December 07, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
Alabama1722181673
Lipscomb136221051
Stats at a GlanceUALIP
FG Percentage.433 (26-60) .304 (17-56)
3P FG Percentage.235 (4-17) .385 (10-26)
FT Percentage.810 (17-21) .636 (7-11)
Offensive Rebounds124
Defensive Rebounds3822
Total Rebounds5026
Turnovers1814
Steals76
Bench Points5026
LeadersUALIP
PointsKnight - 16
KMEC - 15
ReboundsLewis - 9
RAU - 6
AssistsLewis - 5
RAU - 6
StealsCook - 4
RAU - 4
BlocksBolton - 1
Wade - 1
Women's basketball gives Alabama tough contest in loss
Thursday, December 7, 2017
By Logan Butts
Women's basketball gives Alabama tough contest in loss

NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb (2-8) women’s basketball team fought hard against Alabama (5-3) Thursday night in Allen Arena, but the Crimson Tide was too much for the Lady Bisons to overcome as they fell 73-51.

Lipscomb trailed just 17-13 after the first quarter, but a 22-6 second quarter run provided the Tide with a cushion for the remainder of the contest.

The game was a tremendous improvement for Lipscomb compared to last season’s matchup with Alabama, as the Lady Bisons only scored five points in the first half and 35 points total in the loss.

Redshirt-freshman Emily Kmec led Lipscomb with 15 points on 5-12 shooting from three-point range. It was the sixth time she has hit three or more three-pointers in a game this season.

For the second game in a row, sophomore Lauren Rau led the team in rebounds and assists. She notched a career-high in both categories with six of each and also swiped a career-best four steals.

Senior Loren Cagle added 10 points, four rebounds, three assists, and a steal, while fellow senior Loshavon Jones also scored 10 points.

 

Lipscomb Women’s Basketball Head Coach Greg Brown’s Thoughts:

“Since the Belmont game, we came up with things we wanted to evaluate the game on. We said, if we can take care of these things the score will take care of itself.

“Stopping baskets in transition, moving the ball, and different things like that that we can control. We can’t control how big they are or how fast, but we can control the things that we can.”

“I think the second half showed that. We didn’t turn the ball over in the second half. We only gave up one offensive rebound, so that’s how we have to play.”

“You cannot let the result of the game against competition like this dictate what you’re doing. Process is an overlooked cliché now, but that’s exactly where I think that’s exactly what this has been for us. You want these games to pay off when you get into conference play.

 

QUICK HITS:

  • Four Crimson Tide players finished in double-figures: Coco Knight (16), Ashley Williams (14), Ashley Knight (14), and Jordan Lewis (10).
  • Lipscomb was out-rebounded 50-26, and lost the assist battle at 16-11.
  • Nine Lady Bisons played 10 or more minutes: Cagle (with a team-high 35 minutes played), Rau, Jones, Kmec, Riley Northway, Auriana Broughton, Kennedy Potts, Meredith Lovelady, and Lexi Manos.
  • Lipscomb forced 18 turnovers and gave up 15.
  • The Purple and Gold shot 10-26 from three-point range, and the Crimson Tide shot 4-17 from deep.

 

UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will be staying in Nashville for their first road game of December as they take on Tennessee State on Friday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m.   

“If we’re able to make the plays that we did against this size and athleticism, we should be able to do that next Friday or one month or two months from now.”