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home : sports : sports June 28, 2016

11/23/2012 11:18:00 AM
Statesmen rally past Malcolm X, 90-82
By JOSH BROWN
Sports Editor

Yet another second-half rally sent Lincoln Trail College's men's basketball team to their second straight win Tuesday.

After coming from behind to win Saturday, the Statesmen did it again to visiting Malcolm X College, erasing a three-point halftime deficit and pulling away for a 90-82 victory.

Lincoln Trail found themselves trailing 42-39 at halftime, but exploded for 51 points in the second half on their way to outscoring Malcolm X 51-40 to earn the win.

Leading the way for LTC was Dennis Hightower with 23 points, four rebounds, two blocked shots and one steal, while Nick Painter posted 14 points, seven rebounds, three blocked shots and one steal. Jordan Houser chipped in with 12 points, two rebounds and one steal, Jacob Weaver contributed eight points and one rebound, Jesse Tesmer totaled seven points, 11 rebounds, four blocked shots and one steal, Ron Dietz netted seven points and two rebounds, Caleb Begle collected six points, two rebounds and two steals, Jake Newton added five points, one rebound and one steal, Lawrence Smith had four points and eight rebounds, Darryl Walker had three points and one rebound and John Bootz scored one point.

Malcolm X was led by Kendrick Nichols with 24 points, while Jeremiah Moore was also in double figures with 19 points.

In the women's game, Lincoln Trail lost 77-42 to fall to 0-4 on the season. No other information was available.

Lincoln Trail (3-2) will play host to Illinois Central College Saturday for a men's and women's doubleheader. The women's game will start at 4 p.m., with the men's game to follow about 6 p.m.



At Lincoln Trail College, Robinson

Malcolm X College 42 40 - 82

Lincoln Trail College 39 51 - 90



MALCOLM X (82)

Jeremiah Moore 7 2-3 19, Randall Saintilus 1 0-0 2, Mackley Bien-ame 1 6-9 8, Maurice Alexander 1 0-0 3, Justin Reynolds 2 4-6 8, Winston Williams 3 1-2 9, Kendrick Nichols 8 4-6 24, Sharrod Wilson 2 1-4 5, Darnell Wright 2 0-0 4, TOTALS 27 FG, 18-30 FT, 82 TP.

LINCOLN TRAIL (90)

Lawrence Smith 2 0-0 4, Jordan Houser 2 7-8 12, Darryl Walker 1 1-2 3, Ron Dietz 3 0-0 7, Jake Weaver 3 2-3 8, Joe Byrd 0 0-0 0, Caleb Begle 1 4-6 6, Adam Hendrix 0 0-0 0, Dennis Hightower 10 1-2 23, Nick Painter 6 1-4 14, Jake Newton 2 1-2 5, John Bootz 0 1-2 1, Jesse Tesmer 3 1-3 7, TOTALS 33 FG, 19-32 FT, 90 TP.

3-point goals - Nichols 4, Moore 3, Williams 2, Alexander, Hightower 2, Houser, Dietz, Painter. Team fouls - MXC 27, LTC 24. Fouled out - Moore, Bien-ame, Tesmer. Technical foul - none. Rebounds - (LTC 40) Tesmer 11, Smith 8, Painter 7, Hightower 4, Houser 2, Dietz 2, Begle 2, Newton, Hendrix, Weaver, Walker. Steals - (LTC 6) Begle 2, Houser, Hightower, Painter, Tesmer. Blocked shots - (LTC 10) Tesmer 4, Painter 3, Hightower 2, Newton.

Next game - Lincoln Trail (3-2) will play host to Illinois Central College Saturday at 6 p.m.





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