By Amani Grant-Pate
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – Washburn University dominated 75-50 against Lincoln University Wednesday evening at Jason Gym. This was the first contest between the two MIAA teams this season. Washburn controlled the game from the start and never looked back.
Lincoln was down 33-22 at halftime. The Blue Tigers struggled mightily on the offensive end. Washburn held LU to their lowest scoring outing this season. Lincoln also had a problem defensively in the loss. Four players for Washburn were in double figures. Jalen Lewis was the leading scoring for Washburn with 19 points. Tyler Gieman poured in 18 points in the win. Rathen Carter scored 14 points and Johnny Clausing added 10 points.
Jonell Burton had some good moments in the game and was a spark off the bench for LU. In the first half Burton excited the Blue Tiger Nation by converting on an alley-oop dunk from Cameron Potts. Burton managed to score 8 points in the first half but cooled off in the second half. The senior guard led Lincoln in scoring with 10 points.
A positive for the Blue Tigers was a solid three point performance from Lamont Ballard. Ballard was 3-7 from the three-point line. Lincoln will need their junior guard to carry the momentum into the next contest. L’Kielynn Taylor also grabbed 10 rebounds.
The next game for Lincoln will be on Saturday, Feb 1 at home against Emporia State.