November 15, 20151st2nd3rd4thFinal
Lipscomb1714142166
Georgia Southern912161855
Stats at a GlanceLIPGASOW
FG Percentage.397 (23-58) .318 (21-66)
3P FG Percentage.308 (8-26) .324 (11-34)
FT Percentage.857 (12-14) 1.000 (2-2)
Offensive Rebounds1010
Defensive Rebounds3524
Total Rebounds4534
Turnovers108
Steals36
Bench Points1319
LeadersLIPGASOW
PointsAshley Southern - 23
Sams - 15
ReboundsTEAM - 9
Butler - 7
AssistsLoren Cagle - 7
English-Lurry - 6
StealsLoren Cagle - 2
Foulks - 2
Hix - 2
Sams - 2
BlocksAshley Southern - 2
Kirkland - 3
WBB earns season's first win at Georgia Southern
Sunday, November 15, 2015
By Logan Butts
WBB earns season's first win at Georgia Southern

STATESBORO, Ga. – The Lipscomb (1-1) women’s basketball earned its first win of the season Sunday afternoon with a 66-55 victory over Georgia Southern (0-1).

The Lady Bisons dominated in the paint. They out-rebounded Georgia Southern 45-34, and earned 26 points in the paint to the Eagles 16.

“We made a quick turnaround on a long trip, and I was proud of the way they responded from Friday’s game,” Brown said. “We showed great composure in doing that. The thing we talk about is getting better every day. I know that’s a cliché, but clichés are that way because they are true.

“I felt like some of the things we needed to work on game to the next got better. I’m proud of their effort on the boards. That’s two games in a row where we’ve out-rebounded them, which is a heavy emphasis for us. We cut down on our turnovers. It was a good road win.”

Senior Ashley Southern led all scorers with 23 points on 10-16 shooting. She added six rebounds and two blocks.

“Ashley creates some matchup issues,” Brown said. “Today she scored inside, knocked down a couple of jumpers, and was even to take her defender off the dribble a little bit. Her presence on the boards is also big. It shows a lot of maturity, and it’s been fun to watch her grow on and off the floor.”

Senior Kelli Smith notched 11 points, including 3 three-pointers, and six rebounds, while sophomore Loren Cagle filled up the stat sheet with 10 points, six rebounds, a career-high seven assists, and two steals.

“Loren and Kelli both played with such poise and composure and knocked down some big shots.”

The Lady Bisons started out hot, hitting their first four baskets and taking a 17-9 into the start of the second quarter. After extending its lead to 31-21 at halftime, Lipscomb endured a cold stretch in the third quarter before out-scoring the Eagles in the fourth 21-18.   

“I told them just to get back to what we’ve been doing,” Brown said. “I told them to take care of the things you can control. We did a very good job of running the floor, and that kind of broke them down and gave us some good looks.”

QUICK HITS:

  • Lipscomb was active on defense, notching three steals, three blocks, and forcing eight turnovers.
  • The Purple and Gold went 12-14 from the charity stripe compared to the Eagles 2-2 mark from the free throw line.
  • Freshman Morgan Turner notched her first points by nailing a corner three late in the fourth quarter.

UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons have road trips at Wright State and Tennessee Tech coming up on Thursday and Saturday at 6 p.m. and 2 p.m. respectively.