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11/12/2012 | Nashville, Tenn. (Allen Arena) | Attendance: 1432
Sunday, November 11, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In a game broadcast live on ESPN3 and via the WatchESPN mobile app, the Lipscomb women’s basketball team welcomes crosstown foe No. 16/17 Vanderbilt for its first-ever visit to Allen Arena Monday at 7:15 p.m.
The home opener will be the fifth-ever meeting between the two schools. Lipscomb is 0-4, including a defeat last season at the Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament.
The Lady Bisons fell 64-40 at Gardner-Webb, opening the season 0-1. The No.16/17 Commodores beat McNeese State 82-71 in their season opener Saturday.
Senior Hannah Phillips led the Lady Bisons as she poured in a game-high 15 points and snagged seven rebounds. Freshman Kelli Smith came off the bench for seven points and four rebounds.
Plagued by 19 turnovers and outrebounded 53-32 rebounds the Lady Bisons showed improvement throughout the game.
“Midway through the second half we started to maintain better poise and composure,” Lipscomb head coach Greg Brown said. “We set better screens and had better cuts. It is a learning curve and we need to speed the curve up.”
Vanderbilt returns a wealth of playing experience from a team that posted a 23-10 record last season. The Commodores return almost 98% of their scoring including Christina Foggie, who was the SEC scoring champion at 17.7 points per game.
VU was picked to finish fourth in the SEC Preseason Coaches Poll with Foggie, Jasmine Lister and Tiffany Clarke chosen Preseason All-SEC.
In Vandy’s victory over McNeese State, Clarke had a game high 24 points with eight rebounds while Foggie pitched in 18 points. Lister dished out 10 assists to go with her nine points.
Following Monday’s contest, the Lady Bisons travel to Lubbock, Texas for a 2 p.m. game against Texas Tech on Sunday.
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