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Women's Basketball - Thu, Dec. 8, 2016

DEARFIELD, IL – Plagued by turnovers and poor shooting, the Lincoln Christian University (LCU) women's basketball team fell to a tough road opponent in Trinity International University (TIU) Wednesday night.

The Red Lions defense gave up 73 points, but held TIU to just 36 percent shooting from the field. The first and fourth quarters were competitive, with Lincoln Christian coming up just four points short in each of the period bookends. It was a 20 point deficit in the middle two quarters that really cost the Red Lions. The visitors committed 42 turnovers in the game.

"You just can't turn the ball over like we did and expect to win," LCU Head Coach Christian Lowry said. "Give Trinity credit, they completely dictated the tempo of the game and forced us to play their style. This game showed us how much tougher we need to get if we want to have success going forward."

Katie Boyce (JR/Havana, IL) again paced the Red Lions on offense, scoring a team high 15 points. Kayla Burks (FR/East Peoria, IL) added 12, including five for five from the free throw line.

LCU struggled to find the range from deep, connecting on just two of 13 from three point territory.

The loss brings LCU's record to 3-2 on the season.

Player of the Game

Boyce, who added a game high 16 rebounds to her 15 points and recorded her fourth double-double in five games this season.

What's Next

The girls face off against the Illinois Institute of Technology at home in the Laughlin Center Saturday. The game starts at 1 p.m.