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Stats at a GlanceFHULIP
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)
Offensive Rebounds2111
Defensive Rebounds2724
Total Rebounds4835
Bench Points1513
PointsCROSS - 25
Loren Cagle - 15
ReboundsPATE - 19
Alex Banks - 9
AssistsNICHOLSON - 3
Lexi Manos - 7
StealsCROSS - 3
Amber Fuqua - 2
Loren Cagle - 2
BlocksPATE - 1
Alex Banks - 1
Late run not enough as women's hoops falls in first exhibition game
Thursday, October 27, 2016
By Logan Butts
Late run not enough as women's hoops falls in first exhibition game

NASHVILLE – Despite a late run, the Lipscomb women’s basketball team fell in its first exhibition match 81-64 to Freed-Hardeman on Thursday night at Allen Arena.

The Lady Bisons started out slow, being outscored by 15 in the first half before playing a back-and-fourth game throughout the second half.

"We could have had a closed scrimmage, but having an exhibition game like that helped show us what we needed to see," Lipscomb women's basketball head coach Greg Brown said.

"Freed is a good team. I think they're a top-10 NAIA team. It was not the result we wanted, but we saw some stuff that we liked. Now, we're ready to get out there for the next exhibition game and continue to grow." 

Junior Loren Cagle led Lipscomb in scoring with 15 points, to go along with four rebounds, four assists, and two steals.

Junior Amber Fuqua was close behind with 13 points on 6-14 shooting.

Laure Assena had a strong debut in the Purple and Gold, notching 12 points and five rebounds despite accruing foul trouble early on.

The team’s lone senior, Alex Banks, nearly earned a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds.


  • Freed-Hardeman out-rebounded the Lady Bisons 48-35, and scored 22 second chance points.
  • The Lipscomb defense grabbed six steals and forced 19 turnovers. Cagle and Fuqua led with two steals each.
  • Cagle led the Lady Bisons in minutes played with 40. Banks was the next closest with 30.
  • Aside from Assena, six other Lady Bison made their Lipscomb debut: Loshaveon Jones, Meredith Lovelady, Carleigh Short, Auriana Broughton, Emmy Allen, and Lexi Manos.


UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will take on Rhodes College on Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. in Allen Arena to close out the preseason before starting the regular season at Loyola (MD) on Nov. 11.