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Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Lipscomb forward Cameron Robinson scored 16 points and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds for his second consecutive double-double Saturday night in an 86-62 victory over Fisk University at Allen Arena.
"Cameron has really elevated his game this year," said Lipscomb coach Scott Sanderson. "Back-to-back doubles for him is outstanding."
The Bisons overcame a full-court press and relentless defense from Fisk to post their second victory in a row.
Both teams swapped leads in the first half with Fisk last leading in the game at 28-26 with 4:53 left. The Bisons then went on an 11-1 run to close out the half and take a 37-29 lead.
Fisk pulled within six points at 39-33 on a pair of free throws by Cedric Thomas with 18:54 left to play. That was as close as the game would be the rest of the way.
"We had some trouble early on, but we settled into our offense and took control of the game," said Sanderson.
The Bisons shot a sizzling 58.3 percent in the second half, including a seven-for-12 effort from 3-point range to pull ahead to stay. The Bisons opened a 22-point lead at 74-52 on a 3-point shot by Matt Jarboe at 6:39. They led by 20 or more points on five more occasions.
In addition to Robinson, four more Bisons finished the game in double figures in scoring. James Poindexter scored a game-high 19 points followed by Jason Guyette with 14, Shaun Durant with 13 and Jarboe with 12.
Brandon Hartwell was credited with a game-high nine assists.
The Bisons held a 53-22 rebounding edge.The total was one short of the record of 54 set against Weber State on Nov. 30, 2000.
"I'm really proud of our rebounding," Sanderson said. "We really attacked the boards. Any coach would be happy with a 53-22 edge."
The Bisons, 2-1, play their first Atlantic Sun Conference game Saturday at 2 p.m. at Troy University . Fisk fell to 1-1 with the loss.
"We've started out the season well at 2-1," Sanderson said. "I hope we can build on that and just take it one game at a time."
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