|December 29, 2016||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||SLU||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.462 (24-52)||.245 (13-53)|
|3P FG Percentage||.550 (11-20)||.143 (3-21)|
|FT Percentage||.667 (24-36)||.474 (9-19)|
JAKUBICEK - 1
FRANTZ - 1
STIPANOVICH - 1
NASHVILLE – The Lady Bisons struggled on their return from Christmas break as Lipscomb (3-11) fell to Saint Louis (10-3) at home (score) on Thursday night in Allen Arena.
The Purple and Gold struggled through three quarters before finding a groove in the fourth period of action, but it was too late as the Billikens had built up an insurmountable lead.
Junior Loshaveon Jones continued her strong form, posting her third double-figure scoring game of the season with a team-high 10 points and three steals.
Junior Loren Cagle and senior Alex Banks led the Lady Bisons with four rebounds each, while freshman Lexi Manos dished out a team-high three assists.
Junior Riley Northway added eight points and three rebounds.
Head Coach Greg Brown’s Thoughts:
“I think they are the best team we’ve played so far this season. Alabama and Ole Miss are obviously very good teams, but what they do with the ability to share the ball and movement and knocking down open shots and their size and length makes them a very good team.
“You start forcing shots when you’re missing some of those two, four, or six-footers. You start trying to guide them in. Unfortunately, we let that effect our defensive transition. And then it just snowballs in those situations.
“Shay (Loshaveon Jones) did a good job of using her athleticism and using ball movement to get by her defender. We did a good job finding her. We just have to continue to do that and move the ball to put all of the players in a situation to do that.
“In the fourth quarter that’s what we talked about, we have to get better on each possession. We have to try to carry that forward going into conference and against Princeton. I thought several players came in and gave us good enough.”
- Five Billikens finished in double-figures: Jordyn Frantz (18), Sadie Stipanovich (11), Jackie Kemph (11), Olivia Jakubicek (10), and Aaliyah Covington (10).
- Lipscomb was out-rebounded 49-30 and lost the assist battle 13-8.
- 14 Lady Bisons saw action in the contest.
- Lipscomb turned the ball over 16 times, compared to Saint Louis 15 miscues.
UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will be back at home for a New Year’s Eve showdown with Princeton at noon in Allen Arena.