SATURDAY, JANUARY 07, 2006
Lipscomb uses second half run to top Jacksonville, 75-67

Jan. 7, 2006

Final Stats

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Lipscomb used 31 points from Brian Fisk and a 17-2 run midway through the second half to top the Jacksonville men's basketball team, 75-67, at Swisher Gymnasium on Saturday.

Fisk's 31 points led all scorers as he hit 10-of-19 from the floor and 3-of-8 from 3-point land. He also dished out four assists while Eddie Ard added 16 and Michael Lusk chipped in with 11 in the win.

Jacksonville (1-11, 1-4 A-Sun) saw its losing streak extend to nine, despite four players scoring in double figures. Antonio Cool led JU with 17 points, with Mario Brown adding 12, Marcus Allen with 11 points and seven rebounds off the bench.

Aubrey Conerly scored 10 points and dished out eight assists in the loss.

"We played a solid first half," said JU head coach Cliff Warren. "We came out and took the lead early in the second half and then we forgot what got us the lead. We took some bad shots, gave up some easy baskets and turned the ball over and Lipscomb took advantage."

The game was tale of two halves for the Dolphins. Jacksonville shot 52 percent in the first half and just 32 percent in the second. Jacksonville got out rebounded 21-13 and was outscored in the paint 14-2 in the second half.

Lipscomb took advantage of every opportunity JU gave them. The Bisons shot 54.3 percent for the game and hit seven 3-poitners. The Bisons also cashed in 18 JU turnovers into 15 points.

After falling behind by as many as nine in the first half, the dolphins scored the last four points of the first half, capped by a steal and layup by Conerly to trail by just one, 38-37, at the half.

The Dolphins came out and started the second half like they finished the first. JU executed on offense and took a 44-42 lead on a 3-pointer by Marcus Allen with 18:36 to go in the game.

Lipscomb took control from there, holding the Dolphins to just four points over the next nine minutes to take an 11-point lead, 59-48.

Jacksonville made one last run, cutting the lead to six with 6:47 left on a three-point play by Allen. Lipscomb answered right back with eight unanswered to push the lead to 14 and seal the game.

The Dolphins are back in action at home on Monday as they wrap up their two-game homestand against Belmont. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.