|January 16, 2016||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||JU|
|FG Percentage||.365 (19-52)||.470 (31-66)|
|3P FG Percentage||.444 (4-9)||.381 (8-21)|
|FT Percentage||.643 (9-14)||.846 (11-13)|
REDDICK - 4
BROWN - 4
Chandler Cooper - 2
REDDICK - 2
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Lipscomb (3-14) women’s basketball team started off its two-game Florida road trip with a loss to Jacksonville University (10-7) 81-51 at Swisher Gymnasium.
“I thought for the first three quarters, and I don’t know if I am right or not, but I thought we were more aggressive and got on the floor for more loose balls than all of our other games combined,” Lipscomb women’s basketball head coach Greg Brown said.
Despite forcing the Dolphins offense into several second-half turnovers with a high-pressure defense, the Lady Bisons were unable to overcome the first half deficit.
“We did some stuff well. We made a run that cut the lead to single digits in the third quarter,” Brown said. “Then they made a run, and we couldn’t answer. I think they feel a little bit of pressure to score with Ashley out, but we just have to be a little more patient. We out-rebounded them on offensive rebounds in the first half, so there’s things like that we did well. We just have to sustain that.
“When we started pressing I thought we needed a little bit of a momentum shift. We did a good job of being aggressive. Chandler did a good job of getting deflections and getting her hands on the ball.”
With senior and leading scorer Ashley Southern out, sophomore Riley Northway paced the Purple and Gold with 16 points and five rebounds, while sophomore Amber Fuqua was the only other Lady Bison to finish in double-figures with 10.
Sophomore Loren Cagle led the team with nine assists to go along with five points and three rebounds.
- Four Dolphins finished in double-figures: Briona Brown (19), Sherranda Reddick (16), Christin Mercer (13), and Kayla Gordon (10).
- The Lady Bisons notched eight steals on the night, with six different players recording a theft. Senior Chandler Cooper and sophomore Kennedy Potts each led with two.
- For the first time this season, Lipscomb shot less than 10 three-pointers. The team finished 4-9 from behind the arc.
- JU out-rebounded Lipscomb 43-28, and gained 38 points in the paint to Lipscomb’s 24.
UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will take on North Florida on Monday at 6 p.m.
“I think we have to take the intensity from those first three quarters that we had and build on that,” Brown said. “We’ve done a good job of building all year. We’ll have to take the things we need to work on from this game, like rebounding in the fourth quarter and second shots, and grow.”