Lipscomb women’s basketball team falls to Eastern Illinois without Harrison and Shelton

Lipscomb women’s basketball team falls to Eastern Illinois without Harrison and Shelton

Coming off two straight losses during the ASUN-MAAC challenge last weekend, Lipscomb was looking to bounce back at home against the Eastern Illinois Panthers Sunday afternoon. Without starting sophomore center Dorie Harrison and starting junior guard Sydney Shelton, the Bisons had quite a challenge.giving their leading scorer, freshman guard Jalyn Holcomb, a supporting cast. Much of the first half was controlled by the Panthers’ disruptive offense in the paint, behind 6’1” sophomore center Abby Wahl’s 12 first-half points. For the Bisons, junior forward Taylor Clark and senior forward Emily Kmec both got into early foul trouble, which aided in EIU’s success down low. “We’ve faced adversity all season, so it’s nothing new,” Lipscomb head coach Lauren Sumski said. “But we need to be smarter. We need to execute better. We can’t turn the ball over 22 times.” The Bisons ended the first half and began the first half on a 24-13 run to cut the Panthers lead to 4, but fouls and turnovers ended the Bisons’ hopes of completing the comeback The Panthers capitalized by scoring 22 points on Lipscomb’s 22 turnovers. Combined the two teams finished with 49 fouls, including 30 in the second half. After her 17 second-half points, sophomore guard Jordyn Hughes finished the day as the leading scorer for Eastern Illinois, and for the Bisons, Holcomb scored 18 points.  “We left young ladies open in transition and they knocked down shots,” Sumski said. For this squad, their focus is on using these non-conference games to grow before conference play begins in January. “We just need to lock in and focus and getting better at finishing possessions,...
Size and experience prove too much for Bisons in their loss to Xavier

Size and experience prove too much for Bisons in their loss to Xavier

For the third consecutive game, the Bisons were on the road and without three of their starters. Senior guard Michael Buckland, sophomore guard Greg Jones, and sophomore guard Jake Wolfe, sat out, leaving a smaller and younger roster to face off against the five upperclassmen starters for the Xavier Musketeers, who were all 6’4” or taller. Saturday afternoon, Lipscomb traveled north to Cincinnati where they fell to No. 25 Xavier 87-62. “We were without three guys that are really key to our team, so I thought we got tired in several instances in both halves and that’s when they went on runs,” Lipscomb head coach Lennie Acuff said. With their speed, the undersized Lipscomb roster was able to disrupt Xavier’s offense for the first ten minutes of the game, but once the Musketeers got into a rhythm in the paint, the Bisons couldn’t find an answer. On both the offense and defense, Lipscomb struggled to get rebounds, allowing Xavier to score 24 second-chance points. “We have to be a little more physical. We need to turn freshman into sophomores and juniors – that would help. They had grown men out there. But we are going to be fine; we just need to keep working.” It was not all bad news for Lipscomb though. Freshman guard KJ Johnson finished with a career-high 25 points and sophomore center Ahsan Asadullah came up just one rebound short of a double-double with 18 points and 9 rebounds.  “I was proud of how hard our guys fought,” Acuff said. “It was a one-point game with eight or nine minutes left in the first half,...
RADIO ALERT: Lipscomb-Xavier game will be streamed live on The Bison

RADIO ALERT: Lipscomb-Xavier game will be streamed live on The Bison

Bison fans worldwide can tune into the Lipscomb-Xavier game on Lipscomb’s online student radio station, The Bison. Spencer Boehme will call play-by-play, while Erika Plunkett will handle color duties. Saturday’s live stream will begin at approximately 10:50 a.m. CT for pregame coverage live from Cintas Arena. The Bison streams several Lipscomb games throughout the year. Upcoming games include the second Battle of the Boulevard on Tuesday night. You can tune in live at thebisonradio.com or on the new iPhone app. Lipscomb is 3-4, while the Musketeers are 6-1 (No. 25...
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.  ...
Campus security prepares for holiday boost in Green Hills-area crime

Campus security prepares for holiday boost in Green Hills-area crime

Just in the past week, there have been ten thefts and two burglaries reported in the Green Hills area. Lipscomb security has stepped up for the holidays knowing the crime rate increases around this time of year. “This has been a pretty good semester for us. We are off to a pretty good start. We want to finish up strong, of course, but so far we have been blessed,” said Lipscomb Security Lt.  Patrick Cameron. There were five burglaries and two motor vehicle theft reports on Lipscomb’s campus within the entire 2018 year, according to the 2019 annual crime report. This has been an increasing number from the years prior but, campus security has done everything they can to secure the campus. “We have tried to, if possible, take lunch or dinner breaks inside the vehicles so we are still out and to have those extra eyes and just to remind everyone that it is that time of year where we do see an uptick in incidents,” said Cameron. “The campus crime rate has not increased but the surrounding areas have. We continue to see, through the weekly reports from Metro, that it’s all around us,” said Cameron. According to Neighborhood Scout, with a crime rate of 52 per one thousand residents, Nashville has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes. From the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One’s chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 19. “We have a good bit of campus secured with cameras and this allows us...
Lipscomb Academy Football to play CPA in Semifinals of TSSAA Playoffs

Lipscomb Academy Football to play CPA in Semifinals of TSSAA Playoffs

It has been quite the journey for Lipscomb Academy as they have gone from not winning more than five games last season to finishing 5-5 and making it to the semifinals of the playoffs. However, it doesn’t get any easier for them as must now face district rival CPA away from home. The Mustangs played the Lions earlier in the season and lost by a score of 28-7. They also had multiple turnovers the last time they faced the Lions, most of them being interceptions. For CPA, they only finished the season with a 4-6 record, but are no easy foe despite that. The four wins that they got were all against district opponents while the losses came to opponents that were outside of the district. While it won’t necessarily be easier for the Mustangs this time around, Dilfer feels good about how much his team has improved since then. He also knows that they are going to have to play some of their best football to come out with a victory. “We are super excited for the challenge ahead of us Friday night vs CPA,” Dilfer said. “They are a really well-coached and a very physical football team. Our boys have gotten better since the last time we played them, but it will take our best ball to come out of The Den with a win.” Both CPA coach Trent Dilfer of Lipscomb Academy and Ingle Martin of CPA are former NFL quarterbacks — the two will once again face off at playoffs. Dilfer played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens, and Seattle Seahawks before finishing off...