Women’s Basketball Holds Off Pesky Lispcomb, 86-79
The Murray State women’s basketball team survived a second half surge by Liscomb Saturday in Nashville and held on for 86-79 win. The win is the third straight for the Racers this season and the fourth consecutive over the Lady Bisons.
After trailing in the opening minutes of the game, the Racers (5-2) surged out to a 16-point lead with 3:08 remaining in the opening stanza. However, Lipscomb (1-5) battled back cut the deficit in half to trail by just eight, 47-39, at the break. Keiona Kirby played a major role in the opening half by scoring 16 of her career-high 29 points in the stanza.
For the second straight game, the Racers committed fewer turnovers than the opposition, 13-10. Murray State is now 4-0 on the season when protecting the ball better than their opponents. The MSU bench also outscored Lipscomb, 31-15, marking the sixth time in seven games that the Racers have accomplished the feat this season. So far this season, the Murray State bench is averaging 29.4 points per game while limiting opponents’ benches to 16.4 points.