|January 31, 2015||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||STET||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.473 (26-55)||.439 (25-57)|
|3P FG Percentage||.429 (6-14)||.423 (11-26)|
|FT Percentage||.686 (24-35)||.762 (16-21)|
SHARP - 4
COOPER - 1
FOTHERGILL - 1
SMITH - 1
SOUTHERN - 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lady Bisons fell to the Stetson Hatters 82-77 in a back-and-forth contest Saturday in Allen Arena.
A late run, sparked by timely three-pointers and defensive pressure, helped Lipscomb cut the lead down to single digits in the waning moments.
“I was very proud of the resilience we showed,” Lipscomb head coach Greg Brown said. “We did a great job of adjusting defensively on the fly, and adjusting to how the game was called by being able to get downhill and draw some fouls. We got to the free throw line often.”
The contest was physical, with 49 fouls being called between the two teams. The Lady Bisons were called for just one more foul (25) than the Hatters (24). From those fouls, Lipscomb was able to make 16 of 21 free throws, while Stetson hit 24 of 35.
Lipscomb’s three-point prowess kept them in the contest despite hot shooting from the Hatters. They shot 11-26 for a 42.3 percentage from deep in the game. All 11 made three’s came from the starting five.
Danay Fothergill led the way for the Lady Bisons. She finished with 24 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including 5-of-6 from three, and seven rebounds. Ashley Southern added 17 points and eight rebounds. Sara Bliss contributed 11 points, while Emily Eubank dished out a career-high and Lipscomb season-high 10 assists.
“Danay, Sara and Ashley were very strong,” Brown said. “And then Emily with 10 assists, there’s a lot of things to glean from playing against one of the top teams in the conference like that.
“We told them ‘now you’ve seen everything. You’ve competed with everybody.’ So now, in the second half, you don’t have to wonder what you can do.”
- Jama Sharp paced the Hatters with 22 points, nine rebounds, four assists and five steals. Amber Porter and Brianti Saunders also scored in double-figures with 20 and 18 respectively.
- Eubank became the first Lady Bison to notch 10 assists in a game this season. Eubank has now led the team in assists in 15 of 21 games.
- In what was a fast-paced game, both teams forced several turnovers. Lipscomb finished the game with 20, compared to Stetson’s 18.
- Fothergill has scored 20 or more points five times this season. All of the games have come in January, with four of them being A-Sun matchups.
UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will be headed to Northern Kentucky for a matchup with the Norse on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 3 p.m.