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Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Four Lady Bisons finished in double figures in an 84-66 Atlantic Sun victory over Jacksonville Thursday night at Allen Arena.
In the first half the Lady Bisons shot a sizzling 66.7 percent from the floor, hitting 16-of-24 shots. They finished with 56.9 percent shooting from the field for the game, the highest total of the year.
"They kept playing hard and coming back at us," said Lipscomb coach Frank Bennett. "They are quicker than us on the perimeter. They put some pressure on. Whenever it would get close we would open it back open to a 20-point game."
The Lady Bisons held a 47-28 halftime lead.
The victory extended the Lady Bisons homecourt winning streak to 11 games. However, one streak ended as Courtney Boynton hit only one-of-two shots from the free throw line, ending her A-Sun consecutive free throw streak at 39 straight.
"We didn't expect that streak to last all year," Bennett said.
Boynton was six-of-10 from the field and two-of-three from the 3-point line. She tied with Penny Jones for the team scoring lead with 15 points. Lynn Roller was perfect from the field (three-of-three from the field, one-of-one from 3-point range and four-of-four from the free throw line to finish with 11 points. Dana Carrigan chipped in with 10.
"That many players scoring in double figures is something we haven't had a lot of this year," Bennett said. "We have had a lot of people with six, seven or eight. With teams keying on Courtney she has had good patience and taken good shots and kept a high shooting percentage."
Jacksonville also placed four players in double figures with Ashley Stinson scoring a game high 18 followed by Rebecca Montz with 13, Nakina Alford with 11 and Sheena Carpenter with 10.
The Lady Bisons held a 37-28 rebounding edge with Katie Beth Pate grabbing a team-leading eight and Jones chipping in with seven.
"We are not as consistent as we want to be," Bennett said. "We still have a lot of young players that are trying to learn reads. We have to get used to the feeds and the reads we need to make to make some shots for Courtney and our post players."
Lipscomb leads the Atlantic Sun Conference with a 7-1 record, 10-4 overall.
Jacksonville is 0-6 in the conference, 3-10 overall.