December 08, 20151st2nd3rd4thFinal
SEMO2520162384
LIPSCOMB1520191569
Stats at a GlanceSEMOLIP
FG Percentage.515 (34-66) .394 (26-66)
3P FG Percentage.313 (5-16) .385 (10-26)
FT Percentage.611 (11-18) .875 (7-8)
Offensive Rebounds129
Defensive Rebounds3226
Total Rebounds4435
Turnovers1415
Steals99
Bench Points3510
LeadersSEMOLIP
PointsJONES - 19
Ashley Southern - 27
ReboundsJONES - 10
Ashley Southern - 9
AssistsMURPHY - 6
Loren Cagle - 6
StealsMURPHY - 5
Ashley Southern - 3
BlocksBOLLMANN - 1
WBB falls to SEMO despite Southern's 7th straight 20-point night
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
By Logan Butts
WBB falls to SEMO despite Southern's 7th straight 20-point night

NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb (3-7) women’s basketball team dropped the first of two home matches for the week, falling to Southeast Missouri State (SEMO, 6-4) 84-69 in Allen Arena on Tuesday night.

“We had too many defensive breakdowns,” Lipscomb women’s basketball head coach Greg Brown said. “We gave up 19 second chance points. We don’t have that margin of error. Before the game we talked about carrying out system with us. We did some stuff defensively that we just don’t do. We’ve got to clean that up, keep it simple, and execute.

Senior Ashley Southern put together another big performance for the Purple and Gold, notching 27 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and three steals.

“She’s shooting over 50 percent,” Brown said. “Those are great looks. They do a good job of finding her. Kelli did a good job playing off of her when they helped in. Offensively, 69 points is enough to win. We have to get stops.”

It was the Alabama native’s seventh straight game with 20 or more points. She has scored in double-figures in every game so far this year.  

Senior Kelli Smith was connecting from behind the arc all night, nailing five of seven three-pointers to total 15 points on the night. She also grabbed six rebounds in the loss.

“Kelli did a great job of moving without the ball,” Brown said. “They did a good job of finding her in rhythm or in range, and that’s what we have to do.”

QUICK HITS:

  • Sophomore Loren Cagle led the Lady Bisons in assists with six to go along with five points, four rebounds, and two steals.
  • Five Redhawks scored in double-figures: Deja Jones (19), Imani Johnson (18), Hannah Noe (15), Brianna Mitchell (12), Erin Bollman (11).
  • Lipscomb grabbed a season high nine steals, with five players notching at least one.
  • The Purple and Gold shot 10-26 from three-point range.

UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will have a quick turnaround as they face Ball State at home on Thursday at 5 p.m.

“We’ve got to coach them up, and come back tomorrow because we have a quick turnaround with a good team coming in on Thursday,” Brown said.