BELLEVILLE — The Lindenwood-Belleville men's basketball team has been unstoppable, as the Lynx extended their win streak to seven games with a 96-73 win over Crowley's Ridge on Tuesday.
All five starters reached double figures. Steve Roper picked up his fourth double-double of the season with 18 points and 12 rebounds.
The Lynx (16-3) set the tone in the first half, grabbing a 50-25 lead over Crowley's Ridge (5-14). Deon Miner and Todd Starks reached double figures in the first 20 minutes of play, with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
The Pioneers came out fighting in the second half, out-scoring the Lynx by two points, but were never able to overcome the double-digit deficit created in the first half.
Starks finished with a team-high 26 points. Miner ended with 19 on the night, while Roper's 18 points and 12 rebounds gave the junior his fourth double-double of the season. Brian Byrd put up 11 points, while Matt Sturdivant added 10. John Krodinger contributed six points and five rebounds off the bench, dishing out two assists.
The win put the Lynx at 10-0 on their home court this season, improving to a 16-game win streak at home that dates back to Jan. 12, 2012.
After playing the past three games at home, the Lynx will hit the road as they travel to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma this week for the USCAA Classic. The Lynx will begin tournament play Thursday, with a 4 p.m. matchup against Robert Morris - Springfield. This marks the first road game for the Lynx since Dec. 11.