Lindsey Hollobaugh Leads Bison to 81-63 Win Over Visiting Lafayette
Feb. 20, 2004
LEWISBURG, Pa. - Freshman Lindsey Hollobaugh paced all players with a career-high 28 points, and junior Brooke Tomovich added a career-best 23, as the Bucknell women's basketball team defeated visiting Lafayette, 81-63, in Sojka Pavilion on Friday, February 20. The Bison bounced back from their lowest scoring output of the year to score over 80 points for just the second time this season.
The Leopards (0-24, 0-11 PL) started the game with a quick 7-2 run behind five points from Lindsay Myers. After a Bucknell timeout just two minutes into the contest, however, the home team mounted a 21-6 spurt over a five and a half minute span to take control of the game and never look back. Hollobaugh scored 12 of her points during the stretch, capped by her only three-pointer of the evening.
The two teams traded baskets over the next four minutes, before five-straight points from Tomovich and another two from senior Desire Almind gave BU a 34-19 cushion with 7:50 to go until the break.
Naida Dupovac hit two jumpers for the Leopards, and Kirstin Doherty added two free throws to cap a mini 6-2 run for the visitors that made it an 11-point game with 5:20 left in the frame, 36-25. That was as close as Bucknell would allow Lafayette to get, however, as the Orange and Blue scored 13 of the stanza's final 17 points to enter the locker room ahead, 49-29.
The Bison maintained at least an 18-point lead for the first 11 minutes of the second half, including their largest advantage of 24 after an Amanda Fleming putback at the 14:35 mark. A Dupovac basket with 9:35 showing jump-started a 12-3 run by the Leopards that got the team within 14, 66-52, but Hollobaugh responded with a three-point play, and a Lillian Drumgold layup with 5:53 left in the game pushed it back to a 71-52 BU lead.
Lafayette never got closer than 16 the rest of the way as the Bison evened their season at 12-12 and improved to 5-6 in Patriot League play.
After shooting a school record-low 18.9% from the field at Navy in their last game, the Orange and Blue rebounded to connect on 60.7% of their shots in the first half and 45.3% (29-64) for the game. Bucknell also held a 43-32 advantage on the glass against Lafayette.
In addition to Hollobaugh and Tomovich, Almind was also in double-figures with 14 points and a team-best nine rebounds. Hollobaugh handed out a game-high seven assists, just one shy of her career-best, and grabbed three steals in the win.
Colleen Fitzpatrick led the Leopards with 18 points, while Myers tossed in 12 to go with her team-best nine caroms and five assists.
Bucknell closes the home portion of its schedule with a game against Army on Sunday, February 22, 2004.