December 10, 20151st2nd3rd4thFinal
Ball State1521201672
LIPSCOMB196171860
Stats at a GlanceBALLSTLIP
FG Percentage.519 (27-52) .349 (22-63)
3P FG Percentage.316 (6-19) .300 (9-30)
FT Percentage.800 (12-15) .778 (7-9)
Offensive Rebounds118
Defensive Rebounds3315
Total Rebounds4423
Turnovers2614
Steals410
Bench Points127
LeadersBALLSTLIP
PointsFONTAINE - 28
Ashley Southern - 17
Loren Cagle - 17
ReboundsFONTAINE - 14
Alex Banks - 6
AssistsGRANDE - 4
MORRISON - 4
Loren Cagle - 5
StealsMONACO - 2
Chandler Cooper - 4
BlocksFONTAINE - 2
MERDER - 2
Ashley Southern - 2
Hot-shooting Ball State downs women's hoops at home
Thursday, December 10, 2015
By Logan Butts
Hot-shooting Ball State downs women's hoops at home

NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb (3-8) women’s basketball team fell to hot-shooting Ball State (6-2) Thursday night 72-60 at Allen Arena.

Despite hitting nine three-pointers of their own, the Lady Bisons could not keep up with the Cardinals, who shot 27-52 from the field.

“They’re a good team,” Lipscomb women’s basketball head coach Greg Brown said. “I loved our intensity and effort that we played with the whole game. I thought that was the most consistent we have played as far as rotating people defensively.

“Offensively, we didn’t make some of the shots we needed, but I liked the fact that we made the extra pass. We did a good job of rotating the ball. If we can maintain that type of effort and intensity, continue to get better, and tighten up our passing and ball-handling, I like our chances.”

Senior Ashley Southern’s streak of 20-point games came to an end, but she still finished in double-figures. She notched 17 points to go along with five rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and two steals.

Sophomore Loren Cagle poured in 17 points to tie Southern for the team lead. She also dished out five assists, and notched two steals.

“The balance across the board is what you want,” Brown said. “Offensively and defensively you’re looking for that type of balance.

“Lo does a great job of finding open people, and the team is unselfish moving the ball which leads to multiple scorers.”

Junior Alex Banks also scored in double-digits, collecting 10 points, six rebounds, and three assists.

Senior Chandler Cooper earned nine points of her own, all from long-range bombs, and tied a career high with four steals.

As a team, Lipscomb made a season-best 10 steals, with four players collecting two or more thefts. They also forced 26 turnovers.  

“We’ve had a chance to work on changing up our defense a little bit,” Brown said. “We were able to get out and trap. We rotated well. So, I was very pleased.”

QUICK HITS:

  • Three Cardinals scored in double-figures: Nathalie Fontaine (28), Moriah Monaco (16),
  • Ball State out-rebounded the Lady Bisons 72-60.
  • The Cardinals earned 30 points in the paint, compared to Lipscomb’s 14.

UP NEXT: Lipscomb will be back in action at TSU on Saturday at 3 p.m.

“They’re another solid team,” Brown said. “It’s a quick turnaround. We’re in exams, so hopefully this will be a good chance for them to get a couple hours away from exams a little bit. The thing I like is that we’ve shown growth. If we continue to grow, then that’s all you want to do to go into conference playing better.”