The LCU women started the afternoon by celebrating their senior
players at their last home game. Coach Amanda Bowman spoke highly of
her six graduating players and recognized each one with flowers and
But when the game began at 1 p.m., it was all business as the Red
Lions took immediate control of the game and never relinquished it.
LCU gradually pulled away from the visiting Eagles, establishing a
healthy 17-point lead going into the locker room, 38-21.
The second half saw the Red Lions totally dominate the remainder
of the game, adding another 42 points to their total while holding
the visiting Eagles to a mere 14. With a final score of 80-35, this
is the Red Lions' ninth straight win. The team hopes to continue
this positive momentum in the postseason as they enter the regional
tournament as the second seed.
Junior guard Tatiana Colclasure (Effingham/Effingham High) led
LCU scoring with 20 points. Senior guard Moriah Kirkpatrick had a
career-defining performance as she contributed 16 points, 11
rebounds, 11 assists and five steals.
The LCU men's team met the Eagles in a 3 p.m. game, but prior to
the start, head coach Mac Ingmire also celebrated his senior players
before the final home game of their LCU basketball careers. Coach
Ingmire recognized each with gifts and high praise to stands full of
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Like the women's game before them, the Red Lions men dominated
the Eagles from the beginning, never letting up and never
relinquishing their lead. At the half, LCU had a comfortable
10-point lead, 46-36. The second half saw Ingmire pull each of his
seniors off the floor for acknowledgment from the crowd and let some
of the underclassmen close out the game. Adding another 31 points to
their tally, the home team coasted to a 77-66 home-finale victory.
Freshman forward Josiah Gordon (Springfield/Lanphier High) led
the way in scoring with 16 points, followed closely by senior
forward David Graves (Eustace, Texas/Eustace High) with 15 points.
Gordon and sophomore forward Raymond Shegog (Sun River
Terrace/Lincoln College) pulled in six rebounds each, while Shegog
also recorded five steals.
[Text from file
received from Todd Spellman,
Lincoln Christian University]
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