On Friday, Lincoln faced Indiana University
East who entered as the 13th ranked team in the most recent NAIA
National Poll. LC took command early going 4-for-12 from beyond
the three-point arc to help them take a 51-42 lead into
halftime. The Lynx were able to maintain their lead throughout
the second half to earn the 103-94 victory.
All five starters reached double-digits in scoring for LC with
Darnell Latham Jr. pouring in a team-high 32 points. Junior
Laytwan Porter (Rockford) scored 20 points while Trayron Tyler
(Rockford) recorded 17. Senior Montez Crumble (Cahokia) and
junior Tyrone Wright (St. Louis) were each good for 11.
The Lynx took on the host school from Indiana Wesleyan who
started the day as the #4 ranked team in the nation. IWU
outpaced the LC in the first half by hitting on 12 of 32
attempts from three-point range. Wesleyan took a 43-34 lead into
the halftime break and outscored the Lynx by two in the second
half to claim the win 84-73.
Leading scorers for Lincoln against IWU were Darnell Latham Jr.
and junior Winslow Martin II (Carbondale) who each scored 15.
Tyrone Wright was close behind with 14 points and Wright led LC
with seven rebounds.
Lincolnís run of ranked opponents will continue on November 6th
when they travel back to Indiana to take on #10 Indiana