|January 27, 2020||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||JU||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.371 (23-62)||.407 (24-59)|
|3P FG Percentage||.333 (7-21)||.174 (4-23)|
|FT Percentage||.769 (20-26)||.750 (12-16)|
NASHVILLE - The Lipscomb women’s basketball team fell 73-64 to Jacksonville in Allen Arena on Monday night.
The teams were back and forth for the first five minutes, but the Dolphins went on an 11-2 run to close the first quarter, building a lead the Lady Bisons were unable to overcome.
“We just have to be better early on and not be a second-half team,” Lipscomb women’s basketball head coach Lauren Sumski said. “It seems like we play with our pants on fire when we’re down, and we have to start doing that for 40 minutes.”
JU forced a 9-0 run in the second to continue building their lead, taking an 11-point lead into the halftime break.
Lipscomb came out of the break with a bounce in their step, with the team’s each notching 19 points in a high-scoring quarter and the Lady Bisons cutting the JU lead to single digits.
“We get ourselves in a hole, and then we try to dig out of this hole,” Sumski said. “Then we have to withstand second and third runs from the other team, and we’re just trying to stay in the ballgame without fouling out. With a young team, we have to do a better job of making those adjustments earlier.”
The Lady Bisons went on a 7-0 run in the final few minutes, but the Dolphins were able to fend off the Purple and Gold to secure the win.
Freshman Jalyn Holcomb paced the team with 18 points and three steals. She hit 5-9 shots, including 3-6 from three-point range, and made all five of her free throws.
“She’s a tough kid,” Sumski said. “She’s a winner that wants to win. We’re thankful to have kids who are all on the same page, who all want to battle, who all want to compete together.”
Junior Taylor Clark added 15 points on 7-11 shooting and tied for the team lead with five rebounds. She also had a steal and a block.
Senior Carleigh Short notched 12 points on 5-11 shooting, six of which came in a hot first quarter. She also had three rebounds, two assists, and two steals.
Lipscomb falls to 5-16 (2-6) with the loss, while JU improves to 12-8 (4-3).
- Four Jacksonville players finished in double-figures: Destiny Marshall (18), Kiara Meeks (16), Jada Perry (14), and Da’Nasia Shaw (13).
- Senior Emily Kmec tied for the team lead with five rebounds and had a team-high two blocks.
- Freshman Casey Collier notched nine points, tied for the team lead with five rebounds, and led the team with four assists.
- Eight Lady Bisons played double-digit minutes and four played 30-plus. Short logged the most with 78 minutes played.
- JU out-rebounded Lipscomb 43-33, and had a 13-7 assist advantage.
UP NEXT: Lipscomb will face off against Stetson on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Allen Arena.
“We have to make sure we get well, rest up a little bit, and come back and know that we have some adjustments to make.”