|January 24, 2015||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||UNF|
|FG Percentage||.469 (23-49)||.397 (25-63)|
|3P FG Percentage||.407 (11-27)||.250 (4-16)|
|FT Percentage||.778 (14-18)||.571 (8-14)|
RUMPH - 2
SOUTHERN - 1
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – For the third straight game, the Lady Bisons have come out on top against an Atlantic Sun Conference opponent.
After defeating North Florida (10-10, 1-4) 71-62 in Jacksonville, Lipscomb (8-11, 3-2) has won three games in a row for the first time since December 2010 when they took down Mercer, Austin Peay and Kennesaw State consecutively.
“We feel good,” Lipscomb head coach Greg Brown said, “It’s fun to watch them grow and mature. They are a very unselfish bunch.
"I was talking to coach (Mickie) DeMoss from Louisiana Tech while down in Atlanta, and she said nothing is a substitute for experience. Since we’re a young team, we’ve had to learn on the fly. It’s great to see that carry from practice to games and then from games to game.”
The Lady Bisons were led by a scorching performance from Danay Fothergill. Fothergill scored 25 points, 18 of which came in the first half, on 7 of 11 shooting. The performance was one point short of a team-high for the season. She also led the team in rebounds (nine) and assists (five).
The scoring outburst was Fothergill’s fourth 20-point game of the season and 11th of her career.
“She’s a good shooter and a good player,” Brown said. “She has played so poised since December. That shows leadership and experience. Her teammates did a good job of getting her the ball, and she did a good job taking advantage of matchups.”
Sara Bliss, Ashley Southern and Chandler Cooper each scored in double-figures with 14, 12 and 10 points respectively. Bliss also notched a Lipscomb season-high four steals.
With two of the top teams in the A-Sun coming to Allen Arena next week, Brown says the team will be moving its focus onto the upcoming games when Monday rolls around.
“Not to use coach-speak, but we’re going to come back Monday and clean up stuff from the two games,” Brown said. “We need to work on rebounding, defensive transitions, taking advantages of matchups and just cleaning up a few things because we’ve got the top two teams in the conference coming here next week.”
- Lipscomb held North Florida’s leading scorer, Destinee Smith, to just nine points. Paulina Zaveckaite led the Ospreys with 23 points and eight rebounds.
- Emily Eubank recorded four assists in the win, extending her streak of three or more assists to 14 games.
- Lipscomb last won three-consecutive A-Sun games during the 2007-08 season. During that streak, they defeated Belmont, Gardner-Webb and Campbell.
- The Lady Bisons shot 11-27 from behind the arc. Four different players hit at least two three-pointers in the game.
UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will be back in action with a two-game homestand. Thursday, Jan. 29 they take on Florida Gulf Coast at 6:30, and on Saturday, Jan. 31 they will matchup against Stetson at 4.