Lady Bisons Hang Tough In Memphis
Wednesday, August 31, 2005


Whenever Lipscomb's Lady Bisons and the University of Memphis meet the game is usually a battle.

It was no different Monday night as the Lady Bisons stayed even with Memphis until the final two minutes of the game in a 57-52 season-opening loss at Elma Roane Fieldhouse.

With the game tied at 48-48 Memphis pulled ahead on a 3-point shot by Victoria Crawford to keep the lead for good.

The first half set the stage for the rest of the game. Memphis held only a 28-27 advantage at intermission.

Both teams shot 42.9 percent from the field in the first half. The Lady Bisons dropped to 28 percent from the field in the second half, for a 34.8 percentage for the game. Memphis shot 37.9 percent in the second half, 40.4 percent for the game.

The Lady Bisons held a huge advantage on the boards, outrebounding Memphis41-28.

Penny Jones led the way with seven rebounds. Courtney Boynton and Katie Beth Pate each added five.

Boynton was the only Lady Bisons shooter in double figures with 13 points. She was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line