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Women’s basketball blast Bison 70-58

APSU women’s basketball took a  70-58 victory against the Lipscomb Bisons Thursday, Nov.29 at the Winfield Dunn Center.

Govs came out on the court with cold feet during the first half of the game, scoring 21 points in the first quarter and only 10 the second quarter.

The Govs were led by the Ferby twins and freshman Maggie Knowles, who returned in the starting lineup.

The Ferby sisters each hit triples, along with Knowles seven points in the frame.

Coach David Midlick enforced a full-court press most of the game and it rattled the Bisons from the start.

The second quarter was kindled by a Lebron James-esque chase down block from Nieja Crawford, who ran from the opposite side of the court and swatted the ball into the stands.

In the third quarter, the Govs tightened their defense after breaking the 7-0 run by the Bisons, not allowing them to hit their last five shots.

In the start of the fourth quarter, Gov’s intensity began to startle the Bisons.

The Govs hit five of their first six shots in the fourth, Govs had a 13-point lead, their largest lead of the game.

“There were definitely some lows in the second quarter with moving the ball and having some energy lapses on defense, but overall for us to come back and tighten it up by making a little run in the fourth quarter showed some real character and resiliency,” Head Coach Dave Midlick said to letsgopeay.com.

With the win, APSU moves to 4-4 on the season as of Monday, Dec. 3.

The women’s team will return to action on Sunday, Dec. 9, for a 2 p.m. clash with Alabama A&M.

Conference play opens up for APSU on Thursday, Jan. 3, with a Eastern Kentucky double-header coming from the Dunn.

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