|November 05, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||UD|
|FG Percentage||.377 (23-61)||.388 (26-67)|
|3P FG Percentage||.211 (4-19)||.200 (4-20)|
|FT Percentage||.909 (10-11)||.722 (26-36)|
- 16||Erin Whalen
- 7||Kyla Whitehead
- 4||Araion Bradshaw
HARRISON - 1
COLLIER - 1
DAYTON, Ohio - The Lipscomb women’s basketball team is ready to kick off a new era as the Bisons 2019-20 campaign starts on Tuesday at Dayton.
Tipoff for the season opener between Lipscomb and the Flyers is set for 6 p.m. at the UD Arena.
The game is the regular season debut in the Purple and Gold for head coach Lauren Sumski. She is the first female to lead the program in the Division I era and enters the season as one of the youngest head coaches in all of Division I.
SCOUTING THE FLYERS:
- Dayton finished last season 17-14, advancing to the A10 Tournament semifinals and accepting a bid to the WNIT.
- Senior Jayla Scaife led the Flyers in points (15.7 points) and rebounds (7.0) per game last season.
- The two teams have only met once. In December 2008 Dayton won 76-36 at home.
- Lipscomb last played an A10 team in December 2017, when they fell on the road at Saint Louis.
- Lipscomb returns 10 players, nine of which played last season, including two seniors (Carleigh Short and Emily Kmec), two juniors (Sydney Shelton and Taylor Clark), and six sophomores (Jane Deason, Keely Morrow, Taylor Hammack, Kailey Rosenbaum, Gabi Grillon, and Gracie Simpson).
- Joining the Lady Bisons are two sophomore transfers (Dorie Harrison from Kentucky and Lindsey Whiteside from Rhodes, head coach Lauren Sumski’s former school) and three freshmen (Casey Collier, Jalyn Holcomb, and Blythe Pearson).
- Shelton is seeing her first action in the Purple and Gold after sitting out 2018-19 due to transfer rules after her move from Butler. She was named to the Big East All-Freshman Team in 2016-17.
- Harrison was deemed immediately eligible after sitting out last season at Kentucky. In 2017-18. She was named a SEC Freshman of the Week and played all 32 games for the Wildcats.
- Deason was named to the ASUN All-Freshman Team. Deason finished the season second among all freshmen in the conference in scoring at 7.2 points per game and lead all freshmen in rebounding (4.6) and three-point percentage (.310).
- Clark led Lipscomb with 11.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. She was the only Lady Bisons to average in double-figures.
- Short was a one-time ASUN Player of the week last season, while Rosenbaum was twice named the ASUN Freshman of the Week.