|December 31, 2016||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||PRIN||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.352 (25-71)||.258 (17-66)|
|3P FG Percentage||.286 (6-21)||.200 (6-30)|
|FT Percentage||.517 (15-29)||.333 (3-9)|
COTTON - 1
CAGLE - 1
NORTHWAY - 1
Reyneke - 3
NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb (3-12) women’s basketball team stayed even with Princeton (6-7) through three quarters before the Tigers took over in the final frame on route to a 71-43 victory on Saturday afternoon in Allen Arena.
The Lady Bisons started the fourth quarter off with a three-pointer from junior Kennedy Potts, her third of the game helping her finish with a team-high 12 points, before Princeton went on a 27-4 run to seal the win.
Junior Loren Cagle filled up the stat sheet with four points, six rebounds, a team-best five assists, a career-high three blocks, and one steal.
Senior Alex Banks added nine points and five rebounds from the paint, while junior Loshaveon Jones notched a team-high seven rebounds and made two blocks.
Head Coach Greg Brown’s Thoughts:
”We missed some shots that put them in transition the other way, and they hit some shots they didn’t hit in the first half, which led to their fourth quarter run. We did some things well, but we have to execute a little better in the half-court. I’m proud of our effort. Like we’ve talked about all year, we have to be able to sustain that.
“They’re a solid team. We want to take this experience into conference. We’ve done some good things against Ball State, who’s at the top of their league, and Princeton, who’s at the top of their league.
“Every coach in the country right now is telling their team the same thing: we’re 0-0 and we’re starting over, whether you’re at the top or the bottom. There’s a bunch of us right there together, so it’s just a matter of using this next week as an opportunity to practice and get better.
“Coach Jarrett and Coach Locke and Coach Crothers have done a great job of getting them in the gym and putting in the work. We tell them that working hard and getting up shots will pay off. The main thing is getting your feet set and getting in rhythm, and Kennedy did a good job of that.”
- Two Tigers finished in double-figures: Bella Alarie (16) and Vanessa Smith (12).
- Lipscomb was out-rebounded 61-44 and lost the assist battle 17-11.
- 14 Lady Bisons saw action in the contest, with eight scoring.
- There were six lead changes and four ties throughout the matchup.
UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will be back at home on Jan. 7th as they open up ASUN Conference play against Kennesaw State.