Eagles Fall on the Road
Georgetown, KY---The Asbury College men's basketball team gave Georgetown a scare, but fell 74-60 on Tuesday night. The Eagles cut a 12 point halftime deficit to three with 12 minutes left, but a 16-0 Tiger run made the difference.
Asbury (4-2) was led by sophomore Phillip Morrison's 14 points on 5 of 19 shooting, senior Michael Spann added 13 and sophomore Cory Britt joined them in double digits with 11. The Eagles were undersized but that did not deter them from attacking the basket. The size differential showed up in the rebound department as the Eagles last the battle 36-51. Junior Brian Johnson led the squad with nine rebounds, Spann and Britt added eight each.
The Eagles only turned the ball over 17 times, season average is 20, and forced 20 from the Tigers but Asbury only shot 30% from the floor on the night. The Eagles continually got good looks at the basket but could not get the shots to fall.
Asbury will hit the road for the next week, traveling to Pennsylvania before returning to the bluegrass state for a tournament at Spalding University in Louisville. The Eagles will be in action tomorrow, Saturday November 22nd at 4 pm against Valley Forge in Pennsylvania. They will then take on Philadelphia Biblical Tuesday at 5 pm. The next home game will be Tuesday December 2nd at 6pm against Johnson Bible College.