March 02, 20181st2nd3rd4thFinal
Stats at a GlanceUPSTLIP
FG Percentage.341 (15-44) .531 (34-64)
3P FG Percentage.389 (7-18) .516 (16-31)
FT Percentage.667 (16-24) .647 (11-17)
Offensive Rebounds56
Defensive Rebounds2629
Total Rebounds3135
Bench Points3739
PointsTHORPE - 14
CAGLE - 20
ReboundsTHORPE - 6
KMEC - 7
AssistsDELVA - 6
CAGLE - 10
StealsTHORPE - 1
BlocksCLARK - 1
Women's hoops on to ASUN semis with record-breaking margin of victory
Friday, March 2, 2018
By Logan Butts
Women's hoops on to ASUN semis with record-breaking margin of victory

NASHVILLE – For the first time in 10 years the Lipscomb women’s basketball team is headed to the ASUN Semifinals thanks to a 95-53 win over USC Upstate Friday night in the first round of the conference tournament at Allen Arena.

The 42-point win set a record for margin of victory in an ASUN postseason game.

The Lady Bisons (12-18) went up big early and never looked back as they cruised to their first ASUN Tournament victory since 2008 when they beat Belmont 73-72 in the first round.

ASUN Player of the Year Loren Cagle led the way for Lipscomb in her final game in Allen Arena, nearly notching a double-double with 20 points and 10 assists to go along with six rebounds and four steals.

ASUN All-Freshman team member Emily Kmec notched 18 points on 6-9 shooting, all from three-point range. She also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.

The Lady Bison defense was stingy throughout the game, holding the Spartans to season low for points for a Lipscomb opponent while swiping a season-best 16 steals. Lipscomb scored 40 points off of 27 Upstate turnovers.



  • Two Spartans finished in double-figures: Tamera Thorpe (14) and Michaela Gibbons (12).
  • The Eagles out-rebounded Lipscomb 46-27, and Lady Bisons lost the assist battle 23-11.
  • 11 Lady Bisons played 10 or more minutes. Cagle led with a team-high 32 minutes.
  • Lipscomb shot 16-30 from behind the three-point line, tying the ASUN postseason record for most made three’s in a game.
  • All 12 Lady Bisons who saw the court scored in the contest.


UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will be headed to Fort Myers, Florida for a semifinals matchup against FGCU. The game will take place on Wednesday at 6 p.m.