February 15, 20161st2nd3rd4thFinal
Jacksonville2117231576
Lipscomb1216141355
Stats at a GlanceJULIP
FG Percentage.508 (31-61) .344 (21-61)
3P FG Percentage.154 (2-13) .364 (4-11)
FT Percentage.545 (12-22) .750 (9-12)
Offensive Rebounds1711
Defensive Rebounds3017
Total Rebounds4728
Turnovers1815
Steals910
Bench Points2929
LeadersJULIP
PointsMERCER - 19
Ashley Southern - 10
ReboundsDAWKINS - 15
TEAM - 7
AssistsBUIE - 5
Kennedy Potts - 5
StealsMERCER - 3
Ashley Southern - 3
Kelli Smith - 3
BlocksMERCER - 4
Jessica Davies - 1
Ashley Southern - 1
Stifling Dolphins' defense upends women's hoops at home
Monday, February 15, 2016
By Logan Butts
Stifling Dolphins' defense upends women's hoops at home

NASHVILLE – After reeling off a pair of consecutive Atlantic Sun wins, the Lipscomb (5-21, 2-9) women’s basketball team fell to Jacksonville (16-10, 8-3) on Monday night (score) in Allen Arena.

The Lady Bisons were unable to find a rhythm during most of the contest as the Dolphins’ defense presented a constant challenge to the Lipscomb offense.

“We did a lot of things well early in the game,” Lipscomb women’s basketball head coach Greg Brown said. “We talked about having to sustain that in the huddle. They are aggressive to the ball, and we have to match that intensity to the ball.”

Lipscomb shot just 34.4 percent from the floor as the Jacksonville defense hounded the Lady Bison shooters throughout the game.

 “They did a good job keeping us out of rhythm,” Brown said. “They did a good job guarding Loren, and if we get a chance to catch them in the tournament then we’ll have to figure out how to move against that. But, Jacksonville is a good team. We’re not the only team they’ve disrupted this year. They did the same thing to Gulf Coast to a certain extent; they took away the rhythm of the offense. They are long and athletic, and we have to be able to match that.”

Senior Ashley Southern paced the Purple and Gold with 10 points.

“The best thing is that we are in the tournament,” Brown said. “You’re going to catch one of these teams right here. We have to go back and watch some film as we get a couple of days off right here.

“I think fatigue probably caught up a little bit with Ashley in this one, but she played with a lot of poise and composure even though there was a lot of focus on her. I liked a lot of the things we did.”

Sophomore Kennedy Potts accounted for eight points, three rebounds, and a team-high five assists. Sophomore Loren Cagle led the team in rebounds with four to go along with six points.

QUICK HITS:

  • Lipscomb notched 10 steals, with senior Kelli Smith and Southern tying for the team lead with three.
  • Eight out of 10 Lady Bisons to enter the game made multiple baskets.
  • Three Dolphins finished in double-figures: Christin Mercer (19), Jasmyn Brown (14), and Brandi Brue (12). Kimberly Dawkins compiled 15 rebounds.
  • Lipscomb and Jacksonville each scored 29 bench points.

UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons embark on a road trip for Feb. 20 and 22 dates with Stetson and FGCU, respectively.