The Lincoln women's basketball team used a strong third quarter to finish with a comfortable 71-42 win Sunday against St. Louis College of Pharmacy at Jason Gym.
Lincoln led 17-12 after one quarter and 27-20 at halftime, but an 11-3 run to start the second half gave the Blue Tigers a double-digit lead for good.
Lincoln made five of its first seven shots in the second half and outscored the Eutectics 22-9 in the 10-minute quarter. The Blue Tigers led 49-29 entering the fourth.
The shooting performance was also a tale of two halves for the Blue Tigers. Lincoln shot just 30.3 percent from the field in the first half, but that number more than doubled to 65.5 percent in the second half on 19-of-29 shooting.
Nine players entered the game for Lincoln, and all nine made their way into the scoring column.
Zoi Thompson led the Blue Tigers with 15 points, adding six assists and five rebounds. Alecia Gulledge also scored in double figures with 13 points.
Bre Coleman finished with nine points, while Kaloni Pryear and Shannyn Triplett each chipped in eight points. Zhanesha Dickerson had seven points and a team-high seven rebounds.
Allison Dewald led St. Louis College of Pharmacy with 17 points. Sunday's game counted as a exhibition for the Eutectics, an NAIA program.
As the Blue Tigers finish non-conference play, they are off to their best start since posting a 9-1 record to begin the 2011-12 season.
Lincoln (9-2) returns to Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association play Thursday with a home game against Pittsburg State. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Jason Gym.