Mayimba’s 28 not enough as the Shock fall late to the Lions
Therence Mayimba scored a game high 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, however, it wasn’t enough to overcome a hot Lincoln University as the Shock fell to the Lions 72-67. Xavier Sewell added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assist to help pace WAU while Cameron Campbell led the way for Lincoln, finishing with 18 points, 6 reboounds and 4 steals. Lions center Jordan Camper added 8 points and a game high 17 rebounds respectively.
After a first half that resulted in a tie at 35 with both teams in a defensive struggle, the Shock went cold from the field in the second half, shooting a uncharacteristic 24 percent from the field. For the season WAU is shooting 43 percent from the field. Lincoln, on the other hand found a rhythm. The Lions attacked the paint at will, outscoring the Shock 20-12 in the paint while shooting 45 percent from the field. Bench production was also in favor of Lincoln. With point guard Tamir Green breaking down WAU’s defense off the bounce and 6’8 center Camper cleaning up the misses, the Lions bench outscored the Shock’s reserves 29-19 for the game. Mayimba was the only Shock player that could summon up some consistent offense and he tried his best to carry the load, yet, it wasn’t enough to overcome 11-46 shooting from the rest of the team. Bright spot for Washington Adventist was their free throw shooting which made it a winnable game late. WAU shot 22-31 from the charity stripe while Lincoln shot 18-33.
With the loss, the Shock falls to 10-6 while the Lions improve to 10-4 riding a six game winning streak. Next up for Washington Adventist is a road match-up with Georgetown College this Wednesday at 2 p.m.
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