LCU men drop second game at Cookson Hills Classic

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[January 06, 2014]  KANSAS, Okla.  The Lincoln Christian University men's basketball team (4-7) faced NCCAA rival Manhattan Christian College (7-6) at the Cookson Hills Classic in Kansas, Okla., on Friday afternoon. The Red Lions kept the score close for the majority of the game. In the end, they sent the Manhattan Christian Crusaders to the charity stripe too many times in the waning minutes of the game, swelling the margin to 13 points and a final score of 82-69.

Only seven points were scored in the first five minutes during a vigorous back-and-forth, ending with MCC leading 4-3. Both teams took turns with the lead in the first half, though the greatest lead of either team was only four points. LCU trailed at the half by a mere three points, 30-33.

For the second game in a row, LCU senior guard Blake Saathoff (Bruce, S.D./Estelline High) led all scorers with 23 points, aided by senior forward David Graves (Eustace, Texas/Eustace High), who contributed 11 points. Saathoff and Graves each managed five rebounds, but the team had a season low of only six offensive rebounds on the day.

The Red Lions had a game against Johnson University at the Cookson Hills Classic on Saturday before returning home.

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

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