The team that some argued was the best in the land - one that beat previous No. 1 and current No. 9 Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep and current No. 8 Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill - was overmatched in this one.
"It just wasn't in the cards tonight," Northland coach Satch Sullinger told the Dispatch. "This wasn't the team I coached all year, but a lot has to do with Gahanna. I just don't know. All it takes is one hiccup. We lost to a quality team that just shot the lights out. That's nothing to be ashamed about."
Jared Sullinger, an Ohio State recruit and the coach's son, had a game-high 24 points and 15 rebounds, but he and his teammates weren't able to do it on defense. Lincoln shot 61 percent from the field in the game.