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Lipscomb (3-19, 0-11 A-Sun)
Mercer (12-10, 5-6 A-Sun)
2/8/2014 | Macon, Ga. - Hawkins Arena | Attendance: 1007
Friday, February 07, 2014
MACON, Ga. – Following a loss at Kennesaw State on Thursday, the Lipscomb women’s basketball team will now focus on the Mercer Bears for Saturday.
A-SunTV will broadcast the 2 p.m. CT tilt inside Hawkins Arena.
Lipscomb (3-18, 0-10 A-Sun) is still looking for its first conference win of the season after falling 88-79 at Kennesaw State Thursday night.
Mercer has won four straight in the series, including a 79-72 victory in Nashville on Jan 11. Saturday’s contest will be the 23rd meeting in the all-time series history, splitting 11-11.
Thursday night against the Owls, it took the Lady Bisons 20 minutes before getting warmed up. Lipscomb scored a season-low 16 points in the first half, but shot 59 percent in the second half to score a season-high 63.
Chandler Cooper led Lipscomb with 23 points after hitting 7-of-14 shots from the field. The redshirt freshman made a career-high seven free throws.
Ashley Southern recorded her 17th double-double of the year with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Danay Fothergill had another solid game with 18 points, three boards and three steals.
Fothergill paces Greg Brown’s squad with a 19.9 scoring clip. Southern averages 15.5 points an outing and leads the conference in rebounding with 12.2 boards per game.
Lipscomb ranks second in the Atlantic Sun with an offense that puts up 67.6 points per game. The Lady Bisons also rank second in the league with 6.9 made 3-pointers per game.
Mercer (11-10, 4-6 A-Sun) enters the game after a 72-64 defeat to Northern Kentucky on Thursday.
Susie Gardner’s team is 5-5 on its home court.
The Bears boast some of the top performers in the league.
Precious Bridges is the A-Sun’s second leading scorer at 16.2 per game. Teanna Robinson, the 6-foot-5 junior center, pulls down 10 boards a game to place her third in the conference. Robinson leads the league with 78 blocked shots on the year.
Sharnea Boykin is tops in the league, averaging 6.8 assists per contest.
After Saturday’s clash, Lipscomb will venture back to Nashville for a 6 p.m. home contest with Jacksonville on Thursday Feb. 13. The game will be carried on ESPN3 and will be the first of a three-game home stint for the Lady Bisons.
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