Walker scores 22 but Lincoln women fall to UCM

Lincoln forward Andrea Rhoiney looks for an open pass while being guarded in the low post by Central Missouri forward Nicole Caddell during the second half of Wednesday night’s game at Jason Gym.

Lincoln forward Andrea Rhoiney looks for an open pass while being guarded in the low post by Central Missouri forward Nicole Caddell during the second half of Wednesday night’s game at Jason Gym. Photo by Kris Wilson.

Arriana Walker won the battle but lost the war.

Lincoln’s senior guard put on a brilliant performance with 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting, nine rebounds and four assists. But it wasn’t enough, as Lincoln dropped a 77-67 decision Wednesday night to No. 11 Central Missouri at Jason Gym.

“Arriana looks like she’s playing with a chip on her shoulder,” Lincoln head coach Nicole Collier said. “She looks like the Arriana that used to play last year. I think she may be realizing that time is running out.

“We fought hard with No. 11. We were just out-manned.”

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