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Lipscomb tops Govs 68-59

Posted on 14 December 2014 by Allen


Behind an 18-point, second-half effort from sophomore Brett Wishon, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team was able to fight off a determined Austin Peay squad 68-59 on Saturday afternoon at the Winfred Dunn Center in Clarksville.

The Concord, N.C. native was lethal from deep hitting 7-of-12 from beyond the arc for a career-high, 21 points. Six of the treys came in the second half to propel the Bisons (4-5) to the victory.

“Brett was 7-for-12 from three while the rest of the team was 1-for-15,” said Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander. “He made some timely threes while they were making their run and had a lot of momentum. He stepped up and made some really big shots.”

Free throws were also a huge part of the win for the Purple and Gold as well, as the Bisons hit 24-of-30 for a season-high 80 percent from the charity stripe. The Governors (2-7) hit just 22-of-36 from the line.

“Just getting off to a good start got the monkey off our back at the free-throw line,” said Alexander. “That was critical. It was a game where we both shot a lot of free throws and us making a high percentage was very important.”

Senior forward Malcolm Smith was a big part of that free-throw shooting hitting 5-of-6 to finish in double figures with 11 total points. Sophomore guard Josh Williams also finished in double figures with a 10-point night making 4-of-4 from the line.

“We played through a lot of adversity tonight,” said Alexander. “We had a couple of guys go down with injuries in the second half and we had a ton of foul trouble. It was really good to get a win and we’ll take wins when we can get them but we still have a lot of improvement to do.”

APSU’s Ed Dyson led the Governors by matching Wishon with a 21-point effort.

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