Breaking:Lincoln names Jermaine Gales as football head coach
Today's Edition Local Missouri National World Opinion Obits Sports GoMidMo Events Classifieds Newsletters Contests Special Sections Jobs
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

The Lincoln Blue Tigers will get back on the court for the first time in more than a week tonight when they face the Missouri-St. Louis Tritons in the Maryville Thanksgiving Classic.

Tip-off for today's game is at 5:30 p.m. in St. Louis.

Lincoln (0-2) opened its season with a six-point loss to Arkansas-Monticello and a 23-point loss to Minnesota State-Mankato last weekend in the Central Region Challenge at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.

In those two games, Destan Williams led a balanced Lincoln scoring attack with 11.5 points. Chuck Wilson is averaging 10 points, while Ni'Sean Rigmaiden and Derrick Woods are both at 9.5 points per game.

Missouri-St. Louis (3-1), which received votes in the NABC Division II Top 25 preseason poll, is 1-1 in games against MIAA opponents. The Tritons lost 78-65 last Friday to top-ranked Northwest Missouri and defeated Missouri Western 72-67 on Saturday in the Hillyard Classic at St. Joseph.

Marty Jackson (6-foot-6, sr., forward) leads the Tritons with 20.5 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Jose Grubbs (6-4, sr., guard/forward) and Yaakema Rose Jr. (5-9, sr., guard) each average 12.5 points per game.

Lincoln will then play host Maryville at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Maryville (3-1) is coming off a 57-54 win last Friday at Central Missouri.

Ari Jackson (6-4, soph., guard) leads the Saints with 13.5 points per game. Cameron Scales (6-4, grad., forward) and Dylan Ingram (6-6, fr., forward) each have 12 points per game. Scales has a team-best 6.7 rebounds per game.

Lincoln is 10-26 all-time against Missouri-St. Louis and 0-5 against Maryville, both of which play in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

COMMENTS - It looks like you're using Internet Explorer, which isn't compatible with our commenting system. You can join the discussion by using another browser, like Firefox or Google Chrome.
It looks like you're using Microsoft Edge. Our commenting system is more compatible with Firefox and Google Chrome.
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
/** **/