Lipscomb’s Lady Bisons (3-15) lost their fifth game in a row 91-66 to the Stetson Hatters (14-4) Monday night in Allen Arena.
The Lady Bisons have now lost 12 of their last 14 games.
After trailing 48-26 at halftime, Lipscomb outscored Stetson by 10 in the 3rd quarter to cut the lead to 12. However, that was the closest the team would get in the second half as Stetson would out-score Lipscomb 29-16 in the 4th quarter.
“We played great in the 3rd quarter, but defensively the 4th quarter killed us,” Head Coach Greg Brown said. “I applaud our team’s effort, but our execution has to be a whole lot better defensively.”
For Lipscomb, junior guard Loren Cagle was the lone highlight as she flirted with a triple-double. She finished with nine points, eight rebounds and 11 assists.
“Loren really filled up the stat sheet for our team, and she provided a much needed spark for our team,” Brown noted.
This isn’t the first time the Lady Bisons have lost by a lot. They are ranked 343 out of 345 teams with a -22.9 scoring margin.
Stetson was led by guard Brianti Saunders, as she led all players with 24 points.
This wasn’t Saunders first successful game against Lipscomb. In her eight career games against Lipscomb, she averaged 23.7 points per game, including three 30-point games.
Stetson’s forward, Sarah Sagerer, had a huge impact on the game by blocking shot after shot. She came into the game as the 7th best shot blocker in the nation, and her four blocks against the Lady Bisons moved her up to 5th in the nation.
Forwards Alex Banks and Loshaveon Jones led Lipscomb with 11 points each.
The Lady Bisons are back on the court Saturday January 21st in Jacksonville, Florida against North Florida (8-10) at 12 p.m. The game will be available for streaming on ESPN3.
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