November 29, 20141st2ndFinal
Lipscomb313061
Morehead State332659
Stats at a GlanceLIPMOR
FG Percentage.397 (23-58) .373 (22-59)
3P FG Percentage.241 (7-29) .267 (4-15)
FT Percentage.800 (8-10) .846 (11-13)
Offensive Rebounds210
Defensive Rebounds2635
Total Rebounds2845
Turnovers916
Steals94
Bench Points515
LeadersLIPMOR
PointsSOUTHERN - 23
STEELE - 17
ReboundsSOUTHERN - 9
McKEE - 10
AssistsEUBANK - 4
JONES - 11
StealsFOTHERGILL - 4
RYANS - 1
JONES - 1
STEELE - 1
McKEE - 1
BlocksFOTHERGILL - 3
STEELE - 5
Southern's 23 points leads Lady Bisons to 61-59 victory
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Southern's 23 points leads Lady Bisons to 61-59 victory

MOREHEAD, Ky. – The Lipscomb women’s basketball team rallied against Morehead State Saturday night to pick up its second victory of the season defeating the Eagles 61-59 at Johnson Arena.

“I thought we had practiced well,” said Lipscomb head coach Greg Brown. “I thought we were prepared. We talked about things we had to do to improve, and I thought we did a good job of carrying over from practice to a game.”

Ashley Southern was one rebound away from picking up her second double-double. She scored 23 points for the Lady Bisons and grabbed nine rebounds. Freshman Emily Eubank also made it into double figures scoring 11 points and making four assists.

In the first half, the Lady Bisons worked hard to establish the lead. Lipscomb held an eight-point advantage before Morehead State went on a 9-0 run. With the help of a three-pointer by Natalie Greenwell, the Eagles took back the lead, 21-20 with eight minutes left in the first half.

A layup by Southern knotted the score 31-31. However, it was Morehead State who would take control of the lead going into halftime after a pair of free throws by Almesha Jones.

The two teams kept the score within a couple of points throughout the second half. The Lady Bisons began to pick up steam leading by as many as nine points after a pair of free throws by Southern.

With the final seconds of the game winding down, the Eagles tied the game 59-59. Morehead’s Casey Ryans committed a foul with less than two seconds left, which gave Southern the opportunity to put the Lady Bisons back on top 61-59 after hitting two free throws.

“I thought we did what we needed to do,” Brown said. “We maintained poise. We worked on short seconds this week and how to maintain poise. We got the ball to Ashley and they had trouble guarding her. They were looking for the situation and her drawing the contact.”

The Purple and Gold continue to make improvements in ball handling only committing nine turnovers against the Eagles.

“We talked about passing and cutting and being tight with the ball,” Brown said. “Against athletic teams that are aggressive like that you have to do that. I thought they did a really good job against their pressing, and I think we can continue to cut those down a little bit more.”

The Lady Bisons improve to 2-4 while Morehead drops to 3-3.

Quick Hits:

  • The Lady Bisons notched their first win over Morehead State in the NCAA era with Morehead leading the series 2-1.
  • Lipscomb was 23-58 shooting 39.7 percent from the field and made eight out of 10 free throws shooting 80.0 percent.
  • Southern made eight out of 15 field goals and seven of eight free throws.
  • Danay Fothergill tied her career high for steals in a game with four. She had four steals last season against ETSU.

Up Next: The Purple and Gold travel down the road Tuesday Dec. 2 to face off with Belmont at 4 p.m.