|November 16, 2014||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||WSU||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.471 (32-68)||.339 (20-59)|
|3P FG Percentage||.235 (4-17)||.333 (7-21)|
|FT Percentage||.500 (11-22)||.760 (19-25)|
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The gloomy weather outside made its way into Allen Arena where the Lipscomb Lady Bisons lost 79-66 to Wright State Sunday afternoon.
“Wright State is a very good team,” said Lipscomb head coach Greg Brown. “They have six seniors on their team. They’ve been together for a while so obviously they are one of the top teams in their league. But there are a lot of things we can learn from this.”
The first half was a battle for the lead. The two teams saw six ties and nine lead changes throughout the first half. The Raiders ultimately gained the upper hand with four seconds left in the first half after Tay’ler Mingo sunk a three-pointer. The Raiders led 33-30 heading into intermission and would keep the scoring advantage until the final buzzer.
“Mingo is a very good player,” Brown said. “We knew that. We wanted to limit her baskets in transition and try to keep her off the free throw line. All in all we did a good job keeping her off the line.
“It’s the baskets in transition she got that hurt us. She was going to get some and we knew that. We knew especially with Kim Demmings out that she was going to be their go-to.”
Mingo dropped 30 points for the Raiders making 12 field goals and hitting all five free throws attempted.
The Lady Bisons had two double-digit scorers in Sunday’s contest led by junior Danay Fothergill with 19 points while adding four rebounds.Senior Sara Bliss scored 13 points and pulled down four rebounds.
The hardest hitting statistic for the Purple and Gold was the team’s 22 turnovers, which ultimately resulted in several baskets in transition.
“They had too many easy points,” Brown said. “Too many turnovers hurt us and too many baskets in transition. Those are things you can’t give a team that is that good.
“We just have to continue to do things well and do them longer. Our rotations have to get better and we have to get more movement. We stood a little bit more than we needed to. We did a good job of driving, but sometimes we didn’t rotate well so those are all things we can learn from there.”
Lipscomb finished out the game shooting 20-for-59 from the field, a 33.9 percent performance, and 19-for-25 from free throw range, a 76 percent performance.
The Purple and Gold fall to 1-1 while the Raiders improve to 2-0.
- This was the first-ever meeting between Lipscomb and Wright State.
- Wright State collected 19 points off of Lipscomb turnovers.
- Kennedy Potts made three steals against the Raiders.
- Freshman Emily Eubank made her second start of the season for Lipscomb.
Up Next: The Lady Bisons hit the road for their first away game of the season traveling to Birmingham, Alabama for a midweek tilt with UAB. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.