The Lady Bisons pulled out another home victory on Sunday night against the Bellarmine Knights. They remained undefeated at home on the young season, led by a career-high 28 point performance from sophomore guard Jaylyn Holcomb.
Though the first matchup saw an even performances across the lineup from the Bisons on Saturday afternoon, with all five starters scoring in double figures, Sunday night saw Holcomb come away with everything on the floor. The 5’9″ sophomore from Murfreesboro shot a steller 11-15 (73%) from the floor.
The beginning of the game started right where the Lady Bisons left off their previous performance with threes coming all around. On the opponent’s side, things got off to a rough start as the Knights only put up 10 points in the first quarter, six of which came from senior guard Tasia Jeffries. After one quarter, Lipscomb led 21-10.
However, the 2nd quarter saw a scoring drought for the Lady Bisons who missed all their three-point attempts. Seemingly trading places, Bellarmine shot 4-5 from the beyond the arc late in the 2nd quarter and went on a 17-8 run cutting the Lipscomb lead from 13 to just 5 with only 59 seconds remaining in the second quarter. Going into halftime though Lipscomb still held the lead 33-28.
The two teams came out of halftime at seemingly the same clip. Lipscomb shooting 7-14 from the field 2-5 from three, and Bellarmine 8-15 from the field and 2-5 from three. Knights would get within one possession of the Bisons, but a three point deficit would be as close as they could get, as they were never able to tie or take the lead.
With late layups and free throws coming from freshman guard Jordan Peete and senior forward Taylor Clark, the Lady Bisons kept their home record perfect and brought their ASUN record even at 2-2.
The 65-58 win over the Bellarmine moved the Knights to 0-7 on the season, and 0-4 in the ASUN.
With the series sweep, Lipscomb moves into 3rd overall in the early conference rankings behind Liberty (1st, 4-0) and North Alabama (2nd, 2-0).
The Lady Bisons are off this coming weekend and the next time you see them will be in Fort Myers, Florida to take on Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, who have not yet opened their conference slate due to COVID-19 issues within the program. That weekend series can be watched on ESPN+ starting on Saturday, January 23rd at 1:00 pm (CST).