Tuesday, March 04, 2014
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Lady Red Lions fall in regional semis

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[March 04, 2014]  DUNBAR, Wis. —  The Lincoln Christian University (LCU) women’s basketball team was seeded second in the NCCAA Div. II MidWest Regional Women's Basketball Tournament this weekend. Playing at Northland International University in Dunbar, WI, LCU had a first round bye and an automatic birth in the semifinals.

The Red Lions went up against third seed Maranatha Baptist Bible College, who they successfully defeated earlier in the year Throughout the first half, the two teams were seldom separated by more than three points in a back and forth that many anticipated would be a tug-of-war for the lead. Maranatha got the last bucket of the half however, and went into the locker room with a 30-28 lead.

The second half was a story of percentages as LCU scored only 12 out of 39 shots, only one of which was from outside the 3 point arc. Combined with 4 free throws, that gave LCU only 29 points to add to its first half total. Maranatha, on the other hand, hit only 9 shots, but added 14 free throws to add 33 points to their first half total. As LCU pulled within two points in the closing minutes, the scoring just stopped and Maranatha was able to pull ahead to the final margin of 63-57.

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Senior guard Moriah Kirkpatrick (Mt Vernon/ John A. Logan CC) led the scoring in the final game of her college career with 15 points. Junior guard Tatiana Colclasure (Effingham, IL/Effingham High) followed closely with 13 points and 6 assists. Freshman center Betty Elliot (Crawfordsville, IN/ Crawfordsville High) also posted 11 points and 13 rebounds.

[Text 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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