LCC shot a blazing 55 percent
from the field, but the Royals kept it close by converting
second-chance points and scoring off turnovers. In the second half,
the home squad came out and forced turnovers with a high-tempo
defense and were able to push a 21-point lead
"This is a win that our team needed
after dropping two in a row," Lincoln coach Searby commented.
"I thought this is the best all-around
game that we have had so far," he added. "Brian had a spectacular
game, but it's because he got other players involved."
The Preachers were led statistically by
Brian Dunaway's 30 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists.
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Caleb Edson added 29 points.
"I think this was a breakout game for
Caleb," Searby said. "He has been showing signs of being able to do
what he did tonight."
Travis Chase had a double-double once
again, with 10 points and 13 boards. Tim Schultz chipped in 10 on
5-of-7 from the field.
The LCC men
moved their record to 4-2. They play tonight (Monday) at 7:30 at
Robert Morris in Springfield.