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Lady Bisons ready for some holiday work

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Dec. 3, 2005

Box Score

The Lady Bisons have shown flashes of promise both individually and as a team, but they are still looking for their first victory of the season.

Saturday afternoon the Lady Bisons lost an Atlantic Sun Conference game on the road in Johnson City, Tenn., falling 74-50 to East Tennessee State at the Memorial Center.

ETSU guard Adaeze Azubuike got the first points of the game. The Lady Bisons never got the lead, trailing 30-19 at intermission.

In the second half ETSU continued their offensive attack leading by as many as 26 points on several occasions.

Every healthy player was used in the game by Lipscomb coach Frank Bennett. Freshman forward Jillian Partin was the only Lipscomb player in double figures with 10. Freshman guard Miriam McAlister led the Lady Bisons in rebounds with five.

The Lady Bisons shot 42.9 percent from the field, including a sizzling 61.1 percent in the second half.

Four ETSU players finished in double figures. Guard B.J. Banjo scored a game-high 19 points. Guard Michelle Devault added 12, Forward Jenny Norman and Azubuike each chipped in with 11. Forward Candace Gibson led on the boards with a game-high 10 rebounds.

ETSU shot 45.6 percent from the field.

The Lady Bisons are 0-6, 0-2 in the A-Sun. ETSU is 4-1, 2-0 in the conference.