February 12, 20151st2ndFinal
Lipscomb373875
Stetson5152103
Stats at a GlanceLIPSTET
FG Percentage.419 (26-62) .548 (40-73)
3P FG Percentage.517 (15-29) .556 (10-18)
FT Percentage.727 (8-11) .684 (13-19)
Offensive Rebounds619
Defensive Rebounds1832
Total Rebounds2451
Turnovers1515
Steals811
Bench Points79
LeadersLIPSTET
PointsCOOPER - 24
SAUNDERS - 33
ReboundsFOTHERGILL - 5
EUBANK - 5
TEAM - 5
SAGERER - 18
AssistsFOTHERGILL - 5
EUBANK - 5
SHARP - 7
StealsBLISS - 4
SHARP - 4
BlocksCOOPER - 1
BANKS - 1
SAGERER - 5
Cooper's 24 not enough for women's hoops at Stetson
Thursday, February 12, 2015
By Logan Butts
Cooper's 24 not enough for women's hoops at Stetson

DELAND, Fla. – Although it was a high-scoring game for the Lady Bisons, the Lipscomb women’s basketball team could not quite score enough to keep up with the scorching Stetson Hatters in a 103-75 loss.

The Hatters (17-6, 6-3) could not miss in the first half. They scored 51 points on 51.3 percent shooting, including 6-12 from behind the arc. The Lady Bisons (8-15, 3-6) had what would have otherwise been a prolific first half with 37 points and seven three-pointers.

“We had some defensive breakdowns,” Lipscomb head coach Greg Brown said. “We gave them better looks at the basket than we should have. We should have every shot contested, and we didn’t do that.

“It wasn’t just them making shot after shot. We had some missed rotations and defensive breakdowns. We also had a lot of turnovers that led to transition baskets. We need to be tighter with ball.”

In route to scoring 24 points, Chandler Cooper tied the Lipscomb record for three-pointers in the Division 1 era with eight, a record she already shared with current Lady Bisons assistant coach Anna Bowers.

“We knew we were going to have opportunities for the three-point shot,” Brown said. “We did a good job moving the ball to get those shots. We had 20 assists on 26 made baskets.

“Chandler shot the ball in rhythm, and got off shots even though people were coming at her. That was the Chandler we know.”

 As a team, the Lady Bisons shot a blistering 15-29 from beyond the arc.

Danay Fothergill tallied 15 points, five rebounds and five assists. Sara Bliss and Ashley Southern added 14 and 13 points respectively.

The Lady Bisons will have another game against a top opponent on Saturday when they square off against the A-Sun leading Florida Gulf Coast in Fort Myers.

“We’re going to play them a little differently,” Brown said. “We’re going to try and do some of the same on offense by pushing the tempo and looking for easy baskets, but on defense we’re going to work on transitioning and rotating better.”

QUICK HITS:

  • Emily Eubank tied Fothergill for the team lead in both rebounds and assists with five in each category.
  • Four Hatters finished the game in double-figures with Brianti Saunders leading the way with 33. Sarah Sagerer recorded a double-double with 23 points and 18 rebounds. Jama Sharp tallied 19 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and four steals. Myeisha Hall added 13 points.
  • The Lady Bisons notched their second-highest mark ever for three-pointers made in a game with 15.
  • In a matchup between the A-Sun’s two leaders in assists, Sharp outgained Eubank eight to five. 

UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will travel to Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday to take on the Eagles at 6.