The Lincoln College Men’s Basketball team traveled to Danville Area Community College on Wednesday for a MWAC match-up with the DACC Jaguars. LC started out strong in the first half by playing some stingy defense and showing patience on the offensive end of the court. Lincoln led by 9 at the half. In the second half, LC continued to control the tempo of play and extended their lead to 11 points with five minutes left in the game. At that point, the Jags began putting LC shooters on the free throw line. This proved to be an effective strategy as Lincoln was unable to convert several times. DACC was able to reduce the lead to one point, but the Lynx defense responded in the final seconds to halt the comeback and give LC a 70-69 win. Isiah Nelson lead the team with 20 points followed by Justin Parker’s 18. Trayvon Tyler added 16 and Richard Simpkins 8. The Lynx shot 52% from the field. The victory improves Lincoln’s record to 13-8 on the year and 1-1 in MWAC play.
On Saturday, Lincoln will travel to East Peoria, IL to play Illinois Central College at 3:00 PM.