January 25, 20161st2nd3rd4thFinal
Stetson2114272183
LIPSCOMB1717171162
Stats at a GlanceSTETLIP
FG Percentage.481 (26-54) .435 (20-46)
3P FG Percentage.300 (6-20) .400 (8-20)
FT Percentage.926 (25-27) .700 (14-20)
Offensive Rebounds1311
Defensive Rebounds1716
Total Rebounds3027
Turnovers1020
Steals103
Bench Points2825
LeadersSTETLIP
PointsSAUNDERS - 35
Alex Banks - 20
ReboundsBEAL - 6
Alex Banks - 6
AssistsTURNER - 5
Kennedy Potts - 2
Chandler Cooper - 2
Kelli Smith - 2
Riley Northway - 2
StealsBEAL - 3
Kennedy Potts - 1
Kelli Smith - 1
Riley Northway - 1
BlocksBEY - 1
Amber Fuqua - 1
Turner sets career high in women's hoops loss to Stetson
Monday, January 25, 2016
By Logan Butts
Turner sets career high in women's hoops loss to Stetson

NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb (3-17, 0-5) women’s basketball team lost the second game of a back-to-back on Monday night as the Purple and Gold fell to Stetson (12-7, 3-2) 83-62.

Three Lady Bisons scored in double-figures in the win including freshman Morgan Turner who set a new career high with 13 points.

“I told Morgan today that after Christmas you hope they become sophomores a little bit,” Lipscomb women’s basketball head coach Greg Brown said. “You can see that growth, and some of that freshman stuff has worn off. She’s a talented player.

“We’re excited about her relaxing and being able to play like that. She’s plays with a lot of emotion, and it’s fun to watch her play.”

Junior Alex Banks led the team in both scoring and rebounding with 20 points and six rebounds.

“Alex played solid,” Brown said. “She’s physical. She creates matchup problems with people because she can play off the dribble, finishes inside well, and can shoot the three. They did a good job finding her, and she did a good job playing in rhythm.”

Sophomore Amber Fuqua added 12 points and four rebounds of her own.

Although Lipscomb only trailed by only one point at halftime 35-34, the Hatters broke away with a strong third quarter and held onto the lead throughout the fourth period.

“I really liked our effort and execution in the first half on short turnaround,” Brown said. “Our guys stepped up and did a lot of things. They kind of ran out of gas at the end and made some sloppy plays, but Stetson is a good team. Your margin of error is very slim.”

Stetson junior Brianti Saunders notched 35 points, her third consecutive 30-point game against the Lady Bisons. She finished 10-14 from the field, 4-7 from behind the arc, and 11-11 from the free throw line.

Lipscomb was once again without leading scorer and rebounder, senior Ashley Southern, as well as sophomore Loren Cagle, the team’s leader in assists.

QUICK HITS:

  • DeAsia Beal was the only other Hatter to finish in double-digits with 15 points.
  • Stetson out-rebounded Lipscomb 30-27, with a 17-16 defensive rebounding advantage.
  • Both teams attempted 20 three-pointers. The Lady Bisons hit eight, while the Hatters made six.
  • Both teams had prolific bench scoring nights, with Stetson edging out Lipscomb to the tune of 28-25 points of the bench.

UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will be back in action on Jan. 30 in Allen Arena against USC Upstate.