|February 11, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||STET|
|FG Percentage||.413 (26-63)||.400 (22-55)|
|3P FG Percentage||.231 (3-13)||.238 (5-21)|
|FT Percentage||.625 (5-8)||.630 (17-27)|
SAUNDERS - 2
BROUGHTON - 1
DELAND, Fla. – It came down to the wire on Saturday afternoon as the Lipscomb (5-20, 2-8) women’s basketball team nearly pulled off the upset against Stetson (20-5, 9-1), the top team in the ASUN Conference, but fell short 66-60 at the Edmunds Center.
The Lady Bisons took the lead midway through fourth quarter thanks to a three-pointer from junior Loren Cagle, but the Purple and Gold faltered down the stretch as the Hatters answered each of the Lady Bisons moves.
Cagle led the team in scoring with 20 points (on 9-13 shooting) to go along with four rebounds, five assists, and three steals.
Before fouling out in the game’s final seconds, senior Alex Banks notched 11 points, a team-high nine rebounds, and a team and career-high six assists.
Junior Riley Northway also finished in double-figures with 13 points on 6-10 shooting, while junior Losahveon Jones added six points, six rebounds and a key block.
Head Coach Greg Brown’s Thoughts:
“I’m really proud of their effort and discipline in carrying out the scouting report. They are a very good team, and we knew they would make runs. I like the way we answered and put ourselves in a position to win.
“The players have really bought into just working every day to get a little better and play our best heading into the tournament.”
- Three Hatters finished in double-figures: Brianti Saunders (22), Sarah Sagerer (11), and Breana Bey (10). Sagerer also added nine rebounds and six blocks.
- Lipscomb was out-rebounded 39-34, but won the assist battle 15-12.
- The Lady Bisons bench outscored Stetson’s 31-13, with a big help from Cagle who did not start for the first time all season.
- There were eight lead changes and three ties in the game.
UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will have continue its road trip with a matchup against FGCU on Monday at 6 p.m.