|November 17, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||BU|
|FG Percentage||.313 (21-67)||.358 (24-67)|
|3P FG Percentage||.282 (11-39)||.143 (3-21)|
|FT Percentage||.833 (5-6)||.792 (19-24)|
CAGLE - 8
CAGLE - 4
SHELTON - 1
SCHICKEL - 1
|November 19, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||MT|
|FG Percentage||.320 (16-50)||.462 (24-52)|
|3P FG Percentage||.286 (6-21)||.545 (12-22)|
|FT Percentage||.769 (10-13)||.667 (12-18)|
LYON - 5
REUTER - 5
MANOS - 1
CAGLE - 1
COLLIER - 2
SHORT - 1
COTTON - 1
EDWARDS - 2
NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb (1-2) women’s basketball team will close out its season-opening road stretch with a pair of matchups over the weekend as the Lady Bisons take on Butler (2-0) and Middle Tennessee (2-0).
The matchup with the Bulldogs is set for Friday night at 7, while the game against the Blue Raiders will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. You can follow along with live stats and live streaming for both games at the links provided.
SCOUTING THE BULLDGOS:
- This is the first time the two programs have met.
- Butler opened the season with a pair wins over Austin Peay and Murray State, who are first two teams Lipscomb will play at home this season.
- Junior Tori Schickel leads the Bulldogs with 21.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.
- Three other Bulldogs are averaging in double-figures so far this season: Whitney Jennings (19.0), Kristen Spolyar (12.5), and Michelle Weaver (10.5).
SCOUTING THE BLUE RAIDERS:
- This is the first time the two teams have met since 2003, when Middle Tennessee defeated Lipscomb at home 68-47. The Bisons are 0-3 against the Blue Raiders in the Division I era.
- Vanderbilt opened the season with wins against Vanderbilt and Tennessee Tech, each of which feature later on the Lady Bisons schedule.
- Junior Jess Louro leads the team with 16.0 points per game.
- Senior Gabby Lyon averages a double-double at 10.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game.
- Loren Cagle was named to the preseason watch list for the Nancy Lieberman Award for the second season in a row. The award is handed out each season to the best point guard in the nation. She was one of 20 student-athletes to earn the recognition and one of only two players from a mid-major program to make the list in consecutive seasons.
- Cagle earned the first ASUN Player of the Year of the season and the first for the women’s basketball program since 2015 after a stat sheet-filling opening weekend performance. She notched 20 points, seven rebounds, five assists, and two steals and scored the game-winner in a 58-54 victory over Charleston Southern. She also added 16 points, six rebounds, six assists, one steal, and one block in a loss to College of Charleston. She is averaging 14.7-6.7-4.0-1.7 so far this season.
- The Bisons feature nine players averaging 10 or more minutes per game: Cagle, Meredith Lovelady, Kennedy Potts, Loshaveon Jones, Riley Northway, Kaylee Cotton, Lexi Manos, Emily Kmec, and Lauren Rau.
- The roster features a conference-high seven seniors: Cagle, Lovelady, Potts, Jones, Northway, Auriana Broughton, and Laure Assena.
- Redshirt-freshman Emily Kmec notched 14 points in her second-career game, hitting 4-10 from three-point range in the win over Charleston Southern.
- Cagle was unanimously voted ono the ASUN Preseason All-Conference team. She is the only returning player in the conference to finish last season in the top-22 for points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks.