Lipscomb 75, Jacksonville 67
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP)—Brian Fisk scored 19 of his career-high 31 points in the first half and then was near-perfect in the closing minutes from the free throw line to lead visiting Lipscomb to a 75-67 win over Jacksonville Saturday.
It was the ninth consecutive loss for the Dolphins who have only won once this season, on Dec. 2 against city rival North Florida.
Fisk, hit a variety of shots, connecting on 10 of 19 overall shots and 8 of 10 free throws to better his previous best of 25.
After Lipscomb took a 38-37 halftime lead, Jacksonville took its only lead in the second half at 44-42 on Marcus Allen’s three-point basket. But the Bisons scored 12 of the game’s next 14 points to open up a 54-46 lead with 12 minutes left.
Jacksonville went nearly 11 minutes with just one field goal after it held the 44-42 lead. The Dolphins connected on just 3 of its first 15 shots in the second half and finished with 8-of-25 (32 percent) in the final 20 minutes.
Jacksonville cut the Bisons lead to seven points at 67-60 with two minutes left, but Fish dropped in seven of eight free throws over a 34 second span to hold off the Dolphins rally.
Eddie Ard added 16 points for Lipscomb which improved to 7-6, 3-2 in league play.
Antonio Cool’s 17 points led four Jacksonville players in double figures. The Dolphins fell to 1-11, 1-4 in Atlantic Sun play.