Lincoln, IL – The Lincoln College men’s basketball team won their first game over Danville Area Community College in the Region 24 tournament this past weekend , but dropped game two to eventual Region 24 champions John Wood Community College.

In game one, the #3 seeded Lynx took down the #6 seeded Jaguars 80-77.  The Lynx were led in scoring by Andrew Jordan with 25 points off the bench including 7 of 8 from the 3-point line.  Chris Davis added 15 for the Lynx.

In game two on Saturday, JWCC defeated Lincoln College 85-81.  Lincoln held a 43-40 halftime lead but couldn’t hold on as JWCC had five players in double figures. 

JWCC went on to win the Region 24 tournament with a 79-74 win over Illinois Central College on Sunday.  JWCC will advance to the NJCAA Division 2 National Tournament March 18-22 at Danville Community College in Danville, IL.  Three of the past four national champions have come from Region 24.

Region 24 Player of the Year:  TJ Tisdale Jr. – JWCC
Region 24 Coach of the Year:  Brad Hoyt – JWCC
Region 24 All-Region Team:
  TJ Tisdale Jr. – JWCC
  Marcus Graham – LLCC
  Aaron Simpson – LC
  Godson Odera Eneogwe – ICC
  Jeril Taylor – Rend Lake
  Cortez Macklin – Rend Lake
  Shane Seniour – PC
  Jordan Johnson – JWCC
  D’Lando Carter – DACC
  Lance Magee – PC
  Brody Gronewold – JWCC
  Chris Davis – LC