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11/5/2011 | Allen Arena, Nashville, Tenn. | Attendance: 1135
Friday, November 04, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With eager anticipation, the Lipscomb women’s basketball team kicks off the 2011-12 slate on Saturday night with a 5 p.m. exhibition tilt against Harding at Allen Arena.
The contest features a battle of the Lady Bisons as both teams share a common moniker.
The 2011-12 Lipscomb squad features a good mix of new and old as the Lady Bisons welcome five freshmen to the fold and return nine players from a year ago. Senior guard Anna Bowers comes back as the top returning scorer after averaging 13.2 points per contest last season. Gone from the team is Jenna Bartsokas, who finished her career with 1,411 points just 27 shy of the school record since moving to Division I.
Lipscomb does return five of the top seven scorers from 2010-11. Led by Bowers (13.2), the Lady Bisons also return junior Hannah Phillips (8.0), senior Brittany Duerk (5.7), senior Leah McAlister (5.5) and sophomore Jess Reece (5.3). Those five accounted for 60.2 percent of the offense last season.
“Harding ‘s played two Division I games already so they’ve got some game experience under their belt,” said Bennett. “They played UMKC (Missouri-Kansas City) a fairly close game so I think it will be a pretty good challenge for us.”
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