|February 07, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||UPST|
|FG Percentage||.353 (24-68)||.466 (27-58)|
|3P FG Percentage||.278 (5-18)||.370 (10-27)|
|FT Percentage||.917 (11-12)||.727 (16-22)|
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POPPLEWELL - 1
NASHVILLE – Lipscomb women’s basketball senior Loren Cagle passed a pair of prestigious numbers during Thursday night’s 80-64 loss at USC Upstate. The point guard became the sixth 1,000-point scorer in the Division I era in program history as well as the first person with 500 assists.
The Lady Bisons (9-15, 5-4) went down early to the Spartans (9-15, 4-5), and were never able to gain the lead at the G.B. Hodge Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
In addition to passing the two milestones, Cagle led the Lady Bisons with 22 points, nine assists, six rebounds, and four steals.
Cagle joins former Lady Bisons Jenna Bartsokas, Ashley Southern, Anna Bowers, current assistant coach Hannah Phillips, and Alex Banks in the 1,000 point club.
She also joins Andrea Nagy, Stephany Raines, Dalma Ivanyi, Chariya Davis, Michelle Michael, and Marica Maddox as the only players in ASUN history with both 1,000 career points and 500 career assists.
Sophomore Kaylee Cotton had her first double-digit scoring outing of the season, notching 12 points and eight rebounds.
Senior Loshaveon Jones added 12 points and four rebounds.
Lipscomb women’s basketball head coach Greg Brown’s thoughts:
On the loss: “I you look at the stats, rebounds were even, we grabbed 18 offensive rebounds which is excellence, but we only had six second chance points. We missed a lot of shots that we made the last game, and they made a lot of the shots they missed the last game.
“We gave them too many shots in the paint and too many points in transition. I felt like our execution wasn’t where it has been at times. That’s part of the learning process.
“Coach Meyer always said ‘What you accept in victory, you have to accept in defeat.’ We’ve kind of gotten away with a lot of things by making a few shots here and there, which we weren’t able to do today.
On Loren Cagle: “It just shows, especially with this season since she’s not sneaking up on anybody, how effective she’s been.
“500 assists, that’s a lot of good teammates making shots, but her vision and poise has been excellent for four years. To be able couple that with 1,000 points says a lot about her and her teammates putting her in a position to score.”
On the next two home games: “We mostly control our own destiny. A lot of it is up to us. This doesn’t change our opportunity to host a tournament game. We’re going to try and get better for Saturday.
- Three Spartans finished in double-figures: Tamera Thorpe (19), Anda Kuzmina (16), and Brittney Delva (13).
- The Lady Bisons swiped 11 steals. Redshirt-freshman Emily Kmec and sophomore Lexi Manos stole two each.
- Lipscomb and Upstate tied with 40 rebounds apiece, but the Lady Bisons lost the assist battle 17-13.
- Nine Lady Bisons played 10 or more minutes. Cagle led with a team-high 36 minutes.
- Lipscomb shot a nearly perfect 11-12 from the free throw line.
UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will head back home for a pair of matchups against North Florida on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 and Jacksonville on Monday night at 6:30.