|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
INDIANAPOLIS – The Lipscomb (1-3) women’s basketball team gave Butler (3-0) a tough matchup for one half on Friday night at the historic Hinkle Fieldhouse, but it was not enough as the Bulldogs pulled away in the second half for a 70-58 victory.
The Lady Bisons led Butler 30-23 at halftime, but a 13-0 run from the Bulldogs to start the second half proved to be too much for Lipscomb to overcome.
“One thing we have talked about having is every time effort, effort on every possession,” Lipscomb women’s basketball head coach Greg Brown said. “I thought we had that. Our execution wasn’t perfect. We didn’t shoot the ball as well as we needed to, but the effort was there.
“We knew they were going to go at us and attack inside. We are going to learn from this and just need to match that intensity and effort without speeding us up mentality. I liked our effort in the fourth to the end.”
Redshirt-freshman Emily Kmec was on fire from behind the arc all night. She hit 5-8 from three-point range and 7-12 overall on the way to a team-high 19 points and eight rebounds.
“She is a guard in a center’s body,” Brown said. “She is moving well and reading screens and they are doing a good job finding her.
Senior Loren Cagle put together another all-around game, notching 11 points, a team-high in both rebounds with eight and assists with four, plus two blocks, and one steal on defense.
Senior Riley Northway scored in double figures, earning 10 points, while sophomore Lauren Rau added four points, a team-high four assists, three rebounds, and two steals.
Played good big strong physical teams
“We’ve played some tough teams,” Brown said. “We could’ve scheduled it differently, but this will do nothing but help us.”
- Two Bulldogs finished in double-figures: Whitney Jennings (20) and Tori Schickel (15).
- Lipscomb was out-rebounded 54-37, but won the assist battle 14-13.
- Nine Lady Bisons 10 or more minutes: Cagle (with a team-high 40 minutes played), Kmec, Northway, Rau, Meredith Lovelady, Kennedy Potts, Loshaveon Jones, Kaylee Cotton, and Lexi Manos.
- Lipscomb hit a season-high 11 three-pointers on a season-high 39 attempts.
UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will conclude their five-game season-opening road trip against Middle Tennessee on Sunday at 2:00.
“There is no margin of error with a team like that,” Brown said. “They have a strong presence inside, good shooters, and a hall of fame coach. It’s been a busy week, and we’ll have a quick turnaround, but this is what we need to get tougher mentally and physically.”