November 24, 20151st2nd3rd4thFinal
Murray State2323192085
LIPSCOMB2420242593
Stats at a GlanceMURLIP
FG Percentage.421 (32-76) .525 (31-59)
3P FG Percentage.167 (5-30) .545 (12-22)
FT Percentage.762 (16-21) .826 (19-23)
Offensive Rebounds168
Defensive Rebounds2128
Total Rebounds3736
Turnovers1317
Steals109
Bench Points298
LeadersMURLIP
PointsJAMES - 20
Loren Cagle - 26
ReboundsJAMES - 11
TEAM - 7
AssistsJAMES - 5
Loren Cagle - 14
StealsGULLEDGE - 2
LEE - 2
Amber Fuqua - 2
Ashley Southern - 2
Loren Cagle - 2
Riley Northway - 2
BlocksGULLEDGE - 2
Ashley Southern - 2
20-point nights from Cagle, Smith, Southern propel WBB to win
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
By Logan Butts
20-point nights from Cagle, Smith, Southern propel WBB to win

NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb (2-3) women’s basketball team won a high-scoring, fast-paced matchup with Murray State (1-3) Tuesday night 93-85 in Allen Arena.

Three Lady Bisons scored 20 or more points on the night.

“We’ve started well before, but the finish is what helped us win tonight,” Lipscomb women’s basketball head coach Greg Brown said. “I told them ‘There should be no more doubt in what you can do.’ They’re capable of playing well against a good team. With short numbers, it was a great effort.”

Sophomore Loren Cagle set a career high in both points with 26 and assists with 14 to go along with five rebounds.

“We knew what we needed to do,” Cagle said. “Everybody put the ball in the hole. I wouldn’t get those assists if my teammates didn’t finish the plays, so I have to think them for that.”

Senior Kelli Smith also set a new career high in scoring with 20 points and pulled down five rebounds of her own.

“Kelli plays with such poise and composure as a senior,” Brown said. “That’s been the biggest development for her. She’s always been able to shoot it; it’s just been about pulling the trigger. Tonight she was very comfortable and in rhythm, and I’m proud of her and what she brought tonight.”

Cagle and Smith were blazing from downtown. The two sharp-shooters shot a combined 11-15 from behind the arc.

Senior Ashley Southern completed the 20-point trifecta and notched six rebounds, five assists and two blocks as well.

Sophomore Amber Fuqua also joined the double-figures club, tying her career high with 11 points. Sophomore Riley Northway added eight point and six rebounds.

Check back soon for thoughts from Lipscomb women’s basketball head coach Greg Brown.

QUICK HITS:

  • Lipscomb shot a scorching 31-59 from the field, including a 12-22 mark from three-point range.
  • Five Racers scored in double-figures, with Ke’Shunan leading the way with 20 points. LeAsia Wright (17), Kyra Gulledge (10), Abria Gulledge (10), and Jashae Lee (10) notched 10 or more as well.
  • Fuqua, Southern, Cagle, and Smith each grabbed two steals in the victory.
  • There were 10 lead changes and seven ties in the contest.

UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will be back in action for the Teresa Phillips Thanksgiving Classic this weekend with matchups against North Alabama on Saturday at 1 p.m. and Texas Southern Sunday at noon.