Lincoln swept by Central Missouri

WARRENSBURG — The Central Missouri Mules shot better than 56 percent from the field Wednesday night in rolling to a 92-50 win against the the Lincoln Blue Tigers.

Central Missouri finished 35-of-62 from the field in dominating the game from the start.

The Blue Tigers never led Wednesday night. The game was tied just once, that coming at 2 after a Mike Smith jumper knotted the game a little more than a minute into the contest. The Mules then went on a 12-0 run to push their lead to double digits on their way to a 43-27 halftime advantage.

Central Missouri led by as many as 43 points in the second half, that coming at 90-47 with 1:15 remaining in the contest.

Smith finished with 18 points to lead Lincoln. Joshua Buie added 10 points and a team-high eight rebounds.

A total of 12 players scored for Central Missouri (20-4, 12-3 MIAA). Four Mules scored in double figures, led by Charles Hammork’s 14 points. Kyle Wolf and T.J. White added 11 each, while Ryan Donald totaled 10.

Lincoln (3-20, 1-14) will host Southwest Baptist at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

III

In the women’s game earlier Wednesday, Central Missouri closed the first half with an 18-6 run and cruised to an 86-53 victory against the Blue Tigers.

A jumper by Lizzie Nessling with 7:34 left in half pulled Lincoln to within six point at 28-22. But Central Missouri got a layup from Revonnia Howard on its ensuing possession to spark the run.

Jennifer Rosado led three Blue Tigers in double figures with 13 points. Jaleisha Barrett came off the bench to total a double-double for Lincoln, finishing with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Nessling scored 10 points.

Four Central Missouri (19-3, 13-2) starters scored in double figures, led by Keuna Flax’s 20 points. Howard added 17, while BreAna Lewis had 15 and Shelby Winkelmann totaled 12. A total of 10 players scored in the game for Central Missouri, ranked No. 12 in Division II.

The Jennies led by as many as 42 points in the second half, that coming at 82-40 with a little more than four minutes remaining.

The Blue Tigers finished with 16 turnovers to just seven for the Jennies. Central Missouri finished 23-of-28 at the free-throw line, while Lincoln was 14-of-22.

Lincoln (4-18, 1-14) is back in action at home against Southwest Baptist at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

story created on Wednesday 2/12/2014 at 7:59:02 pm by Tom Rackers

story modified on Wednesday 2/12/2014 at 9:39:48 pm by Tom Rackers

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