|November 16, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||AAMU_W|
|FG Percentage||.429 (21-49)||.319 (22-69)|
|3P FG Percentage||.304 (7-23)||.219 (7-32)|
|FT Percentage||.684 (13-19)||.467 (7-15)|
- 17||Carnethia Brown
Deshawna Harper - 12
TEAM - 5
- 3||Nigeria Jones
CLARK - 2
- 2||Nigeria Jones
Chinelo Lucy Ibeh - 1
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Lipscomb women’s basketball coach Greg Brown gave a short, but effective, piece of advice to Emily Kmec prior to her season debut.
“I told her to do what she does,” Brown said. “She has a high basketball I.Q. She only had two days of practice, but she picked up on what we were doing.”
Kmec did what she was told. She connected for a game-high 17 points, 15 from 3-point range, to lead the Lady Bisons to a 62-58 road win at Alabama A&M Thursday night. Lipscomb is 2-1. Alabama A&M falls to 1-2.
“She has great range,” Brown said. “She takes good shots. She did a good job of getting the ball inside out for threes.”
Lipscomb opened with an 18-16 first quarter lead, but trailed at halftime 31-25 as Alabama A&M scored 15 second quarter points to Lipscomb’s seven.
“There was nothing we had to adjust to scheme-wise,” Brown said. “It was just a matter of doing what we knew to do and settling down and doing it better.
The Lady Bisons came out strong in the third quarter outscoring Alabama A&M 19-11 with nine points coming from the free throw line. In the fourth Lipscomb led 18-16 to seal the win.
Lipscomb hit at a 42.9 percent clip from the field to Alabama A&M’s 31.9. Both teams connected for seven 3-pointers. Lipscomb was 13-of-19 from the free throw line compared with Alabama A&M’s seven-of-15.
Alabama A&M led the battle on the boards with a 48-33 advantage, but Lipscomb held a slim edge in defensive rebounds with 27. Alabama A&M grabbed 25.
“We are still struggling rebounding,” Brown said. “We are giving up too many second shots. We gave up way too many offensive rebounds, but the thing I like is we still held them under 60 points.
“We found ways to win. We were aggressive going to the basket and made free throws when we needed to make them. Being on the road, in a pretty good atmosphere like they have down here, and being able to make a run, extend a lead in the second half and hang on for the win is something we will always take.”
- Also making her season debut was Taylor Clark who finished with 11 points, hitting five-of-five from the field and adding one free throw. Keely Morrow scored 11 as well. Lauren Rau added a season-high nine points.
- Alabama A&M placed two players in double figures in scoring. Carnethia Brown and Deshawna Harper each scored 12 points.
- Clark and Kmec tied for the game lead in steals with two each.
- Clark led the Lady Bisons with five rebounds.
- Clark and Lauren Rau each played 31 minutes. Kmec was close behind with 30.
- Keely Morrow was 5-for-5 from the free throw line.
After two games on the road Lipscomb is back home at Allen Arena Saturday for a 1:30 meeting with Jacksonville State.