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Bench gives game effort in Lincoln's three-point loss

Bench gives game effort in Lincoln's three-point loss

December 20th, 2012 in News

Lincoln's Charles Cole takes the ball to the basket during the Blue Tigers' 75-72 loss to Maryville on Wednesday night at Jason Gym.

Photo by Jeremy Jardine

Lincoln's best came from its bench Wednesday night.

But despite a strong effort from four reserves, the Blue Tigers fell a missed 3-pointer short in a 75-72 loss to Maryville at Jason Gym.

"I thought that was the best we have played all year from the bench," Lincoln coach John Redmond said. "You couldn't ask for a better bench tonight. They were the reason that we stayed close. Our starters just didn't do a whole lot. Our bench really played well."

All Lincoln starters not named Charles Cole combined to play just 20 minutes in the second half against the Saints. The four primary backups - Darius Whitson, Brandon Stanciel, Greg Motley and Devin Booker - amassed 39 minutes of combined playing time after the intermission.