By Dan Carr/Assistant AD for Media Relations
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Five members of the Lincoln men’s basketball team scored in double figures as the Blue Tigers won their home opener, 101-55, over Central Christian on Tuesday night (Nov. 30).
Ni’Sean Rigmaiden, Derrick Woods and Chuck Wilson each came close to double-doubles, with Rigmaiden totaling 16 points, seven assists, three steals and two rebounds. Wood led LU with seven boards and added 10 points as well as an assist and a block. Wilson, meanwhile, totaled team-highs in both points (18) and assists (nine), and had four rebounds and a steal.
Lincoln (1-4) shot .500 from the field and .447 from three-point range for the contest, with LU making 17 treys on the evening. The Blue Tigers scored 24 points off 18 Central Christian (4-2) turnovers, and 29 points off fast breaks, while holding a 47-37 rebounding advantage. Lincoln held CCC to .338 shooting for the contest, and blocked six shots while notching 12 steals.
Destan Williams had 15 points, six rebounds and three steals, and Alafia Oluwasogo finished with 10 points. Mark Boland provided nine points and six boards off the bench, while Chris Baldwin had two points, five rebounds, three steals and three blocks. John Gaines added eight points, a pair of assists, a steal and four rebounds to the winning cause.
Arash Yaqubi tallied five points and two rebounds, and Josh Wallace contributed three rebounds, a block and two points. Mekhi Kimble closed the scoring with six points, three assists, a block and three boards.
Lincoln will open MIAA play on Sunday (Dec. 5) with a trip to Warrensburg, Mo. to play Central Missouri at 3 p.m.