|January 14, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||FGCU||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.540 (34-63)||.400 (20-50)|
|3P FG Percentage||.522 (12-23)||.136 (3-22)|
|FT Percentage||.667 (10-15)||.769 (20-26)|
JULIEN - 2
LOVELADY - 1
CAGLE - 1
TURNER - 1
TURNER - 1
NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb (3-14) women’s basketball team continued its struggles against Florida Gulf Coast (13-6) as the Lady Bisons fell 90-63 in Allen Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Lipscomb has yet to defeat FGCU since the Eagles moved to the ASUN in the 2007-08 season, a streak of 19 games.
The Purple and Gold started strong, keeping pace with the potent FGCU offense through the first period of action, before the Eagles took over late in the second quarter.
Lipscomb was led by junior Riley Northway, who poured in a season-best 17 points on 5-8 shooting. She aslso went 7-7 from the charity stripe and collected five rebounds.
Senior Alex Banks added 15 points and five rebounds, while junior Morgan Turner grabbed a team-high six rebounds.
Junior Loren Cagle notched eight points and a team-best four assists.
Head Coach Greg Brown’s Thoughts:
“It was the same thing in both halves. We knew we had to contain their open three’s and take away their lane-right drives. When we did that, we were efficient defensively. When you don’t do that, you pay. They do a great job of converting on your breakdowns.
“It took us long time to try to get the ball inside. We talked about that, and worked on it for three days, and there was some game slippage there. But, we were efficient when we did get it inside. We got to the free throw line, which was good, and we out-rebounded them. So, there’s improvement there, but we can’t have the defensive breakdowns that we did.
“Heading into the Stetson game, this tells us that when you execute, you will give yourself a chance each quarter, but you also know that these teams are good and they will take advantage on defensive breakdowns or offensive breakdowns.”
- Four Eagles finished in double-figures: Rosemarie Julien (17), China Dow (16), Haley Laughter (12), and Erica Nelson (12).
- Lipscomb won the rebounding battle 33-31, but lost the assist battle 19-10.
- The Lady Bisons shot 20-26 from the free throw line, doubling FGCU’s 10-15 mark.
- The Eagles shot a blistering 12-23 from deep.
UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will be back at home on Monday as they take on Stetson at 6:30 p.m.