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Lipscomb extends win streak to six with 61-44 win over Kennesaw State

Sunday, February 22, 2009

KENNESAW, GA. – After six games on five different days of the week in a two week period, the Lipscomb University Bisons were ready to conclude their road schedule Sunday afternoon in Kennesaw, Ga.

The Bisons defeated Kennesaw State 61-44 with the support of 37 points off the bench in a sloppy game.

Lipscomb turned the ball over 20 times but easily walked away with the victory when Kennesaw, the cellar team in the A-Sun, shot an ice-cold 25.7 percent from the field.

Lipscomb took a 17-8 lead with 9:35 left in the first after back-to-back 3-pointers by Michael Teller and Jordan Burgason.

Kennesaw’s Mirza Medinic nailed a jumper in the paint on the next possession.  It was the last field goal of the first half for the Owls.  They missed 16 attempts before Jonathan Whipple connected on a layup a minute and a half into the second period.

Lipscomb was up 27-14 at the intermission.

Burgason, who was 3-of-4 from beyond the arc and finished with 13 points, drained a three with 12:48 left to put the Bisons up 38-22.  Michael Lusk added a layup to give Lipscomb an 18-point lead, their largest of the game, with 11:14 on the clock.

Kennesaw State whittled Lipscomb’s lead down to 12 with 5:16 remaining.  Kurtis Woods scored 10 of his team high 13 points in the second half as the Owls tried to close the gap.

The Bisons used a 6-0 run over a minute to go back up 18 with 3:47 left.

Adnan Hodzic and Brandon Brown each posted double-doubles for Lipscomb.  Hodzic finished with a game-high 15 points and 10 rebounds.  Brown posted 12 points and 10 boards.

Lipscomb held a 54-33 rebounding advantage.

Lipscomb finished shooting 21-of-48 (43.8 percent) from the field and 5-of-13 (38.5 percent) from the 3-point line.

The Bisons were 14-of-24 (58.3 percent) from the free throw line. 

Kennesaw was 4-of-27 (14.8 percent) from downtown.  The Owls were 4-of-9 from the charity line.

Lipscomb improves to 14-13, 10-8 in the A-Sun while extending its winning streak to six games.  Kennesaw State falls to 7-20, 3-15 in the A-Sun.

Lipscomb returns to Allen Arena this weekend for their final two regular season games.  Lipscomb faces Jacksonville at approximately 8:15 p.m. Thursday evening as part of a doubleheader with the Lady Bisons.

Jonathan Seamon and Benjamin Seamon will be on the call for the Lipscomb Sports Network.  Free online audio streaming is available at

Article by Trevor Garrett of the Lipscomb Athletic Office of Media Relations.