|January 21, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||UNF|
|FG Percentage||.351 (20-57)||.381 (24-63)|
|3P FG Percentage||.381 (8-21)||.182 (4-22)|
|FT Percentage||.667 (12-18)||.400 (6-15)|
BANKS - 7
NORRIS - 2
HANSON - 1
NORRIS - 1
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It was a back-and-forth affair Saturday afternoon at the UNF arena between Lipscomb (4-15, 1-3) and North Florida (8-11, 1-3), but the Lady Bisons got the last laugh with a 60-58 victory thanks to a strong second half and a game-winning layup from junior Loren Cagle.
Cagle drove the lane with seconds remaining and the score tied at 58 as Lipscomb’s two leading scorers, senior Alex Banks and junior Meredith Lovelady, watched from the sideline having previously fouled out. Cagle hit the lay-in to give Lipscomb its first ASUN road win in two seasons.
The last time the Purple and Gold took down an ASUN opponent on the road was during the 2014-15 season, with a 71-62 win, also over North Florida.
The Lady Bisons started out strong, leading 14-11 after first frame, before hitting a cold streak in a two-point second quarter.
Lipscomb came out of halftime firing on all cylinders, winning the third quarter 17-14 and the fourth quarter with a resounding 27-18 finish.
As mentioned above, senior Alex Banks led all scorers with 22 points on 8-11 shooting, including 4-4 from the three-point line. She also tied for the team lead with seven rebounds.
Junior Meredith Lovelady hit three triples of her own, all in the fourth quarter, to finish with nine points.
Cagle’s all-around game earned her seven points, a tie for the team lead in rebounds with seven, a team-high six assists, and two steals.
Head Coach Greg Brown’s Thoughts:
“I’m very proud of how we practiced this week, and the approach they took to the first conference road trip.
“I felt good going into the locker room at the half when we heard the team talking about what they needed to do and what they had done well. They did a very good job of executing and playing with poise to start the second half.
“They also made stops and scores when they had to at the end of the game. Meredith and Alex made some rhythm three’s. At the end of the game, we drew up a little screening action to force rotation, and then Lo just made a play.”
- Two Ospreys finished in double-figures: Simone Brown (21) and Sierra Shepherd (10).
- Lipscomb lost the rebounding battle 45-37, but tied for the assist battle with 12.
- There were three ties and 16 lead changes in the back-and-forth contest.
- Lipscomb scored 19 bench points, as compared to UNF’s nine.
- 12 Lady Bisons played in the victory.
UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will stay in Jacksonville for a matchup with the Jacksonville Dolphins at 6 p.m. on Monday night.