Otahkians knock off Lipscomb

Wednesday, November 28, 2001

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State University ruined a momentous evening for Lipscomb University as the Otahkians won the first game ever played at Allen Arena, defeating the Lady Bisons 72-58 Tuesday night.

Veronica Benson and Lori Chase both had big games for Southeast, which improved to 4-1 on the season. Benson scored a game-high 22 points with Chase right behind with 20.

LaShelle Porter, 12 points, also finished in double figures for the Otahkians.

Lipscomb (2-4) featured just one player in double-figure scoring as Kari Campbell finished with 11 points.

Lipscomb appeared to be up to the challenge of christening its new arena with a victory, jumping out to a 7-1 lead in the first three minutes of play. However, Southeast came back to take a 10-9 lead by the 12:20 mark on a Benson layin. The Otahks, who have won four in a row since dropping their season opener, then went on a 16-7 run on their way to a 29-22 halftime lead.

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