January 28, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
Lipscomb172320868
NJIT2217201776
Stats at a GlanceLIPNJIT
FG Percentage.433 (26-60) .438 (28-64)
3P FG Percentage.333 (11-33) .182 (2-11)
FT Percentage.625 (5-8) .750 (18-24)
Offensive Rebounds811
Defensive Rebounds2928
Total Rebounds3739
Turnovers178
Steals57
Bench Points3513
LeadersLIPNJIT
PointsCOTTON - 24
DUDLEY - 23
ReboundsBANKS - 10
TUNSTALL - 7
RUBAN - 7
AssistsCAGLE - 11
TORRES - 4
StealsJONES - 2
BANKS - 2
TORRES - 3
BlocksCAGLE - 3
HORTON - 2
Cotton's career day not enough as women's hoops falls at NJIT
Saturday, January 28, 2017
By Logan Butts
Cotton's career day not enough as women's hoops falls at NJIT

NEWARK, N.J. – Despite a career-high 24 points from freshman Kaylee Cotton, the Lipscomb (4-17, 1-5) women’s basketball team fell on the road to NJIT (9-12, 2-5) on Saturday afternoon 76-68.

After scoring 17, 23, and 20 points in the first three quarters, respectively, an eight-point fourth quarter prevented the Lady Bisons from earning their second ASUN road win of the season.

Lipscomb had one of its best shooting games of the year, with a season-high 11 made three-pointers on 33 shots and a 26-60 shooting mark overall.

Cotton poured it in from all over the court, including a 5-12 mark from behind the arc and a 5-6 line from the charity stripe.

Senior Alex Banks notched her fourth career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, to go along with two steals and one block.

Junior Loren Cagle tied her season-high mark of 11 assists, and also earned six points, four rebounds, and a career-high three blocks.

Sophomore Morgan Turner scored nine points on a perfect 4-4 shooting.

 Head Coach Greg Brown's Thoughts: 

"I am proud of our effort. We're continuing to improve, but we have to sustain our energy and execution for 40 minutes.

"We have a quick turnaround over the next week-and-a-half. We need to learn from our mistakes and apply that when we play them next week. 

"In the fourth quarter, we couldn't get the stops we needed and played a little tight on the offensive end.

"Kaylee had been working hard to come back from her injury. I'm glad to see her get into game rhythmn. We did a good job of finding her on time and on target." 

QUICK HITS:

  • Four Highlanders finished in double-figures: Alana Dudley (23), Tatianna Torres (17), Leah Horton (15), and Maria Ruban (11).
  • NJIT edged out Lipscomb 39-37 in rebounds, but the Lady Bisons dished out 18 assists to the Highlanders’ eight.
  • Lipscomb’s bench produced 35 points compared to NJIT’s 13.
  • Six Lady Bisons scored six or more points.

UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will be back at home in Allen Arena as they take on USC Upstate on Feb. 2 at 6:30.