The Lincoln University women's basketball team opened the New Year by defeating Chestnut Hill College, 70-68, Wednesday evening, Jan. 2, at Sorgenti Arena.The Lions (3-8) won their third straight road game by getting a career high 17 points and 12 rebounds from sophomore Noel Webster. Also reaching double digits for Lincoln was DeJuana Mosley (15 points) and Latoya Thompson (career high 13 points). Lincoln has won three of its last four games.
Chanelle Harris and Tanina Cook contributed nine points each for Lincoln, which defeated the Lady Griffins for the first time in school history.
Webster made the most of her first career start by generating 13 points and nine rebounds in the second half. Thompson fueled a strong first half by scoring 11of her 13 points. Mosley keyed Lincoln's decisive burst of the game. The scarlet and white forced the only tie of the game, 40-40 with 12:40 remaining in the second half. After that, Mosley went to work by sandwiching a pair of 3- pointers around two Harris foul shots during a quick 8-0 burst that gave the orange and blue a 48-40 advantage with 10 minutes remaining.
Also making key contributions for Lincoln was freshman Sasha Evans (four assists and two rebounds), senior Sharell McMillan (three forced turnovers, six rebounds and taking a charge) and junior Angelle Green (five points, four rebounds and two assists).
The difference in the gamewas Lincoln's start. The Lions scored the first 11 points of the game. Lincoln's defense held Chestnut Hill scoreless at the start for seven minutes, 54-seconds. Furthermore, Lincoln's defense did not allow a CHC basket until 10:20 into the game.
Tara Walsh paced Chestnut Hill with 19 points and 14 rebounds. The Griffins had two opportunities to tie the game in the final 10 seconds, but the buzzer sounded before a shot could fall.