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A solid defensive performance guided the Lincoln College basketball team to a 74-58 victory over Des Moines Area Community College at the Indian Hills Classic at Ottumwa, Iowa, on Friday night.

The Lynx (6-2) forced 26 turnovers.

"We played pretty good defense by really pressuring their guards tonight," Lincoln College head coach B.J. McCullum said.

Lynx women triumph

Latoria Lane led a balanced scoring attack with 14 points as Lincoln College defeated Sauk Valley 72-51 in a nonconference women's game at Lincoln.

Carmen Weaver added 13 points and Kellie Klassen 11 for the Lynx (4-3).

Lane also had six rebounds and five steals for the Lynx, who led 32-14 at halftime. Cassie Mosier recorded five assists for the winners.

Despite the win, Lynx coach Carol Wilson saw room for improvement. "We didn't shoot well and had too many turnovers," she said of her team's 36 percent shooting and 32 miscues.

Sauk Valley (3-6) shot just 21 percent from the field.

Eureka women top Greenville

Nicole Fisher recorded game highs by scoring 18 points and pulling down 12 rebounds as the Eureka College women's basketball team edged Greenville 66-57 in a Northern Illinois-Iowa Conference game at Eureka.

The Red Devils (3-2) produced 28 points in the paint while a strong defensive effort held Greenville (1-5) to 30 percent shooting from the floor and also forced 24 turnovers.

Brittany Gardner chimed in with 16 points for Eureka College, including a 4-for-7 performance from 3-point range. Sarah Deakin added 11 points for the Red Devils.

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