|February 13, 2016||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||UNF||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.444 (24-54)||.475 (28-59)|
|3P FG Percentage||.304 (7-23)||.444 (12-27)|
|FT Percentage||.800 (16-20)||.833 (10-12)|
- 18||Ashley Southern
- 9||Ashley Southern
Loren Cagle - 9
- 6||Kelli Smith
JOHNSON - 2
RUMPH - 1
Ashley Southern - 1
NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb (5-20, 2-8) women’s basketball team earned its second consecutive victory on Saturday afternoon in Allen Arena as they out-scored North Florida (6-19, 2-8) 78-71.
Ashley Southern led a group of six Lady Bisons who scored in double-figures. Southern finished a team-high 17 points and nine rebounds.
“That’s great balance,” Lipscomb women’s basketball head coach Greg Brown said. “The 23 assists on 28 baskets showed very unselfish play. I think the biggest thing it shows is the indivudal development of every player that played. Everybody made a contribution.
“While Ashley or Loren was out we fought through the injuries, and even though the results weren’t what we wanted, but it helped us grow. You don’t ever want adversity, but I think we did a great job of building back from that and that balanced scoring is indicative of that.”
Sophomore Loren Cagle again approached a triple-double compiling 12 points, nine rebounds, and six assists.
Senior Chandler Cooper and sophomore Amber Fuqua each notched 12 points, combining to hit six three-pointers. Fuqua’s mark tied her career high in scoring.
“I thought we shot the ball well,” Brown said. “Most of those were made on the inside-out. We did a good job of getting in and getting a kick-out. Ball movement and player movement is key to doing that and we’re good rhythm shooters.”
Junior Alex Banks earned 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds, while sophomore Riley Northway scored 10 points.
- UNF had four players finish in double-figures: Hadley Kiefer (18), Kadesia Johnson (16), Claire Ioannidis (16), and Sierra Shepherd (10).
- Lipscomb out-rebounded the Ospreys 33-28.
- The Lady Bisons compiled 23 assists on 28 made baskets.
- The Purple and Gold scored 29 bench points in the victory.
UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons play again on Monday against Jacksonville at 6:30 p.m. to end a three-game homestead.
“I think that gives us a lot of momentum going into Monday’s game,” Brown said, “I think the biggest thing is that young teams just need to believe they can win. Now they know that. They don’t have to wonder if they can. They know what they need to do to win. Now it’s just about playing with a little more instinct and not having to overthink.”