February 18, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
Jacksonville1821161873
Lipscomb1916221067
Stats at a GlanceJULIP
FG Percentage.426 (26-61) .393 (24-61)
3P FG Percentage.267 (4-15) .348 (8-23)
FT Percentage.548 (17-31) .611 (11-18)
Offensive Rebounds1311
Defensive Rebounds2929
Total Rebounds4240
Turnovers1923
Steals87
Bench Points628
LeadersJULIP
PointsBUIE - 22
BANKS - 18
ReboundsMERCER - 10
REDDICK - 10
BANKS - 11
AssistsMERCER - 4
REDDICK - 4
BROWN - 4
CAGLE - 12
StealsBUIE - 5
CAGLE - 2
BlocksMERCER - 3
JONES - 5
Women's hoops drops thriller to Jacksonville
Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Logan Butts
Women's hoops drops thriller to Jacksonville

NASHVILLE – It came down to the wire on Saturday afternoon in Allen Arena, but the Lipscomb (5-22, 2-10) women’s basketball team fell just short in an upset bid of Jacksonville (20-7, 9-3) as the Dolphins won 73-67.

The Lady Bisons led after both the first and third quarters, but in a thriller that featured 10 lead changes and eight ties they could not pull out the victory.

Senior Alex Banks led the way with her sixth career double-double. She led the team a team-high 18 points and a team-high 11 rebounds, and will head into Senior Night on Monday four points shy of 1,000 for her career.

Junior Loshaveon Jones also had a big game for the Lady Bisons. She finished with 15 points, seven rebounds, and a career-high five blocks, the highest single-game block total for any Lipscomb player this season.

Junior Loren Cagle earned her sixth career double-double as well. The point guard collected 11 points, a team-high 11 assists, six rebounds, and two steals.

Assistant Coach Courtney Locke’s Thoughts:

“I think our kids have been playing pretty well the last few games, despite the Florida Gulf Coast loss. They’re playing hard, they’re playing to win, and they’re playing with a lot of defensive intensity, which is good to see. They’re making plays, and we’re not having to tell them robotically what to do. They’re just going out there and making plays.

“They are physical, but our team is physical as well. We need to be more consistent with that, but we knew that we could get them in foul trouble, and that’s why we were so aggressive in getting to the rim. We knew that we had a limited bench.

“One thing that we decided to do is to take their defense off the drive and get to the rim. The one thing that Jacksonville doesn’t want to do is foul, so putting them into position to guard us off the dribble was a big part of the game plan. I thought we executed it very well.

“The biggest thing that Shay (Loshaveon) and Alex did was hit the offensive boards, and I think that was crucial in putting Jacksonville on their heels.”

QUICK HITS:

  • Three Dolphins finished in double-figures: Brandi Buie (22), Sherranda Reddick (17), and Kayla Gordon (15).
  • Jacksonville earned a 42-40 rebounding advantage, but Lipscomb led the assists total 18-17.
  • The Lady Bisons notched a team season-high seven blocks in the loss.
  • Lipscomb’s bench outscored JU’s 28-6.

UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will be celebrating Senior Night on Monday as they take on North Florida at 6:30 p.m.