January 15, 20191st2nd3rd4thFinal
Lipscomb224162567
NJIT2214192580
Stats at a GlanceLIPNJIT
FG Percentage.355 (22-62) .475 (29-61)
3P FG Percentage.435 (10-23) .320 (8-25)
FT Percentage.765 (13-17) .667 (14-21)
Offensive Rebounds1212
Defensive Rebounds2430
Total Rebounds3642
Turnovers1618
Steals109
Bench Points714
LeadersLIPNJIT
PointsRAU - 27
GUARINO - 20
ReboundsDEASON - 9
TORRES - 9
AssistsRAU - 4
TORRES - 7
StealsRAU - 3
HAMMAKER - 3
TUNSTALL - 3
BlocksCLARK - 1
GRILLON - 1
ALLEN - 4
Rau scores career-high 27, Clark adds 19 in women's hoops loss at NJIT
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
By Logan Butts
Rau scores career-high 27, Clark adds 19 in women's hoops loss at NJIT

NEWARK, N.J. – Despite 46 combined points from Lauren Rau and Taylor Clark, the Lipscomb women’s basketball team fell at NJIT on Tuesday afternoon 80-67 at the Wellness and Events Center.

Rau caught fire in the fourth quarter, exploding for 18 of her career-high 27 points in the final frame to nearly lead Lipscomb (2-15, 0-4) to a comeback.

The junior point guard’s performance was the highest scoring outing of any Lady Bison so far this season and her 18-point fourth quarter was the most points any Lipscomb player has scored in a single quarter this season.

Clark’s third quarter nearly matched Rau’s fourth as she poured in 12 points, all on three-pointers and all assisted by Rau, in the third period. The sophomore finished the game with 19 points, just two short of her career high.

The second-half outbursts from Rau and Clark kept Lipscomb within striking distance, but NJIT (4-12, 2-1) was able to pull away at the end.

In addition to her scoring prowess, Rau also led the team with four assists and three steals.

 

BISON TIDBITS:                                                                                   

  • Rau shot 8-12 from the field, 2-3 from the three-point line, and 9-12 from the free throw line.
  • Clark went 7-19 from the field, 5-10 from three-point range, and attempted no free throws.
  • Clark added seven rebounds and a block to her scoring tally.
  • Freshman Jane Deason led Lipscomb in rebounding with nine, including eight on the defensive glass.
  • NJIT out-rebounded Lipscomb 42-36, and had 24 assists to Lipscomb’s 9.  
  • Lipscomb scored 18 points off 18 turnovers and notched nine second-chance points.
  • Eight Lady Bisons played 10 or more minutes, led by 36 from Rau.
  • Lipscomb shot 13-17 from the free throw line.

 

UP NEXT:

Lipscomb will have a week off before heading to Florida for a pair of ASUN games. They will face FGCU on Jan. 22 and Stetson on Jan. 26.