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Life on the road has been discouraging for the Lady Bisons
Valerie Bronson
Valerie Bronson

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Life on the road is seldom easy, but for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons it is has been extremely discouraging.

For the second game in a row they fought back from double-figure deficits only to fall short. This time around it was an Atlantic Sun game with Jacksonville Saturday afternoon at Swisher Gym in a 63-57 loss. Thursday night they lost 52-51 at the buzzer at North Florida after overcoming a double-digit deficit in the first half.

This time around the Lady Bisons never led. Jacksonville scored on its first possession. Their biggest lead of the game was 14 points (28-14) with 3:20 left before intermission.

In the second half the Lady Bisons started making their move. They came within four points on a couple of occasions.

But with 4:44 left in the game the Lady Bisons cut the Jacksonville lead to one at 51-50, sparked by the free throw shooting of forward Jilian Partin.

However, Jacksonville answered with a 7-2 scoring run to seal the win.

The Lady Bisons placed four players in double figures. Partin lead with a season-high and game-high 18 points. Guard Jenna Bartsokas kept her scoring streak alive with 12 points, giving her double figures in all eight games.

Also scoring 12 points was forward Valerie Bronson, her second double figures effort of the season. Post player Cree Nix added 10 points.

The Lady Bisons shot 34 percent from the field, hitting 18-of-53 attempts.

They were perfect at the free throw line, hitting 15-of-15 shots. It was the first time in the history of the women's program that the Lady Bisons had shot 100 percent from the free throw line.

Jacksonville placed two players in double figures. Guard Regina Omoit posted a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Courtney Jackson chipped in with 12 points.

Jacksonville shot 32.4 percent from the field, hitting 23-of-71 attempts.

On the boards Jacksonville held a 51-32 edge.

It was the third straight win for Jacksonville against the Lady Bisons. The Lady Bisons hold a 6-4 edge overall in the series.

The Lady Bisons are back on the road Tuesday morning at 11 against Evansville. It is their last game before Christmas. They will not be back in action until Dec. 28 and 29 when they travel to Dayton, Ohio for the Dayton Flyers Tournament.

The loss dropped the Lady Bisons to 2-6 overall, 0-2 in the A-Sun. Jacksonville is 3-4, 1-1 in the conference.