|November 22, 2014||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||TSU||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.348 (23-66)||.354 (17-48)|
|3P FG Percentage||.143 (2-14)||.300 (6-20)|
|FT Percentage||.735 (25-34)||.833 (15-18)|
TEAM - 7
DAVIS - 1
COX - 1
JOHNSON - 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The Lipscomb women’s basketball team fell 73-55 to Tennessee State on Saturday inside Allen Arena.
The Achilles’s heel in the Lady Bison loss was the costly turnovers. The team threw the ball away 28 times, leading to 26 TSU points.
Sara Bliss led the team in both rebounds and assists with seven and four respectively. She also chipped in with nine points. Danny Fothergill led the team with 11 points shooting 4-for-6 from the field.
“I thought Bliss and Danay played very hard for us, but we just didn’t take care of the ball,” Lipscomb head coach Greg Brown said.
Another reason for Lipscomb’s struggles was a series of two crucial droughts. In the first half, the team went nearly six minutes without scoring a field goal. The Purple and Gold did not score in the second half until just after the 11th minute causing TSU to build their largest lead of the game of 22 points. The lead was one which the Lady Tigers did not overturn, as the Lady Bisons never grasped a lead in the game.
The Lady Bisons could not contain TSU’s Chelsea Hudson as she scored 22 points while also grabbing 11 rebounds. The Lady Tigers as a whole followed her lead on the glass, scoring 20 second-chance points.
“If you give up 14 offensive rebounds, you are not going to win a game,” Brown said.
The Lady Bisons dropped to 1-3 while the Lady Tigers improved to 1-2.
- TSU and Lipscomb have met 11 times in the NCAA era. TSU leads the overall series 9-2.
- TSU scored 38 points inside the paint leaving Lipscomb to score only 18.
- Fothergill was 3-for-5 from behind the three-point line.
- Lipscomb only shot 35.4 percent from the field while TSU shot 34.8 percent.
Up Next: The Purple and Gold travel to Murray, Kentucky to face the Murray State Racers Tuesday Nov. 25.