November 20, 20161st2nd3rd4thFinal
Anderson1116191359
Lipscomb1815161766
Stats at a GlanceAUWBBLIP
FG Percentage.404 (23-57) .481 (26-54)
3P FG Percentage.222 (4-18) .333 (3-9)
FT Percentage.600 (9-15) .524 (11-21)
Offensive Rebounds1213
Defensive Rebounds2126
Total Rebounds3339
Turnovers1717
Steals116
Bench Points1712
LeadersAUWBBLIP
PointsFranklin - 23
BANKS - 34
ReboundsTEAM - 10
BANKS - 11
AssistsYoung - 4
CAGLE - 6
StealsYoung - 4
MANOS - 3
BlocksFranklin - 1
Sims - 1
Koerperich - 1
TURNER - 1
Banks' big night leads women's hoops to win in home opener
Sunday, November 20, 2016
By Logan Butts
Banks' big night leads women's hoops to win in home opener

NASHVILLE – After a three-game, week-long road trip to begin the season, the Lipscomb (1-3) women’s basketball team returned home to find success on Sunday afternoon as the Lady Bisons took down Anderson (3-2) 66-59 in Allen Arena.

Senior Alex Banks led the way for the Lady Bisons throughout, posting a career-high 34 points on 14-20 shooting and grabbing 11 rebounds to earn her second career double-double.

Her performance was the first 30-point game for any player in the ASUN so far this season.

Sophomore Morgan Turner helped Banks take over the post, notching eight points, five rebounds, three assists, and the team’s only block.

Lipscomb posted a 20-0 run in the first half, but Anderson responded with a 14-0 run of their own heading into halftime.

The game remained close throughout the second half, but the Lady Bisons stayed on top for the entire game.

Juniors Meredith Lovelady and Laure Assena each helped the scoring output with eight each, while fellow junior Loren Cagle posted seven points, five rebounds, a team-high six assists, and one steal.

Head Coach Greg Brown’s Thoughts:

“One thing we were trying to do was to make sure we got some inside touches, whether that’s from transition, post feeds, drives, cuts, rebounds, or whatever it is. I thought we did that well. We turned the ball over some doing that, but I thought all of our posts did a good job getting that inside position, and all our guards did a good job of feeding the posts. That was a great take away for us.

“Alex’s teammates did a great job finding her and she did a great job executing, being patient, and finishing the play. She played very much within herself and let the offense take care of it, which gave her good one-on-one opportunities.

“We let the offense get some good spacing, we got good shots, and we stuck some of them. The biggest point of the 20-0 run is that we got stops defensively.

“I don’t care who you are playing, that’s a solid win to be able to maintain and sustain a lead and make free throws and shots when you had to and take care of the ball. We still need to cut down on turnovers, but I’m very pleased with that.”

QUICK HITS:

  • Anderson was led by a pair of double-figure scorers: Jasmine Franklin (23 points and six rebounds) and Heather Jankowy (15 points).
  • Lipscomb out-rebounded Anderson 39-33. Nine different players grabbed a board for the Lady Bisons.
  • Lipscomb posted six steals, with freshman Lexi Manos snatching a team-high three. She also notched four assists.
  • The Purple and Gold earned 27 points off of turnovers. They forced 17 total.
  • The Lady Bisons shot 26-54 from the field, compared to Anderson’s 23-57 mark.

UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will hit the road again, but this time for a shorter road trip as Lipscomb takes on Murray State on Tuesday at 6 p.m.