LCU basketball wins one and loses one
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[February 18, 2014]
MOBERLY, Mo. — The Lincoln
Christian University Red Lions men's and women's basketball teams
traveled to Moberly, Mo., on Saturday to face the Saints of Central
Christian College of the Bible.
The LCU women played at 1 p.m. in the second of their home-and-home
series with the Saints. When CCCB visited Gaston Arena in Lincoln,
the Red Lions took the win from the visitors. Saturday afternoon was
a return to the same theme as the visiting LCU Red Lions earned
their 11th win of the year.
LCU finished the first half strong,
after being down by one point seven minutes in. The Red Lions began
building a 15-point lead, the largest of the game, with only a few
seconds to spare in the first half. They headed into the locker room
after a CCCB bucket that gave a midpoint score of 37-24. When play
resumed, LCU came out and scored another 37 points in the second
half. It proved enough to win, as the Saints couldn't close the
deficit and ended up on the wrong side of the 74-67 scoreline.
Junior guard Tatiana Colclasure (Effingham/Effingham High) led
LCU's scoring with 24 points. She was followed by freshman transfer
center Betty Elliot (Crawfordsville, Ind./IUPUI) with 21 points and
a team-high 10 rebounds.
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The LCU men's team met the Saints in the 3 p.m. game. The men's
game was very closely contested. The players went into the locker
room tied at the half with a score of 44-44, an indication of how
close the two teams kept the game. The Saints went up 73-72 with
only 13 seconds left on the clock, and the Red Lions were unable
make a winning bucket in the waning seconds. The men lost a
heartbreaking game, their second in a row, and fell to 9-14 for the
Senior forward David Graves (Eustace, Texas/Eustace High) and
freshman guard Jimmy Smylie (Springfield/Calvary Academy) scored 15
points each to lead the Red Lions' scoring in the loss to the
Saints. Sophomore forward Raymond Shegog (Sun River Terrace/Lincoln
College) contributed 14 points and pulled in seven rebounds.
On Tuesday the women's team will host Kuyper College at Gaston
Arena with a 5 p.m. start time, while the men travel to St. Louis
College of Pharmacy for a 7 p.m. matchup.
[Text from file
received from Todd Spellman,
Lincoln Christian University]
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