Nov. 12, 2005
Lipscomb's Lady Bisons flexed their collective scoring muscles with a 77-34 exhibition win over Spalding Saturday afternoon at Allen Arena.
"We got to work on a lot of things," said Lipscomb Coach Frank Bennett. "We got to change some defenses. Hopefully, we built a little confidence getting used to game conditions. Games are always a little different than practice. You and simulate everything in practice."
All 13 Lady Bisons played in the exhibition game, the final regular season tune-up. Twelve players scored at least two points.
"With the way injuries are you never know what is going to happen," said Bennett. "You have to have a lot of people ready to play. It's good for them to learn from the game situations as we go over them the next couple of days in practice."
Jillian Partin came close to a double-double with a game-high 11 rebounds and nine points.
Pate blocked six shots.
"I was real pleased with our unselfishness," said Bennett. "We were looking for each other. The first half we were dribbling too much. It was more of an individual effort. But in the second half there was better team play, especially better team defense."
No one played less than 10 minutes for the Lady Bisons who held a 43-18 lead at halftime.
"We are trying to build some quality depth," said Bennett. "We are trying to get where we don't waste possessions by taking a bad shot, making an unforced turnover or giving up something easy to an opponent on defense instead of making them earn it. We want to keep intense pressure for 40 minutes. We want to keep an offensive tempo every possession."