The Lady Bisons put on a 3-point shooting clinic in their 21-point win over the University of North Florida Ospreys Saturday afternoon in Allen Arena.
The Bisons came out of the gate firing threes hitting two on back-to-back possessions. Later in the quarter they hit threes in three consecutive possessions. Lipscomb shot 77 percent from three in the first half.
With their shooting efforts, the Bisons won their second game against UNF 78 – 57.
Emily Kmec led the Bisons in scoring, hitting five of six 3-point attempts. She finished with 15 points.
UNF did not have the same success shooting. The Ospreys went zero for three to start the game and continued to struggle from the field shooting 38 percent on the day. The team shot 22 percent from behind the arc, going four for 18.
Lipscomb ended the first quarter with a 29 – 18 lead. Loren Cagle finished the first quarter with 10 points and three assists. Last time these two teams met, Cagle had a career high 31 points.
Cagle leads the conference in points per game (17.5 ppg). On the opposing side, Keonna Farmer is second to Cagle in points per game (17.3). Farmer was a non-factor offensively scoring only five points, while Cagle put in 14.
Cagle nearly had a double-double on the day. She totaled double-digits in the scoring column and dished out nine assists.
Turnovers plagued UNF in the first half. The Ospreys turned the ball over eleven times resulting in 13 points for the Bisons. UNF had 19 turnovers total, and Lipscomb only had four.
Lipscomb shared the ball successfully in the first half with 11 assists. Five of those assists came from the senior point guard Cagle.
Lipscomb held a substantial lead in the first half and never trailed. Kaylee Cotton beat the buzzer to end the first half. This extended the lead to twenty going into the locker-room up 49 – 29.
Turnovers continued to be a problem for the Ospreys in the second half as UNF turned it over eight more times.
Ty Purifoy was one of the few constants of success for UNF. She ran the offense from the point nearly the whole game and committed only two of the teams nineteen turnovers. She finished with 10 points and three assists.
The Bisons never trailed in the game. They led by as much as 36 points in the second half.
The fourth quarter was lackluster for Lipscomb, shooting only fifteen percent from the field. UNF outscored Lipiscomb 21 – 6 in those last ten minutes. But the late effort wasn’t enough to cut into the Bisons’ large lead.
This win marks Lipscomb’s fourth win in their last five games.
The Bisons face Jacksonville Monday night at 6:30 in Allen Arena.
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