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home : sports : sports May 26, 2016

11/7/2013 10:26:00 AM
Statesmen come up short in home loss to Lincoln College, 81-76
JOSH BROWN
Sports Editor

Shooting from the two lines on the court proved to be the difference for Lincoln Trail College's men's basketball team Tuesday.

The Statesmen were outshot at the free throw line and the three-point line, resulting in an 81-76 loss to visiting Lincoln College.

Lincoln Trail was down four, 39-35, at halftime, then was outscored by Lincoln 42-41 in the second half.

The Statesmen shot the ball well from two-point range, making 29-47 attempts (62 percent), but made just 2-8 attempts from three point range (25 percent) and were just 12-22 at the free throw line (55 percent). Meanwhile, Lincoln made 19-36 shots from inside the arc (53 percent) and were 9-20 from three-point range (45 percent) and 16-23 at the free throw line (70 percent).

Leading the way for Lincoln Trail was Tyler Alexander, who posted 18 points, four rebounds and two steals off the bench. Dennis Hightower netted 13 points, six assists and two steals, Jake Newton totaled 13 points, one rebound, one assist and one steal and Jesse Tesmer contributed 11 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Aaron Simpson led all scorers for Lincoln with 27 points, including five three-pointers, while Avery Perry was also in double figures with 13 points.

Lincoln Trail (1-1) will hit the road for the first time this season when they play at Three Rivers (Mo.) College Saturday at 7 p.m.



At LTC Sports Center, Robinson

Lincoln College 39 42 - 81

Lincoln Trail College 35 41 - 76



LINCOLN (81)

Aaron Simpson 2-6 5-8 8-8 27, Andrew Jordan 2-2 0-2 0-0 4, JoVaughn Gaines 1-3 1-3 2-3 7, Darren Davidson 0-2 0-1 2-2 2, Chris Davis 2-3 0-0 2-2 6, Jagger Anderson 4-5 0-0 0-1 8, Avery Perry 6-9 0-0 1-2 13, Henry Hicks 0-0 3-6 0-1 9, Virgil Allen 1-4 0-0 1-2 3, Jalen McCaskill 1-2 0-0 0-2 2, TOTALS 19-36 2FG, 9-20 3FG, 16-23 FT, 81 TP.



LINCOLN TRAIL (76)

Caleb Begle 1-1 1-3 0-0 5, Dennis Hightower 5-7 0-0 3-3 13, Nick Painter 2-3 0-0 1-4 5, Jake Newton 5-9 1-3 0-0 13, Jesse Tesmer 3-8 0-0 5-6 11, Jordan Houser 0-1 0-0 0-00, Tyler Alexander 9-10 0-0 2-2 18, Mike Brown 1-2 0-1 0-0 2, Reggie Anderson 0-0 0-0 1-2 1, Jason Smith 0-2 0-1 0-0 0, Larry Johnson 1-2 0-0 0-0 2, Jacob Duncan 0-0 0-0 1-3 1, John Bootz 2-2 0-0 1-2 5, TOTALS 29-47 2FG, 2-8 3FG, 12-22 FT, 76 TP.

Turnovers - LC 16, LTC 11. Team fouls - LC 20, LTC 18. Fouled out - none. Technical foul - none. Rebounds - (LC 38) Anderson 8, Davis 6, Perry 6, Simpson 4. (LTC 21) Alexander 4, Anderson 4, Tesmer 3, Smith 3, Begle 2, Houser 2, Newton, Duncan. Steals - (LC 3) Gaines, Davis, Perry. (LTC 8) Hightower 2, Alexander 2, Begle, Newton, Tesmer, Houser. Assists - (LC 1) Anderson. (LTC 15) Hightower 6, Begle 2, Newton, Tesmer, Houser, Brown, Anderson, Duncan, Bootz. Blocked shots - (LC 2) Simpson, McCaskill. (LTC 2) Painter, Bootz.

Next game - Lincoln Trail (1-1) will play at Three Rivers (Mo.) College Saturday at 7 p.m.





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