Red Lions earn wins in Iowa and Missouri

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[January 16, 2014]  The Lincoln Christian University Red Lions men's and women's basketball teams went in different directions on Tuesday. The women traveled to Ankeny, Iowa, to match up with Faith Baptist Bible College, while the men went to St. Louis to face Concordia Seminary. Both teams found victory at the end of their road trips.

The LCU women played at 5:30 p.m. just outside Des Moines against the Faith Baptist Eagles. The Eagles, a regular NCCAA opponent, have struggled this year and continued to do so against a surging LCU offense. The Red Lions dominated the first half, outscoring the Eagles by 20 points and going into the locker room with a solid 39-19 lead. While the second half was much closer, the Eagles couldn't close the gap. The Red Lions took a 55-37 win, their fourth of the season and their second straight since returning from an extended road trip in Oklahoma to begin the year.

Senior guard Moriah Kirkpatrick (Mount Vernon/John A. Logan Community College) led the scoring for the Red Lions with 14 points, followed by junior guard Tatiana Colclasure (Effingham/Effingham High) with 11.

The LCU men's team went south to meet Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. Just like the women's team, the LCU men controlled the first half of their game. Jumping out to an early lead and not looking back, LCU went to the locker room with a comfortable 54-36 lead. In the second half they extended the lead to a final score of 91-67. This is the Red Lions' second straight win and sixth on the season.

Senior guard Brian Dyal (Rockford/Berean Christian High) contributed the team high of 19 points, followed by sophomore forward Raymond Shegog (Sun River Terrace/Lincoln College), who had 15 points and led in rebounds with 10.

Both teams get back into action this weekend. The women's team travels to Michigan to meet regional opponents Grace Bible College on Friday and Kuyper College on Saturday. The LCU men will host Grace Bible College in Gaston Arena at the Laughlin Center at 7 p.m. Saturday.

[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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