Senior Tracie Sneed (14 points, 12 boards) and freshman Queen Alford (10 points, 10 boards) each finished with a double-double to pace the Dolphins’ (6-7, 2-0 A-Sun) offense. Junior Stephanie Edwards added 12 points, while freshman Briona Brown finished with 11 points and nine boards.
“This was another good win for us,” JU head coach Jill Dunn said. “We came out strong and didn’t let up. Hopefully, we can continue this momentum this weekend at Florida Gulf Coast and Stetson.”
JU did most of its work inside with 38 points in the paint. JU also won the rebounding battle, 50-34, while recording 11 points on 14 Lady Bison (1-11, 0-2) turnovers.
In the first half, Mallory Charpentier had consecutive free throws to cut an early Lipscomb deficit to 10-9 (11:03). JU countered with an 8-0 run, capped on a Sneed jumper, for an 18-9 advantage at 8:02. The Lady Bisons broke up the run with a couple of buckets, but an Alford three-pointer closed a 12-0 stretch to give the Dolphins a 30-17 halftime lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
Kelli Smith scored 14 to lead the Lady Bisons offense. Charpentier had 10 points, while Presley Stastney recorded seven points in the loss.
The Dolphins took their largest lead of the second half, 45-28, on consecutive jumpers by Edwards with 10:10 left. Lipscomb trimmed the deficit to 47-34 (7:25) on free throws by Hannah Phillips before Sneed hit a jumper in the final three minutes to push JU’s lead back to 56-48 to lock up the win.
Junior Jade Cargill recorded six points, six rebounds and three steals to help the JU cause.
The Dolphins hit the road starting Saturday against Florida Gulf Coast in Fort, Myers, Fla., at 4:15 p.m.