|November 22, 2016||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||MUR|
|FG Percentage||.361 (22-61)||.405 (30-74)|
|3P FG Percentage||.304 (7-23)||.290 (9-31)|
|FT Percentage||.471 (8-17)||.588 (10-17)|
Gulledge - 8
Wright - 4
MURRAY, Ky. – Coming off of their first win in the home opener of the 2016 campaign, the Lipscomb (1-3) women’s basketball team is hitting the road once again as the Lady Bisons are headed to Kentucky to take on Murray State (3-1).
The Purple and Gold, who kicked off the season with three consecutive road games before Sunday’s matchup with Anderson, will take on the Racers at 6 p.m.
SCOUTING THE RACERS:
- Lipscomb faces off with Murray State for the ninth time in the Division I era. The Racers hold a 4-3 lead. However, Lipscomb won the most recent outing, taking last season matchup 93-85 at home.
- Murray State enters the matchup having defeated UNC Greensboro 81-70 in its most recent outing.
- The Racers have five players averaging in double-figures so far this season: Ke’Shunan James (20.8), LeAsia Wright (12.5), Bria Bethea (12.3), Abria Gulledge (12.0), and Jasmine Borders (12.0).
- James is also the team’s leading rebounder at 10.0 per contest.
- Senior Alex Banks has been the Lady Bisons’ leading scorer so far this season with 11.8 points per game. The forward notched a career-high 34 points (on 14-20 shooting) and 11 rebounds in the Lady Bisons’ 66-59 victory over Anderson in the home opener.
- As mentioned above, Lipscomb heads into the matchup having defeated Anderson. Junior Loren Cagle added seven points, six assists, five rebounds, and a steal in the win.
- The Lady Bisons defeated Rhodes in the final exhibition game of the preseason 83-45 at home. Five Lady Bisons finished in double-figures: Loren Cagle (16), Alex Banks (12), Loshaveon Jones (12), Meredith Lovelady (11), and Laure Assena (10).
- Cagle was named to the preseason watch list for the Nancy Lieberman Award, which is handed out each season to the best point guard in the nation. She was one of 20 student-athletes to earn the recognition and one of only four players from a mid-major program on the list. Last season, she finished eighth in the nation with 6.96 assists per game.
- Lipscomb was picked to finish seventh out of eight teams in the ASUN Preseason Poll.
You can follow along with live stats and live streaming for both games at the links provided.