Lipscomb nailed a season-high of threes and shot 51.4 percent from the floor tonight, defeating the Crowley’s Ridge Patriots, 97-60.
It was a game full of season highs, college-career debuts and first-time starters for the Bisons.
Freshman guard Will Pruitt and freshman forward Luke Howard made their collegiate debuts tonight.
Pruitt finished the game with eight points, six rebounds, and four assists. Howard with five points and eight rebounds.
Freshman forward Ed Eubanks scored on a drive, making those the first points of his career. Sophomore guard Carson Cary made his first-career start and score 13 points. And freshman guard Tommy Murr scored a career-high 12 points.
From the moment the Bisons came out the gate, they hit — starting the first half with an 8-0 run completed by Cary, senior forward Parker Hazen and senior guard Romeao Ferguson.
The Bisons finished the first half with a score of 50-27.
Early into the second half, Cary stole one from the Pioneers and slammed it in for the Bisons, then Hazen swatted the ball again from the Pioneers, Cary retrieved it and passed it to Ferguson, scoring again for the Bisons.
A little later into the second half, freshman guard Tanner Shulman hit a three for the Bisons and pushed their lead to the highest of the night, 72-39.
The Bisons will host Freed-Hardeman on Dec. 29, then conference play will begin on Jan 1.