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Carrigan, Woods lead Lady Bisons against ETSU

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Jan. 4, 2007

Final Stats

Lipscomb's Lady Bisons resumed Atlantic Sun play against ETSU, one of the toughest teams in the conference.

Already thin inside with Miriam McAlister on the sidelines, center Penny Jones was out for much of the first half and the early part of the second after having her nose bloodied.

In the first half ETSU outscored the Lady Bisons 20-6 in the paint, setting the stage for a 71-51 loss Thursday night at the Memorial Center in Johnson City.

The Lady Bisons went into the dressing room at the half trailing 39-27.

ETSU continued to build on its lead in the second half. But with 6:01 left to play the Lady Bisons completed one last run to cut the lead to 10 at 54-44.

But ETSU once again regained the momentum going on an 11-1 run from 4:37 to 1:34 to seal the win.

The Lady Bisons shot 31.6 percent from the field, hitting 18 of 57 shots. They hit five of 21 tries from 3-point range, a 23.8 percent success rate. They hit 10 out of 20 shots from the free throw line, a 50 percent rate.

Dana Carrigan and Catie Woods each scored 14 points for the Lady Bisons, a game high. Both players also made three steals.

Carrigan hit 6 of 18 shots from the field, one of eight from 3-point range. She made one-of-one from the free throw line.

Woods was 5-of-14 from the field, including three of seven from 3-point range. She was also one-of-one from the free throw line.

Carrigan and Julie Martin each grabbed six rebounds to lead the Lady Bisons on the boards.

ETSU made 24of-72 field goal attempts, 33.3 percent. ETSU was five-of-17 from the 3-point line and 18-of-20 from the free throw line.

Michelle DeVault led ETSU with 13 points. Siarre Evans added 12. Jenny Norman scored 11.

Michelle Akers grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds as ETSU held a 59-33 edge on the boards.

The Lady Bisons, 3-10 overall, 1-2 in the A-Sun have little time to dwell on the loss. They will be at Kennesaw State Saturday afternoon to close out the brief road trip.

ETSU is 7-6 overall, 2-1 in the A-Sun,