Dolphins fall to hot-shooting Lipscomb, 101-78

Feb. 11, 2006

Final Stats

NASHVILE, Tenn. - It was snowing outside Allen Arena, but it was raining threes inside as Lipscomb hit 13 3-pointers in handing the Jacksonville men's basketball a 101-78 loss on Saturday in Atlantic Sun Conference play.

James Poindexter led the outside barrage for the Bisons (16-8, 12-4 A-Sun), scoring 21 of his game-high 32 points in the first half. Poindexter hit seven 3-pointers in the game, with four coming in the first five minutes of the game.

Jacksonville (1-23, 1-15 A-Sun) dropped its 21st straight game despite Aubrey Conerly leading for Dolphins in double figures with 19.

"They came out and shot the ball well early and we never really recovered," said JU head coach Cliff Warren. "You can't let a team like that get going early and we never were able to get back in the game."

The Bisons hit seven 3-pointers in the first half while racking up 51 points, taking a 51-34 lead into the locker room at halftime, courtesy of 56 percent shooting in the half.

Jacksonville was plagued in the first half by nine turnovers and only hitting 44 percent of its shots in the half.

The two teams were close early before Lipscomb blew the game open, turning a 16-14 lead into a 39-19 lead over a six minute stretch midway through the first half. JU got as close as 15 in the half, but trailed by 18 at the intermission.

Lipscomb opened the second half quickly, going on a 23-9 run in the first five minutes of the half to push the lead to 31 and seal the game.

Jacksonville cut the lead to 22 late in the game, but was never able to get any closer.

Lipscomb also got 20 points from Brian Fisk, with 14 coming in the second half. Tery Williams and Shaun Durant added 10 points apiece for the Bisons.

Evan Jefferson came off the bench with 13 points, hitting two 3-pointers in the process, for JU. The dolphins also got 13 points and eight rebounds from Mario Brown while Antonio Cool tallied 11.

The Dolphins are back in action again on Friday as the start a three-game homestand to close out the regular season, facing Mercer in the A-Sun "Game of the Week" at Swisher Gymnasium. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.