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Men Sweep Lincoln Land Classic

December 17, 2012

Travon Williams  
Freshman guard Travon Williams had a big weekend offensively for the Archers in their two-game sweep in the Lincoln Land Classic.
















The Archers are proving their junior varsity-infused early-season tear was no fluke.

STLCC has continued its success into the conclusion of the fall semester, sweeping the Lincoln Land Classic last weekend. The Archers avenged an early-season loss to Lincoln College – the only setback of the season for STLCC – by defeating the Loggers 83-78. The Archers followed that win by beating Lincoln Land 67-47 Sunday.

“I think our team had a big step forward,” head coach Randy Albrecht said. “It was our first true road game of the year, and we shot the ball much better in these games.”

John Connelly  
John Connelly was part of the all-freshman starting
lineup employed during last weekend's Lincoln Land
Classic sweep.

Freshman guard Travon Williams (University City) provided a lift throughout the classic. Williams led the Archers with 19 points in Saturday’s win, before following it up with 15 more on Sunday. Freshman guard John Connelly (St. Mary’s) also added 15 against Lincoln Land, as Albrecht deployed an all-freshman starting lineup for the first time this season.

Concluding the first half of the season, the Archers are 12-1. They have won three of their four games against NJCAA Division II teams and their only game against a Division I opponent, in addition to going undefeated against four-year junior varsity programs.

“There’s a lot to build on here, because I think we’re starting to roll. We’re starting to get more clearly defined,” Albrecht said. “I was really worried about all the guys who hadn’t played (last year). I think the freshmen stepped up big-time here.”

The weekend’s success followed a win over Division I opponent Lewis and Clark Community College last week, a win that has appeared to jumpstart the Archers’ previously successful, yet sluggish play.

“Lewis and Clark and this weekend were a way to see that we’re moving in the right direction,” Albrecht said. “Going into the holidays, we have a chance to heal and get ready.”

The Archers are preparing for a three-game swing to north and east Texas, when they will play three games in Mesquite, Dallas and Irving Jan. 2-5.