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Lindenwood teams take down Blue Tigers in basketball

Lindenwood teams take down Blue Tigers in basketball

Lincoln men, women lose in Saturday's action on the court

February 22nd, 2014 in News

ST. CHARLES, Mo. - Lincoln University junior Mike Smith led three Blue Tigers in double figures with a game-high 21 points, but it wasn't enough as Lindenwood posted an 82-75 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association win Saturday.

Mario Bass finished with 15 points, while Greg Motley added 14 to help pace Lincoln (3-23, 2-11), which was 27-of-79 from the field, 10-of-38 from beyond the arc and 11-of-13 from the free-throw line.

Lindenwood (11-17, 6-12) was just 22-of-53 from the field, but the Lions hit 29-of-40 from the charity stripe.

Lindenwood led by as many as seven late in the first half, but Lincoln was able to cut its deficit to 36-33 entering the break.

The Lions jumped out to a 58-42 lead in the first seven minutes of the second half, but the Blue Tigers went on a 14-3 run to cut their deficit to five with 10 minutes remaining.

That's as close as they would get.

Lincoln will close out the 2013-14 campaign at home when the Blue Tigers host Missouri Southern at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

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The Lincoln women's basketball team let an 11-point lead slip away as Lindenwood claimed a 63-56 win against the Blue Tigers in a MIAA matchup Saturday.

Angela Randall scored 15 points, while Hunter Yoakum added 14 and Jennifer Rosado chipped in with 10 to lead Lincoln (5-20, 2-16).

The Blue Tigers led 30-19 with 1:25 to play in the first half, but that's when things started to fall apart.

Lindenwood (14-11, 9-9) cut its deficit to 30-24 entering the break before tying the game at 34 with 15:45 left in the second half.

The teams traded leads five times in the next 11 minutes before the Lions closed out the contest on a 9-2 run.

Lincoln was 22-of-57 (38.6 percent) from the field and just 8-of-16 from the free-throw line.

Jenny Rocha and Kassidy Gengenbacher both finished with 17 points to lead Lindenwood, which was 21-of-48 (43.8 percent) from the field and 19-of-22 from the charity stripe.

Lincoln will close out the season at home when the Blue Tigers host Missouri Southern at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.