|October 27, 2016||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||FHU||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.348 (23-66)||.443 (27-61)|
|3P FG Percentage||.259 (7-27)||.176 (3-17)|
|FT Percentage||.875 (28-32)||.467 (7-15)|
- 25||Loren Cagle
- 19||Alex Banks
- 3||Lexi Manos
- 3||Amber Fuqua
Loren Cagle - 2
MALLORY - 1
NASHVILLE – With under a month left before the regular season tips off, the Lipscomb women’s basketball team will get its first taste of action on Thursday as they take on Freed-Hardeman in an exhibition match at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in Allen Arena.
The Lady Bisons will be debuting 10 new players, including six freshmen and four transfers, alongside the eight returning players against the Lions.
Lipscomb’s offense will be led by returning junior Loren Cagle. Cagle was recently named to the 20-player Nancy Lieberman Award watch list for the best point guard in the country.
Last season, the Nashville native averaged a league-best 6.7 assists along with 8.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.5 steals.
Alex Banks, the team’s only senior, is the squad’s leading returning scorer and rebounder with 10.3 and 4.2 per game averages.
Among the players making their debut for the Lady Bisons on Thursday are four junior college transfers facing their first test in Division I: Laure Assena (Arizona Western College), Auriana Broughton (Georgia Highlands College), Loshaveon Jones (Daytona State), and Meredith Lovelady (Shelton State).
Freed-Hardeman went 27-8 last season as the Lions bowed out to Mid-America Nazarene University in the second round of the NAIA Tournament.
The Lady Bisons will play one more exhibition game against Rhodes College on Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. at Allen Arena before kicking off the regular season on the road at Loyola (MD) on Nov. 11.