LCU men's basketball struggles in Watertown

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[February 22, 2014]  WATERTOWN, Wis.  The Lincoln Christian University Red Lions men's basketball team traveled north to meet Maranatha Baptist Bible College on Thursday night for a Midwest Region showdown with postseason implications.

After scoring the first points of the game, the Red Lions led for much of the first half, going up by 10 at the 10:00 mark. The lead wouldn't hold as the Crusaders went on an 18-point run against an LCU team that scored only six more points in the latter half of the first period. Having given up their 10-point lead, the Red Lions went into the locker room at halftime down seven points, 34-27.

In the second half LCU's offense let the game get away from them, trailing by as much as 14 points. In the final minute LCU closed the gap to just five points, 70-65, but a pair of fouls that sent two Crusaders to the charity stripe and three missed shots by LCU in the waning seconds set the final score at 73-65.

LCU's scoring was led by sophomore forward Raymond Shegog (Sun River Terrace/Lincoln College) with 14 points and 10 rebounds, followed by senior guard Blake Saathoff (Bruce, S.D./Estelline High) with 13 points and nine rebounds.

Both men's and women's teams will meet Emmaus Bible College on Saturday, with the women's game at 1 p.m. and the men at 3 p.m. A special ceremony to induct two new members of the LCU Athletic Hall of Fame will be after the women's game, at approximately 2:45 p.m.

[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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