January 18, 20161st2nd3rd4thFinal
Lipscomb202092170
North Florida2020152378
Stats at a GlanceLIPUNF
FG Percentage.500 (29-58) .547 (29-53)
3P FG Percentage.450 (9-20) .360 (9-25)
FT Percentage.750 (3-4) .846 (11-13)
Offensive Rebounds912
Defensive Rebounds1320
Total Rebounds2232
Turnovers1516
Steals88
Bench Points1213
LeadersLIPUNF
PointsRiley Northway - 20
SHEPHERD - 20
ReboundsAlex Banks - 5
Riley Northway - 5
JOHNSON - 10
AssistsLoren Cagle - 7
IOANNIDIS - 8
StealsChandler Cooper - 3
KIEFER - 2
MADEKIVI - 2
BlocksChandler Cooper - 1
Morgan Turner - 1
SHEPHERD - 1
JOHNSON - 1
MECKUS - 1
Women's hoops drops thriller to North Florida
Monday, January 18, 2016
By Logan Butts
Women's hoops drops thriller to North Florida

JACKSONVILLE – After a high-scoring first half, and a back-and-forth affair throughout, the Lipscomb (3-15, 0-3) women’s basketball team lost to North Florida (4-14, 1-2) on the road 78-70.

There were 12 ties and eight lead changes in what was a close game through all 40 minutes of action.

“That one was tough,” Lipscomb women’s basketball head coach Greg Brown said. “That one hurt all of us. Again, we put ourselves in position to win. We’ve talked about perseverance and persistence, and that’s obviously something we’ll have to stick with. I think we know some things we definitely need to improve on.

“I thought offensively we did some nice things. We got some stops; we just didn’t get enough key ones at the end. I’m proud of their effort to put themselves in that position, but we made mistakes. I made mistakes at the end I wish I could get back. They made mistakes. It’s one of those things that we can all learn from.”

Three Lady Bisons finished with over 15 points for the game. Sophomore Riley Northway paced led the way, tying her career-high with 20 points on 10-16 shooting. She also tied for the team lead with five rebounds.

“Riley and KP (Kennedy Potts) both came in and did well,” Brown said. “This was a good weekend for both of them. They both stepped up their games, and that’s great. That’s the thing that you see, everyone doing some things well. We just have to put it all together at one time.

“They did a good job getting Riley the ball, and she did a good job working her angles and finishing in the paint.”

Junior Alex Banks 16 points on 6-8 shooting, matched Northway’s five rebounds, and grabbed two steals.

“Alex played physical,” Brown said. “She got in there and converted. She got good looks at the basket, and then knocked those shots down. She was very efficient, and played with a lot of hustle and intensity.”

Senior Chandler Cooper also scored 16 points, including hitting 4-6 from three-point range, to go along with four rebounds and three steals, whole sophomore Loren Cagle notched seven assists and eight points.

QUICK HITS:

  • For the second consecutive game, the Lady Bisons high-pressure defense forced eight steals. Five different players recorded a steal.
  • Four Ospreys finished in double-figures: Sierra Shepherd (22), Claire Ioannidis (16), Taru Madekivi (13), and Kadesia Johnson (12).
  • Both teams made nine three-pointers in the contest, with Lipscomb’s coming on 20 attempts and UNF’s on 25.
  • Each team finished with 17 assists.

UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will be back in action at home against FGCU on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

“They’re solid,” Brown said. “You have to take care of the ball. You have to block out. We know how solid they are, and we know what they’ll do. It’s just a matter of continuing to get better each, and continuing to have our players step up.”