Lipscomb came up with a crosstown split when they battled two local rivals in three nights, finishing off the homestand with a 61-45 victory over Trevecca Tuesday.

It was some consolation for the Bisons who fell, 81-71, to Belmont Saturday night.

Ahsan Asadullah and KJ Johnson combined for 45 points, 16 rebounds, six assists and three steals in the Belmont game, the only “Battle of the Boulevard” game this season.  

While the Belmont game was nip-and-tuck, Lipscomb started hot against Trevecca.

The Bisons took the lead, 13-5 in the first 14 minutes of the game.

The Trojans battled to keep it close, but after a three-pointer from Carson Carry, and free throws from Johnson and Asadullah there was no stopping the Bisons.

The lead continued to grow throughout the first half, ending the half with a 31-21 advantage, even after coach Lennie Acuff used virtually the whole bench in the period.

Early in the second half, the Trojans got within six points of the Bisons. The Bisons pulled back ahead in a 7-0 scoring streak, gaining a 13-point advantage over the Trojans.

The Bisons maintained that lead for a entirety of the game including several hot shooting streaks from KJ Johnson and Jake Wolfe.

The Bisons finished the two-game home stand with their rivals with the season’s second-lowest shooting percentage, 37.5, against Trevecca.

The 3-5 Bisons will play CROWLEY’S RIDGE at 7 p.m. Monday, December 21,  at Allen Arena. It will be streamed on ESPN+.

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