|February 01, 2020||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||STET||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.375 (18-48)||.216 (11-51)|
|3P FG Percentage||.118 (2-17)||.192 (5-26)|
|FT Percentage||.417 (10-24)||.538 (7-13)|
COLLIER - 7
Tonysha Curry - 1
Jon'Nita Henry - 1
Kimia Carter - 1
Jamiya Turner - 1
Robertson - 1
Kendall Lentz - 1
CLARK - 2
COLLIER - 2
DEASON - 1
NASHVILLE -The ball wasn’t falling for the Lipscomb women’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon as the Lady Bisons fell 48-34 against Stetson in Allen Arena.
Lipscomb shot just 22 percent from the field in the loss despite holding Stetson to 37 percent shooting.
“Going into every ballgame, one of our goals is to hold opponents to 55 points and force them to shoot 37 percent or below. We did that. We also want to hold them to 28 percent or below from three, and we did that as well. We put them at the free throw line way too much, but they really didn’t even convert on those opportunities,” Lipscomb women’s basketball head coach Lauren Sumski said. “So if I look at the stats, I think this is an automatic win for us.
“But it was one of those games where we couldn’t throw a rock in the ocean. We missed layups, we missed wide-open shots that were just uncanny for us. I think that we let offense dictate way too much. If you told me that we would hold a team under 50, the last thing I’d think is we would score under 40.”
Stetson went on an 8-0 run inside of a minute in the second quarter, that stretched out to 14-0 into the beginning of the second half that put the game out of reach for Lipscomb.
“Most importantly right now we need to rest up,” Sumski said. “We’ve been playing short on numbers all year long. Tonight was the first night I thought we just looked gassed.”
Junior Taylor Clark led the team in scoring with nine points and added two steals on defense.
Freshman Casey Collier tied for the team lead with seven rebounds, led the team outright with three assists, and added two steals.
Senior Carleigh Short had six points on two three-pointers to go with four rebounds, while fellow senior Emily Kmec tied for the team lead with seven rebounds.
Lipscomb falls to 5-17 (2-7) with the loss, while Stetson improves to 9-12 (3-5).
“The major different from when we beat them on the road earlier this season was confidence,” Sumski said. “We changed some things defensively and made some wrinkles and adjustments, but I thought they struggled the entire game. We just struggled significantly more.”
- Kimia Carter led the Hatters with 14 points, while Day’Neshia Banks had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
- Sophomore Kailey Rosenbaum returned from injury to make her first appearance on the season.
- The Hatters shot 10-24 from the free throw line and 2-17 from the three-point arc. Lipscomb was 7-13 and 5-26, respectively.
- Seven Lady Bisons played double-digit minutes. Collier logged the most with 34 minutes played.
- Stetson out-rebounded Lipscomb 44-34, but the Lady Bisons had a 7-4 assists advantage.
UP NEXT: Lipscomb will have a week off before their next game when they travel to Kennesaw State on Feb. 8 for a 1 p.m. tip.
“Going into Kennesaw, the big thing for us is moving on from the last game,” Susmki said. “Last time we played them, we had a 10-point lead in the fourth and then their post player went absolutely bananas on us. We realized that we made some mistakes in our post defense. So, we just need time to work on those things.
“For us, it’s the same three things every single game: are we going to defend, are we going to rebound, and are we going to take care of the ball.”