|January 15, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||UNF|
|FG Percentage||.480 (24-50)||.426 (29-68)|
|3P FG Percentage||.286 (4-14)||.353 (6-17)|
|FT Percentage||.750 (21-28)||.625 (5-8)|
CAGLE - 4
BROUGHTON - 1
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Led by a new career-high 31 points from senior Loren Cagle, the Lipscomb (6-12, 2-1) women’s basketball team won its second road game in the past three outings on Monday night as the Lady Bisons defeated North Florida (8-10, 1-2) 73-69 at UNF Arena.
“I’m proud of them for closing one out like that,” Lipscomb women’s basketball head coach Greg Brown said.
“To start the first three conference games on the road and pick up two wins and to do it shorthanded as well, is big. I’m proud of them finding a way to win, making big free throws, and making shots when we had to.”
Four of the five Lipscomb starters scored in double-figures in the win, led by Cagle’s 31 on 12-19 shooting.
It was a bounce-back performance for the point guard after a rough shooting night in the loss to Jacksonville on Saturday. She also tied for the team lead in rebounds (six), assists (four), and tied her career high with six steals.
“Lo’s played so many games and has so much experience that she’s able to maintain poise through everything,” Brown said.
“People are physical against her, and she still finds a way to get herself open and distribute the ball and find others. She’s doing a good job of attacking and being aggressive.”
Redshirt-freshman Emily Kmec notched 12 points, tied for the team lead with six rebounds, and dished out three assists.
Sophomore Lauren Rau also scored 12 points, 10 of which came on free throws to clinch the win in the fourth quarter, and tied for the team lead with four assists.
Senior Loshaveon jones tallied 10 points on 4-8 shooting. The quarter of double-digit scorers combined to notch 65 of Lipscomb’s 73 points.
“Lauren stepped up and knocked down 10 free throws,” Brown said. “Us getting to the free throw line 28 times was excellent.
“Everybody brought something when they came in. Shay made some big layups in transition and made some power moves. Em hit three’s and made a couple of layups as well.”
The win was the fourth in a row against North Florida for the Lady Bisons, with the streak dating back to the 2015-16 season.
- Four Ospreys finished in double-figures: Keonna Farmer (21), Ari Emanuel-Wright (14), Tesh Hanson (14), and Adrienne Jackson (10).
- The Lady Bisons swiped a season-best 14 steals.
- Lipscomb was out-rebounded 41-28, and lost the assist battle 13-11.
- Seven Lady Bisons played 10 or more minutes: Cagle (with a team-high 39 minutes played), Rau, Kmec, Jones, Kennedy Potts, Kaylee Cotton, and Meredith Lovelady.
- Lipscomb forced 21 turnovers and gave up only 14.
UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will be back home in Nashville as Stetson and FGCU are set to visit Allen Arena on Jan. 20 and 22.
“We just have to continue to believe in ourselves, to have confidence, and then I think we have to clean some stuff up,” Brown said. “That’s been the thing with them all year long, and is what I’m most proud of, is that they’ve had a growth mindset.
“Through the losses, they continue to look for ways to get better. Now, we’re able to learn and grow with some wins. I’m looking forward to taking this week of practice to see what we can do to get better from these two games heading into Stetson and Gulf Coast.”