WBB Preview: Saint Augustine's

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA - The Lincoln University women's basketball team looks to get back on track as the Lions travel to Saint Augustine's 5 p.m. Wednesday. 


Lincoln leads the overall series, 10-7, and has won 10 straight against the Falcons.

Fifth-year senior Bryanna Brown (New York, N.Y./Bishop Loughlin), a career 1,000-point scorer, is leading the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) with 16.8 points per game. She also leads the conference, making 88.4 percent (61-of-69) of her free throws this season, and with 61 made free throws. She is also first in the CIAA with 2.2 three-pointers per game.

Coming into the season, the guard was named preseason All-CIAA as a backcourt selection in the conference vote of head coaches and sports information personnel.  

Despite being held to less than 70 points for just the third time this season, Lincoln still leads the CIAA in scoring with 73.4 points per game. The Lions are second in scoring margin at plus-9.6. LU is one of five CIAA schools with a positive scoring margin. 

Lincoln is the conference leader with 5.3 three-pointers per game and a league-high 63 total three-pointers. 

Coming off an extended layoff, Lincoln was forced to make a few changes to the starting lineup with Jaleesa Lanier (Easton, Pa./Bethlehem Catholic) and Jade Young (Philadelphia, Pa./Abington Friends School) available. They turned to a previous lineup in the meeting with Claflin. 

Fifth-year senior Bryanna Brown (New York, N.Y./Bishop Loughlin) and has started 12 of those 13 games. Three different players - Ciani Montgomery (Philadelphia, Pa./West Catholic Prep)Jade Young (Philadelphia, Pa./Abington Friends School), and Lanier - have all started at point guard this season. Lincoln is 5-1, on a five-game winning streak, with Lanier as the point guard. 

Lincoln has only been outrebounded one this season, by one in a six-point win over West Chester. They have held double-digit leads in five different games. It has helped Lincoln earn the edge in second-chance points in 11 of the 13 games. 

As a team, the Lions are at their best when they can gain points in transition. In their nine victories, Lincoln is averaging 20 fast-break points. In the four losses, they are averaging 15 points, which is skewed by a 24-point effort in a one-point loss to Jefferson. 

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Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), educates and empowers students to lead their communities and change the world. Lincoln offers a rigorous liberal arts education to a diverse student body of approximately 2,200 men and women in more than 35 undergraduate and graduate programs.