|January 22, 2015||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||JU|
|FG Percentage||.483 (29-60)||.434 (23-53)|
|3P FG Percentage||.478 (11-23)||.438 (7-16)|
|FT Percentage||.857 (6-7)||.769 (10-13)|
BANKS - 2
VERNET - 2
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Lady Bisons won their second consecutive Atlantic Sun Conference game Thursday night 75-63 over the Jacksonville Dolphins.
The Dolphins (6-11, 1-3) were unable to keep pace with the Lady Bisons (7-11, 2-2) after Lipscomb’s blistering first half. Lipscomb went into the locker room having scored 41 points on 16-30 shooting.
“We shot the ball well, and we shot in rhythm,” Lipscomb head coach Greg Brown said. “We hit the open player with the extra pass. We figured they would zone press us, so we tried to move the ball and get that extra pass. When we’re in our rhythm we shoot well.”
Ashley Southern, Danay Fothergill, Sara Bliss and Alex Banks all finished the game in double-figures, with Southern’s 18 leading the way.
Fothergill notched 16 points, four rebounds and four assists, while Bliss added 12 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals.
“It was not anything intentional,” Brown said. “We played very unselfish. We moved the ball to find a great shot, not a just a good shot. We talked about doing that in practice.
“I think we had 17 assists on 29 baskets. I’m proud of how unselfish we played tonight.”
Despite a late run from the Dolphins, Lipscomb was able to hold on to the victory.
“The big thing for a young team is to gain confidence,” Brown said. “Like Bill Parcels said, confidence comes from demonstrated ability. We’ve demonstrated it at practice, and we’ve finally showed it on the court at Kennesaw and tonight.
“For a young team, it’s good to have that confidence, especially on the road like tonight. It’s good to have footage of those performances where you can go back and watch it.”
- Southern’s six rebounds led the Lady Bisons for the 16th time in 18 games.
- Emily Eubank notched five assists on the night, extending her streak of three or more assists to 13 games.
- Sherranda Reddick led Jacksonville with 18 points, three rebounds and four assists. Kayla Gordon provided 15 points and nine rebounds for the Dolphins.
- The victory gives Lipscomb back-to-back double-digit A-Sun wins for the first time since December 2010 when the defeated both Mercer and Kennesaw State by ten points.
UP NEXT: Lipscomb will continue their Florida road trip on Saturday against North Florida at 1 p.m. The Lady Bisons will then return to Nashville for a matchup with Florida Gulf Coast on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m.