|December 21, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||WKU||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.411 (23-56)||.431 (22-51)|
|3P FG Percentage||.273 (3-11)||.333 (7-21)|
|FT Percentage||.750 (15-20)||1.000 (5-5)|
- 24||Ashley Southern
- 7||Loren Cagle
- 4||Chandler Cooper
Amber Fuqua - 1
Ashley Southern - 1
Loren Cagle - 1
BROWN - 2
NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb (3-10) women’s basketball team ended a stretch of home games with a 64-56 loss to Western Kentucky (8-2) at Allen Arena.
The Lady Bisons battled back and forth with the formidable Lady Toppers throughout the game on Monday night, but were unable to secure a lead late in the contest.
“I thought we did a good job coming into the game,” Lipscomb women’s basketball head coach Greg Brown said. “We talked about being prepared and playing aggressive and confidently. I thought we did a very good job of that.”
Senior Ashley Southern earned her ninth 20-point game of the season, scoring 22 on 9-14 shooting. She has scored in double-figures in every game so far.
“She did a really good job of staying patient,” Brown said. “They were obviously keying in on her early. She maintained poise, and had the patience to look for the breakdowns.”
Three Lady Toppers accounted for 58 of 64 points for WKU. Ivy Brown notched 24 points and Tashia Brown added 11 points. Kendall Noble filled out the stat sheet to the tune of 23 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists.
- Loren Cagle achieved another high-assist game, notching nine to go along with five points.
“Loren not only had nine assists, but she had nine assists against Conference USA’s steals leader who is also one of the top steals leaders in the country,” Brown said.
- WKU out-rebounded Lipscomb 31-28.
- The Lady Bisons shot 7-21 from behind the arc as compared to WKU’s 3-11 performance from deep.
- Lipscomb shot a perfect 5-5 from the charity stripe.
UP NEXT: Lipscomb will be taking a post-Christmas road trip to Alabama on Dec. 28 for a 6:00 p.m. tip off, followed by a matchup at Jackson State at 5:00 p.m. on the Dec. 30.
“It’s good for them to go home and enjoy the holiday break and get away for a little bit,” Brown said. “They’ll come back refreshed. We’ve got a fun road trip to go to Alabama and Jackson, Mississippi. Then we have nine days of practice, which will be really good for us heading into conference play.
Our record doesn’t determine what we’re going to do in the future, and it doesn’t define us. We’re excited about the growth we’ve shown, including here tonight, and if we continue to do that then we’ve got a good chance to be where we want to be in the conference.”