|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. – The Lipscomb (1-4) women’s basketball team’s road roes continue as the Lady Bisons fell to Murray State (4-1) on Tuesday night 79-59 in Kentucky.
The Racers started out hot, hitting five of their nine three-pointers in the first half, building up a halftime lead that the Lady Bisons were unable to overcome in the final two frames.
Junior Meredith Lovelady put up a Bison career-high 14 points in the loss. She shot 4-12 from three-point range, three of which came in the second quarter.
Junior Loren Cagle led the team in both rebounds and assists, putting together a four-point, nine-rebound, six-assist, two-steal stat line.
Senior Alex Banks and sophomore Morgan Turner fought hard in the paint. Banks notched eight points and six rebounds, while Turner compiled seven points and eight rebounds.
Head Coach Greg Brown’s Thoughts:
“Our goal was to hold them under 70 points. That’s usually the tipping point for Murray from what we’ve seen over the years. We were on pace to do that from the second through fourth quarter. We finished strong and held them to 37 percent in the second half, but we have to get off to a better start.
“We also have to knock down open shots. We’re getting good looks at the basket, but the shots aren’t falling. Offensive rebounding is another thing that hurt us. They got several second-chance points off of offensive rebounds.
“We need to take what we’ve learned tonight, apply it in practice, and get ready for Saturday.”
- Seniors Ke’Shunan James and LeAsia Wright turned in the top performances for the Racers. James notched 28 points, eight rebounds, and four assists, while Wright earned 23 points, seven rebounds, and four assists.
- Freshman Lauren Rau got her first action in Purple and Gold tonight. In nine minutes of play time Rau collected four points, two rebounds, and one assist.
- Former women’s soccer goalkeeper Anna Buhigas made her in-game debut for the Lady Bison basketball team in the loss, scoring two points and grabbing one rebound.
- Freshman Carleigh Short also scored the first basket of her Lady Bison career in the loss.
- 16 total Lady Bisons suited up in the game, a team season-high.
- Lipscomb had more assists than Murray State (15-14), but was out-rebounded by the Racers 51-40.
UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will be back at home for a Saturday tilt with Charleston Southern at 4 p.m.