Dec. 29, 2007
The Bisons shot 50 percent from the field Saturday afternoon to hold off the Thundering Herd from Marshall 72-62. 4,587 fans were in attendance in the Cam Henderson Center on the Campus of Marshall University. Lipscomb is now 6-8, and Marshall drops to 6-4.
This was the first home loss for the Thundering Herd and the third road win for the Bisons.
"That kind of win on the road here, is a big win for us," said Head Coach Scott Sanderson. "I just thought that was a really good team win. Everybody contributed a little bit more. If we are going to do the things we want to do and try to accomplish the goals we want to accomplish, then we need a little bit more from everybody. I'm proud of our guys and the way they battled."
The Bisons got a lot of production from many different players throughout the entire game. Four different players finished in double figures with senior Eddie Ard leading the way. He had 21 points to lead all scorers. One of his fellow seniors, LaKory Daniels, helped out with a season high 15 points. Adnan Hodzic also scored a season high with 12 points. Brandon Brown scored 10 points and pulled down 7 rebounds.
The first half went back and fourth between both teams. Lipscomb took a 38-36 lead into the locker room for halftime. The Bisons had a tremendous amount of help from the freshmen who played extremely well throughout the entire game. 19 of the 38 first half points were scored by freshman.
"I thought our freshman stepped up. I thought Josh (Slater) was terrific in the first half. I thought Adnan (Hodzic) was very good in the first half," said Sanderson.
Hodzic and Slater combined for 13 first half points and 20 points overall.
Lipscomb jumped out on Marshall in the second half and extended their lead to 9 with 15:52 left in the game. However, the Thundering Herd would not back down. They were able to cut the deficit to 3 points with 3:22 left in the game. From then on, it was all Bisons as they went on a 10-3 run to close the game and win 72-62.
Marshall had three players finish in double figures. Mark Dorris led Marshall with 15 points. Markel Humphrey had 13 points, and Tirrell Baines finished with 12 points.
The Bisons shot 24-48 from the field and 7-19 from beyond the three point line. Lipscomb out-rebounded Marshall 36-34. Lipscomb improves to 6-8 on the year. Marshall is now 6-4.
Lipscomb will travel to Buies Creek to take on Campbell on January 3. Tip off is set for 6:00 CT. Coverage of this game can be heard on 900 AM.