|January 05, 2015||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||TNU||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.371 (26-70)||.541 (33-61)|
|3P FG Percentage||.290 (9-31)||.517 (15-29)|
|FT Percentage||.625 (10-16)||.824 (14-17)|
NORTHWAY - 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Danay Fothergill led the Lipscomb women’s basketball team to a 95-71 victory over Trevecca Monday night after dropping in 26 points in the contest.
The Lady Bisons struggled to keep up in the first half with Trevecca grasping and maintaining the lead until halftime. A last-second three by Chandler Cooper cut Trevecca’s lead to 39-34 at the half.
“I think we came out very flat in the first half,” said Lipscomb head coach Greg Brown. “It was disappointing based on how we practiced all week. We practiced well. We practiced hard.”
After the intermission, Lipscomb began an offensive outburst sparked by a three-pointer by Fothergill that put the Purple and Gold up 44-41 with 17:31 still remaining in the half.
Scoring 61 points to Trevecca’s 32 in the second half, the Lady Bisons continued to stretch out the lead until the final buzzer leading by as many as 36 points.
“The second half was much more indicative of how I thought we would come out, and that’s how we have to play,” Brown said. “We have to be aggressive, take good shots, and find guys who are in a rhythm. We obviously did that in the second half.”
Fothergill’s 26 points was a season high and her first time this season securing 20-plus points in a single game. She added three rebounds, five assists, and was 7-for-10 on field goals sinking six three-pointers, a career best.
“Danay was taking great shots and was in a good rhythm,” Brown said. “The best part was her teammates did a good job of finding the ball and finding her in that rhythm, which is something we’ve talked about and worked on all week.”
Ashley Southern and Alex Banks also scored in double figures against the Trojans recording 15 and 13 points respectively with Southern adding nine rebounds. Southern was 7-for-10 from the field while Banks went 6-for-10 making one three.
The Lady Bisons finished with the highest field goal percentage this season shooting 54.1 percent from the field while Trevecca was held to only 37.1 percent shooting. Lipscomb had the hot hand on three-pointers successfully hitting 51.7 percent of three-pointers taken, the team’s highest three-point field goal percentage this season.
“I think one of our goals was to out-rebound them by five and in the end we out-rebounded them by six,” Brown said. “We’ve got to be able to finish possessions, to get in transition and make some easy baskets.”
Monday was the third game this season in which the Lady Bisons out-rebounded an opponent.
“We’ve got to stay in front of the ball better, continue to rebound, and just continue to work on what they call the small things, which are huge for us,” Brown said.
Monday’s contest was only an exhibition for Trevecca, but marked the final nonconference game of the season for Lipscomb which improves to 5-9.
- While both Trevecca and Lipscomb call the Music City home, Monday was the first-ever meeting between the two teams in the NCAA era.
- Freshman Emily Eubank tied her career high for assists (8) and registered her ninth-straight game making three or more assists.
- The Purple and Gold’s 95 points is the team’s highest point total this season. The team scored 80 points in its 80-74 victory over Georgia Southern Nov. 14.
- The Lady Bisons broke the season high for three-point field goals made knocking down 15.
- Monday is only the second game this season in which three players scored in double figures.
- Both Trevecca and Lipscomb were knotted at 26 points scored in the paint, but it was Trevecca who had the upper hand in second-chance points, 8-0.
Up Next: The Lady Bisons officially closed the book on nonconference action and will face off with Northern Kentucky Saturday Jan. 10 at 4 p.m. for Lipscomb’s first conference game of the year.