|January 24, 2016||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||FGCU||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.414 (24-58)||.302 (16-53)|
|3P FG Percentage||.385 (15-39)||.143 (2-14)|
|FT Percentage||.615 (8-13)||.556 (5-9)|
- 25||Riley Northway
TEAM - 6
GRADINJAN - 4
- 3||Kennedy Potts
- 2||Jessica Davies
NASHVILLE – After weather conditions the game back one day, Lipscomb (3-16) women’s basketball and Florida Gulf Coast (16-4) took the court on Sunday afternoon with the Eagles prevailing 71-39.
The Lady Bisons were without leading scorer, senior Ashley Southern, and leading assister, sophomore Loren Cagle, for the matchup against the Atlantic Sun’s top team.
“I asked Lo and Ashley at halftime what do you see because the next time we play them you two will back,” Lipscomb women’s basketball coach Greg Brown said. “What we need everyone else to do is to continue to step up their game and execute. Then you bring back two solid players, which we look forward to, but you have to in everything you are doing every time.”
At halftime, Lipscomb was down only 29-18 in a low-scoring matchup before FGCU went on hot-shooting run in the third quarter.
“I thought we did a good job executing in the first two quarters,” Brown said. “There’s just such a small margin of error against them. I thought positioning and limiting the boards were two things we did a good job on in the first half.”
Sophomore Riley Northway turned in her fifth straight double-figures effort to lead the team with 10 points. She also added a team-high eight rebounds.
“That’s why Riley’s here,” Brown said. “It’s a great time to step up. Some of that is just maturity, going from a freshman to a sophomore. We’re excited about that. Her teammates are doing a good job of getting her the ball in a position to finish.”
- FGCU’s Whitney Knight paced the team with 25 points, four rebounds, four assists, and one block. Stephanie Haas added 12 points.
- The Lady Bisons 34 rebounds compared to FGCU’s 40.
- Lipscomb gained 16 points off of turnovers to the Eagles’ 15.
- FGCU finished 15-39 from three-point range, while the Purple and Gold shot 2-14.
UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons have a quick turnaround as they face Stetson tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. in Allen Arena.
“They’re used to playing AAU, and they’re young,” Brown said. “At this point, they would rather play a game than practice anyway. So, I don’t think the quick turnaround will affect them too much. There’s some mental fatigue that goes on sometimes, but they’ll be fine.”