Lipscomb's Lady Bisons ended a four-year drought with a 62-53 victory Monday night over Belmont in front of 1,308 fans at Allen Arena.
The Lady Bisons placed three players in double figures. Courtney Boynton led with 13 points, including a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line. Eleven of her points were scored in the second half. She also added six steals, five assists and four steals.
"Courtney did a good job being patient," said Lipscomb coach Frank Bennett. "She did a great job on her free throws. Look at her stats and she does a lot of things other than scoring."
Center Katie Beth Pate recorded her second double-double of the season with a season-high 15 rebounds and 12 points, six from the free throw line on 10 attempts. Nine of Pate's rebounds were on the defensive end of the court. She also added five blocks.
"Katie Beth was such a factor defensively, especially rebounding," Bennett said. "She was taking the ball to the basket a little stronger and getting to the foul line a lot.
Lindsay Daly finished with 11 points for the Lady Bisons. Her scoring help spark Lipscomb's first half offense.
"Lindsay is capable of doing that on a consistent basis,' Bennett said. "When she does it opens things up inside for us."
The Lady Bisons held a 44-37 advantage on the boards, including 29 defensive rebounds.
The Lady Bisons held a 30-19 lead at halftime, but Belmont trimmed the lead to four points at 55-51 with 2:20 left in the game.
" Belmont is a good 3-point shooting team," Bennett said. "They got hot in the second half. But we got some stops when we needed them. Rebounding is always a concern againstBelmont . And obviously our defensive rebounding was a key factor."
Belmont's Hollie Davis led all scorers with 19 points. She was the onlyBelmont player in double figures.
The Lady Bisons never trailed. Their biggest lead was 19 points at 16:36 of the second half (38-19).
The Lady Bisons are 6-3, 3-0 in the Atlantic Sun. Belmont fell to 6-4, 1-2 in the A-Sun