|November 15, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||NKU||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.431 (25-58)||.442 (23-52)|
|3P FG Percentage||.269 (7-26)||.333 (6-18)|
|FT Percentage||.857 (12-14)||.826 (19-23)|
Coffey - 3
MORROW - 1
HOLCOMB - 1
COLLIER - 1
NASHVILLE - It was a thriller in Allena Arena on Friday night as the Lipscomb women’s basketball team came away with a last-second 71-69 victory in the 2019-20 home opener that also doubled as head coach Lauren Sumski’s first win in the Purple and Gold.
It was back and forth for most of the night, but especially so in the fourth quarter where the Lady Bisons stepped up with a number of clutch moments.
Senior Carleigh Short buried a game-tying three with 12.8 seconds left, while redshirt-sophomore Dorie Harrison drained a pair of free throws to win the game with just a few tics remaining.
Following a slow start, Lipscomb blitzed NKU in the second quarter to take a 37-35 lead into the break. After halftime, the third and fourth quarters saw the two teams trading the lead.
Freshman Casey Collier led the team in scoring with 17 points off the bench. She shot 5-12 from the field and 6-7 from the free throw line and added five rebounds.
Short notched 13 points on 4-7 shooting from the field and 4-5 from the line.
Junior Taylor Clark nearly earned a double-double with 11 points and a game-high seven rebounds.
Redshirt-junior Sydney Shelton added 11 points, including a 3-6 mark from three-point range.
Lipscomb improves to 1-2 on the year, while the Norse fall to 0-3.
- Molly Glick paced NKU with 22 points on 7-14 shooting. Carissa Garcia added 11.
- All nine Lady Bisons that entered the game played at least 12 minutes. Collier led the way with 34 minutes played.
- This was Lipscomb’s first win in seven tries versus Northern Kentucky.
- Lipscomb shot a blistering 19-23 from the free throw line.
- NKU out-rebounded Lipscomb 34-27, and dished out 11 assists to Lipscomb’s five.
- Clark led Lipscomb with two assists
- Harrison notched the team’s only block. Collier, Short, sophomore Keely Morrow, and freshman Jalyn Holcomb each nabbed a steal.
UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will be back in Allen Arena on Tuesday for a 6:30 p.m. matchup with Murray State.