Men Split Pennsylvania Trip
Langhorne, PA---The Asbury College men's basketball finished a five-day, two-game road trip to Pennsylvania with a 87-78 victory over Philadelphia Biblical University Tuesday night. The Eagles dropped the first game on Saturday to Valley Forge Christian 93-80.
Asbury (5-3) was led in both games by sophomore Phillip Morrison who dropped 26 against Valley Forge and poured in 33 against PBU. Senior Michael Spann was the only other Eagle in double figures both games with 15 and 14. Junior Brian Johnson and senior John Ensign scored 14 and 11 respectively against Valley Forge. Junior Jordan Noble had 13 against PBU.
The Eagles shot 40% and gave up 67 second half points on Saturday in losing a 32-26 halftime lead against Valley Forge. Asbury was out rebounded 48-35 with Spann leading the way with eight boards. The Eagles had only 10 turnovers but allowed Valley Forge to shoot 67% in the second half and 52% for the game.
Tuesday the Eagles would take a six point lead into the half at 40-34, but this time would not suffer the same second half swoon. Asbury shot 65% after intermission and 58% for the game, bouncing back with a victory. The rebound margin will shrink as well as Asbury lost out again 39-36, Spann again led the team with eight.
Asbury will travel to Spalding University in Louisville for two games this weekend, Friday the Eagles take on St. Catharine's at 3 p.m. and Saturday will battle Westminster College at 2 p.m. Asbury returns to the Luce Center Tuesday, December 2 at 6 p.m. when they host Johnson Bible College.