|February 10, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||UNF||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.386 (22-57)||.463 (25-54)|
|3P FG Percentage||.222 (4-18)||.609 (14-23)|
|FT Percentage||.750 (9-12)||.737 (14-19)|
CAGLE - 5
MOORE - 3
CLARK - 1
NASHVILLE – It was raining outdoors and indoors today at Allen Arena as the Lipscomb women’s basketball poured in 14 three-pointers to beat North Florida 78-57.
The Lady Bisons (10-15, 6-4) started off hot, draining seven three’s in the first quarter and 10 in the first half to lead the Ospreys (10-15, 3-7) 49-29 at halftime. By the game’s end, Lipscomb had connected on 14-23 three-pointers.
“The most exciting thing was to watch what we took from practice and execute it right away in the first half,” Lipscomb women’s basketball head coach Greg Brown said.
“We were pretty sure about what they wanted to try to do to us defensively, and I thought we reacted and responded very well from tough game at Upstate and a quick turnaround.”
Four Lady Bisons finished in double-figures, and 11 scored overall for a balanced Lipscomb attack. Redshirt-sophomore Emily Kmec led the team in scoring with 15 points on 5-6 shooting from deep.
“We told them before the game that we wanted everybody to be ready,” Brown said. “We’ve always had somebody different every game step up.
“We shared the ball really well. 18 assists on 25 baskets is excellent. I thought we did a lot of good things and kept things simple.”
Senior Loren Cagle notched 14 points, tied for the team lead with five rebounds, dished out a team-high nine assists, and swiped a team-best three steals.
Sophomore Kaylee Cotton added 13 points and four rebounds, while freshman Taylor Clark collected 10 points and tied Cagle with five rebounds.
Sophomore Lauren Rau gained nine points and five assists to go along with two steals.
“That’s what I was probably most proud of: just seeing their execution and level of intensity,” Brown said. “I thought the energy was great, on the bench and on the floor.”
- One Osprey finished in double-figures: Ty Purifoy (10).
- The Lady Bisons swiped 11 steals to UNF’s four.
- The Ospreys out-rebounded Lipscomb 36-30, but the Lady Bisons won the assist battle 18-10.
- 11 Lady Bisons played 10 or more minutes. Cagle led with a team-high 29 minutes.
- Lipscomb notched 27 bench points, 21 points-of-turnovers, and 11 second-chance points.
UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will continue their home stand with a matchup against Jacksonville on Monday night at 6:30.
“Jacksonville is very good,” Brown said. “We all know that, but that’s what you play the games for. They’re physical, they’re very well coached, and we’re excited about playing them here at our place.
“Our goal has been to try and get better since the last time we played them. I certainly think we have, and I’m sure they have as well. We’re excited for the challenge.”