|February 09, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||JU||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.319 (23-72)||.429 (21-49)|
|3P FG Percentage||.214 (6-28)||.273 (6-22)|
|FT Percentage||.500 (6-12)||.765 (13-17)|
DEASON - 2
NASHVILLE – It came down to the wire on Saturday afternoon, but a depleted Lipscomb women’s basketball team pulled out their first ASUN win of the season by defeating Jacksonville 61-58 in Allen Arena.
The Lady Bisons (3-20, 1-9) only had seven players dressed out, but the squad pulled through with a gritty win, their first over the Dolphins (12-12, 5-6) in the last 11 meetings.
Lipscomb came out on fire in the first half, pulling ahead 37-20 at the halftime break. But the Dolphins nearly staged a second-half comeback, outscoring the Lady Bisons by 14 in the second half.
Redshirt sophomore Emily Kmec made the play of the afternoon with under a minute to play. Kmec deflected a Dolphins inbound pass, grabbed the errant ball, and bounced it off of the JU player forcing a turnover. The play ended a 7-0 Dolphins run in the final minutes of action.
Junior Carleigh Short paced the Lady Bisons with a career-high 22 points on an efficient 7-13 shooting, including 4-10 from three-point range.
In total, three Lady Bisons set career-highs in the win, with freshmen Kailey Rosenbaum and Taylor Hammack also setting career marks.
Rosenbaum finished with 16 points on 7-11 shooting with seven rebounds.
Hammack added five points, four rebound, and a team-high four assists.
Kmec nearly earned a double-double with nine points and a team-high eight rebounds. She also had the team’s only block.
- The Lady Bisons’ leading scorer Taylor Clark sat out for the third consecutive contest with an injury.
- Short and freshman Jane Deason tied for the team lead with two steals apiece.
- Lipscomb shot 13-17 from the free throw line, led by a 4-5 clip from Short.
- JU out-rebounded Lipscomb 39-37, and had 14 assists to Lipscomb’s 13.
- Lipscomb led for 37:29 minutes of game time and never trailed.
- All seven Lady Bisons played nine or more minutes, led by Short who played all 40 minutes.
Lipscomb head to Liberty on Tuesday for a 6 p.m. meeting. They will be back in Nashville on Feb. 19 for a matchup with FGCU.