November 20, 20161st2ndFinal
Lipscomb323769
Fordham355085
Stats at a GlanceLIPFOR
FG Percentage.436 (24-55) .463 (25-54)
3P FG Percentage.321 (9-28) .417 (10-24)
FT Percentage.571 (12-21) .758 (25-33)
Offensive Rebounds105
Defensive Rebounds3126
Total Rebounds4131
Turnovers2312
Steals415
Bench Points2618
LeadersLIPFOR
PointsMATHEWS - 22
SENGFELDER - 23
ReboundsKORN - 7
ZARKOVIC - 5
CHARTOUNY - 5
HAWKINS - 5
SENGFELDER - 5
AssistsMORAN - 5
CHARTOUNY - 5
StealsMILLER - 1
MORAN - 1
COOPER - 1
MATHEWS - 1
CHARTOUNY - 5
BlocksCOOPER - 1
SLANINA - 3
22 from Mathews not enough for men's basketball in loss to Fordham
Sunday, November 20, 2016
22 from Mathews not enough for men's basketball in loss to Fordham

BRONX, N.Y. – The Lipscomb men’s basketball wrapped up action in the Johnny Bach Classic on Sunday afternoon with an 85-69 loss to Fordham at Rose Hill Gym in Bronx, New York.

“I thought we responded today from two poor performances and gave a much better effort,” said Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander. “I thought we played harder and played more together. We had more good plays.”

The contest was close throughout the first half and featured eight lead changes with the Bisons (2-4) leading by as many as six in the opening stanza.  The Rams (3-1) used a 15-3 run early in the second half to break open a 35-35 tie and keep control the rest of the way.

“Even after they blitzed us a little bit and went on that run, I thought we still stayed together and kept fighting,” said Alexander. “That’s a real growth experience for us and something we can build off of moving forward.”

Lipscomb would cut the lead to a two-possession game with 7:17 remaining when junior guard Garrison Mathews completed an old-fashioned 3-point play to make it a 62-56 contest but that is as close as the Bisons would come.  Mathews would go on to score a team high 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting from the field.

Herd notes:

  • Mathews was the lone player in double figures for Lipscomb.
  • Lipscomb held a 41-31 advantage in rebounding including a 10-5 edge in offensive rebounds. That gave the Bisons a 12-2 advantage in second-chance points. Aaron Korn led all players with seven boards in the game.
  • Fordham held a 46.3-43.6 percent advantage in shooting percentage and also held a 75.8 percent to 57.1 percent edge at the charity stripe.
  • Fordham forced a season high 23 turnovers for the Bisons behind 15 steals and converted those into 22 points.
  • The Rams were led in scoring by Chris Sengfelder, who had a game high 23 points.
  • The contest was the first-ever meeting between the two teams.

Up next:  The Bisons take a quick break in the action for Thanksgiving before returning to action on Saturday at Cincinnati at 1:30 p.m. on Fox Sports Ohio