Women's Basketball Recaps: December 29
Lipscomb 60, Alabama A&M 50
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In its final non-conference game of the season, the Alabama A&M University women's basketball team fell to Lipscomb University, 50-66, on the road in Nashville, Tenn.
Leading the Lady Bulldogs was Nigeria Jones who finished with 12 points and two steals, while Natalie Collins and Ashlyn Dotson each added seven points. Aubriana Bonner led the team in rebounds with eight followed by Tierra Dark's seven boards. The Lady Bisons were led by Loren Cagle who had 14 points and 17 rebounds.
In the first quarter, Lipscomb started the game off leading, but the Lady Bulldogs were able to keep up with the Lady Bisons not allowing them to go up more than six points. Down by six with 1:26 on the clock, a jumper from Dark and a three-pointer from Collins cut Lipscomb's lead to one, 16-15. This was the closest the Lady Bulldogs (5-6) were able to get in the first half as the Lady Bisons extended their lead in the second quarter by 13, 37-24, heading into locker room.
After Lipscomb made it 40-26 in the third quarter, the Lady Bulldogs rallied to get it to 11 points on a three-pointer from Jones. Alabama A&M would continue to battle, but it wasn't enough as Lipscomb's offense dominated in the fourth quarter to secure the victory.
Courtesy: Alabama A&M Sports Information
Louisiana Tech 87, Alcorn State 50
RUSTON, La. - Alcorn State dropped an 87-50 contest at Louisiana Tech Friday night during its final non-conference tilt of the season.
Cloe Lane had a standout effort for the Lady Braves with a game-high 24 points to go with five steals and four rebounds. Tia Sanders added 10 points, but shot just 3-of-13 from the field. Alexus Freeman chipped in seven points, three assists and three steals. Jamaysha Bernard corralled a team-high seven rebounds.
Five Lady Techsters scored in double-figures, with Kierra Anthony and Zhanae Whitney leading with 14 points each. Anthony also made five steals, and Whitney notched a double-double with 10 rebounds.
A forgettable first quarter put Alcorn State (4-7) behind the eight-ball early on, as Louisiana Tech scored the game's first 12 points en route to a 28-6 advantage at the end of one. With the Lady Braves unable to get going offensively -- Alcorn shot 8-of-27 from the field in the first half, while the Lady Techsters enjoyed a 61.3 percent (19-of-31) shooting clip from the floor over that same timeframe -- they were unable to threaten Louisiana Tech's lead as the contest progressed.
Alcorn shot 31.4 percent for the game and committed 27 giveaways.