Temple Baptist Upsets Eagles
Berea, Ky. - Phillip Morrison (Louisville, Ky.) scored a career high 37 points but it wasn't enough as Asbury fell to Temple Baptist College 88-89 on Friday night at the Seabury Center at Berea College.
Asbury (7-3) snapped a four game winning streak overall and lost to Temple Baptist for the first time in 15 meetings. The Eagles struggled from the three point line all night long, hitting only eight-of-29 from beyond the arc. The Rams were nine-of-23 from three point range. Asbury shot 44% for the game while Temple Baptist shot only 40% but the Rams pulled down 21 offensive rebounds and won the battle on the boards 59-43 for the game.
Morrison topped 30 points for the third time this season, the first time in a losing effort. He was 12-of-28 from the floor but like the rest of the team struggled from the three point line, shooting only one-of-nine. Morrison did go to the free throw line 14 times and knocked down 12. He scored 34 points when the two teams met two weeks ago.
Adam Delph (Louisville, Ky.) was poured in a career high 20 points for the Eagles on eight-of-15 shooting including two-of-four from behind the three point line. He was the only other Eagle to go to the free throw line knocking down both attempts.
The Eagles only complied 10 assists on 33 made field goals, Morrison led the way with four and Delph added three. Morrison and Delph also pulled down a season high eight and six rebounds respectively. Justin Jones (Hazard, Ky.) led the team with nine, he also added six blocks.
Temple Baptist was led by Ron Nelson and Kendell Cunningham who each scored 23 points and pulled down double-digit rebounds with 12 and 15 respectively. Nelson also had seven assists.
Asbury will face Warren Wilson on Saturday December 5th at 2:00 pm in the second day of the Roland Wierwille Classic at Berea College.