Bisons Basketball enter finals with 96-72 win over Trececca Trojans

Bisons Basketball enter finals with 96-72 win over Trececca Trojans

After a rocky first half, the Bisons turned things around in the second half — taking a solid win over the Trevecca Trojans 96-72.  This is the team’s first home win since the home opener against Rhodes on November 5th.  Last week after the Bisons’ loss, Coach Acuff said, “I promise you, we get to January, we’re gonna be a tough battle.”  This win is just one step to that “tough-battle” team coming in January.  Ahsan Asadullah was a star player in tonight’s game. With 21 points, a career-high 8 assists and 6 rebounds. Asadullah shot 11-15 from the field.  KJ Johnson also scored 21 points, 17 of which were in the second half.  Michael Buckland and Greg Jones each shot 15 points as well. The Bisons only shot 50 percent from the field in the first half, allowing the Trojans to gain a 46-44 lead going into the second half.  The Bisons came back ready for battle and shot 68.8 percent from the field. This win improves the Bisons record to 4-6 on the year.  Despite the rough start and a small crowd, due to finals and Christmas break, the Bisons still pulled out a win before they enter their longest stretch of the season without a game. After what is hopefully a confidence-boosting win, the Bisons will return to Allen Arena Dec. 17 against Tennessee Tech at 6:30...
A hard loss for Bisons Basketball in 146th Battle of the Boulevard

A hard loss for Bisons Basketball in 146th Battle of the Boulevard

The Bisons took another hard loss to the Bruins in the second installment of the Battle of the Boulevard this season. The final from the Curb Event Center was 80-75. “We’re sitting at 3 in 6 and that’s not where we wanna be,” Head Coach Lennie Acuff said. “But there’s probably not many people at our level playing the schedule we play, and so we just need to keep getting better.” The team won two road games over the last week and a half against Navy and Tennessee Tech, and they also hung in for the majority of the Xavier game, despite being without three of their starters. Michaell Buckland, Jake Wolfe and Greg Jones have sat the bench until tonight, due to injuries suffered in the first matchup against Belmont last month. “It helped getting a couple of guys back tonight that have been out for a couple of weeks,” Coach Acuff said. This, the 146th installment of the Battle of the Boulevard, was a Battle as always. The score stayed tight until the middle of the second half when the Bruins began to knock down shot after shot gaining a 13 point lead on the Bisons. Belmont’s freshman guard Adam Kunkel got on a hot streak shooting and got the Bruins score up to 71-58 on the Bisons with 2:42 left in the second half. “The thing I think he’s gotten better at is, he’s not a catch-and-shoot guy. He’s obviously a really good shooter, but he’s got game, he can put it down… he’s much more athletic than you think.” Coach Acuff said about Adam Kunkel....
PHOTO GALLERY: Fall colors flourish briefly before winter arrives on campus

PHOTO GALLERY: Fall colors flourish briefly before winter arrives on campus

Fall was short-lived on Lipscomb’s campus this year. There only were few days of warm fall colors on the trees before things began to change, with  and more frigid air and crisp wind and even a bit of snow spitting a bit just a few days into autumn. Students headed home on Friday for Thanksgiving Break, but before winter is in full blast, we captured some of the fall colors around campus. Check out Mckenzi Harris’ gallery here.  ...
GALLERY: Lipscomb’s Lady Bisons Basketball beat Northern Kentucky University

GALLERY: Lipscomb’s Lady Bisons Basketball beat Northern Kentucky University

Carleigh Short hit a second chance three with 12.8 seconds on the clock to tie the home opening game ultimately resulting in a 71-69 victory for the Lady Bisons against Northern Kentucky in Head Coach Lauren Sumski’s home debut. “She’s [Carleigh] been a big shot maker her entire career,” said Sumski. “We knew we wanted to get her a look, this was a play we put in earlier that they executed really well so I was really excited for her to knock down that shot.” After Short’s game-tying three, redshirt-sophomore Dorie Harrison sunk a pair of free throws to win the game “We completely trusted Dorie,” said Carleigh Short. “We knew she was gonna hit both of them, so in our minds, we were just saying, ‘nothing long’ because we knew they couldn’t get a layup they had to throw it long and so Dorie stepped up big and got the win for us.” To read the full story by Mckenzi Harris click here.  Offensive gallery by Mckenzi Harris   Defensive Gallery by Riley Hoag....
Lady Bisons basketball win with a pair of free throws and a three

Lady Bisons basketball win with a pair of free throws and a three

Carleigh Short hit a second-chance three with 12.8 seconds on the clock to tie the home-opener and clear the way for a home-debut victory for new women’s basketball coach Lauren Sumski.  “She’s [Carleigh] been a big shot maker her entire career,” said Sumski, after the 71-69 victory over Northern Kentucky. “We knew we wanted to get her a look, this was a play we put in earlier that they executed really well so I was really excited for her to knock down that shot.”  After Short’s game-tying three, redshirt-sophomore Dorie Harrison sunk a pair of free throws to win the game “We completely trusted Dorie,” said Carleigh Short. “We knew she was gonna hit both of them, so in our minds, we were just saying, ‘nothing long’ because we knew they couldn’t get a layup they had to throw it long and so Dorie stepped up big and got the win for us.”  Northern Kentucky led for much of the first quarter, but Lipscomb responded with a second-quarter rally to take the lead into halftime. But in the third and fourth quarters the lead was back and forth changing 11 times during the game, and neither team could get separation until the final whistle.  This was a delayed home-opener, because the previously scheduled game opener against Cincinnati Christian was canceled due to CCU closing its doors.  “We are really excited to have a home opener,” said  Sumski, whose team had an 0-1 record going into the home-opener. “I’m excited for our kids to have the opportunity to play in front of their family and friends and have the opportunity...