|December 01, 2109||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||EIU||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.400 (20-50)||.321 (17-53)|
|3P FG Percentage||.333 (5-15)||.208 (5-24)|
|FT Percentage||.750 (21-28)||.739 (17-23)|
Steele - 3
COLLIER - 2
SHORT - 1
HAMMACK - 1
HOLCOMB - 1
COLLIER - 1
COLLIER - 1
NASHVILLE - The Lipscomb women’s basketball team dropped a home matchup with Eastern Illinois on Sunday afternoon as the Lady Bisons fell 66-56 in Allen Arena.
Lipscomb won the middle two quarters, but could not overcome the lead they gave up in the first period.
A late rally in the fourth brought the Purple and Gold deficit back down to single digits, but the Panthers were able to build their lead back up to 10 before the final buzzer.
"We've faced adversity all season, so it's nothing new, but we have to be smarter and do a better job executing," Lipscomb women's basketball head coach Lauren Sumski said.
"We can't turn the ball over 22 times no matter what. We work too hard to defend to give away easy ones."
Freshman Jalyn Holcomb paced the Lady Bisons with 18 points, including a nine-point third quarter that cut the EIU lead down to five points. She also snagged five rebounds.
"Jalyn's just a really tough kid who comes from a tough program, and she just has a will and desire to get better," Sumski said.
"She works really hard, but I also have to say that about all of our kids right now. They're working really hard. We just need to lock in and focus on finishing possesions, finishing quarters, and finishing games."
Junior Taylor Clark added 10 points and four rebounds in just 14 minutes after having to sit due to foul trouble in the second half.
Senior Emily Kmec notched six points and brought down a season-high eight rebounds.
Sophomore Keely Morrow corralled a team-best and career-high 10 rebounds and added five points.
"Anytme you have any program changes or things that are new you just have to make sure they know we're getting better every day," Sumski said.
"We're getting a lot better in a lot of areas, but we're kind of making some mental mistakes in others. We're excited for when it's going to all come together at the same time."
- Jordyn Hughes paced Eastern Illinois with 24 points off the bench. Abby Wahl added 16.
- Seven Lady Bisons that entered the game played at least 14 minutes. Sophomore Jane Deason logged the most with 38 minutes played.
- Lipscomb out-rebounded EIU 37-36, but the Panthers dished out 10 assists to Lipscomb’s seven.
- Freshman Blythe Pearson and sophomore Taylor Hammack saw their first action of the season.
- Kmec and freshman Casey Collier each notched one block and one steal on defense.
UP NEXT: Lipscomb will head to Middle Tennessee to take on the Blue Raiders on Wednesday at 11 a.m.
"We're excited," Sumski said. "Anytime we can play near home in Middle Tennessee, it means something."