D./Estelline High) with 10 points and seven rebounds.

LCU's next home game is also a makeup game with Kuyper College. The Red Lions women's team will play host to the Lady Cougars on Tuesday, with a 5 p.m. start time.

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

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