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Cagle leads women's hoops to rout of Young Harris
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Cagle leads women's hoops to rout of Young Harris

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb women’s basketball team used a 29-point second quarter to pull away from Young Harris on Saturday night en route to a 100-61 win at Allen Arena.

“Our carryover from the things we have worked on in practice was good tonight but we still have a long way to go,” said Lipscomb head basketball coach Greg Brown.   “We were efficient offensively and got some good reps with some different lineups than we normally get.”

After allowing the Mountain Lions to jump out to an 8-0 lead to start the contest in the first four minutes of action, the Lady Bisons responded by holding Young Harris to just 11 points in the remainder of the first half.

“We maintained poise and composure and finished the half out well,” said Brown. “I think our leadership of KellI (Smith), Ashley (Southern) and Lauren’s (Cagle) leadership was very good for us today to keep us steady during that run.”

Sophomore Loren Cagle led the offensive outburst for Lipscomb with a 23-point night on 7-of-8 shooting from the field including a pair of treys.  She also added eight assists in the win.

“We’ve seen this out of practice with her every day,” said Brown. “She maintains her poise and composure and can play at that speed.  She took good shots and did a good job of pushing the tempo. We’re excited about what she can bring with that.”

Cagle was joined in double figures by sophomore forward Riley Northway with 22, senior forward Ashley Southern with 15, sophomore guard Amber Fuqua with 16 and freshman forward Jessica Davies with 11.

“I think that’s how we’ll be this year,” said Brown.  “We have a short roster but I think by far this is the deepest team since I’ve been here.  I thought they played very unselfish tonight.”

Check back later tonight for a full recap including postgame reaction from Lipscomb head coach Greg Brown.

Herd notes:

  • Lipscomb hit 11 treys in the contest on 21 attempts for 52.4 percent.
  • Free throws were a big difference in the contest as Lipscomb hit 25-of-31 (80.6 percent) from the charity stripe. Cagle, Southern and Northway had seven free throws apiece.
  • The Lady Bisons held a 46-41 advantage on the boards and were led by Northway, who hauled in nine rebounds.
  • Turnovers were dead even at 21 but Lipscomb held a 23-16 advantage in points off of turnovers.

UP NEXT:  The Lady Bisons open regular season action on Friday hosting Loyola (MD) at 6:30 p.m. at Allen Arena. Visit: http://www.LipscombTickets.com or call 615-966-HERD (4373) to purchase tickets.  The game will be military appreciation night.  Anyone with a valid Military ID will receive up to four free tickets to the contest.