Asbury Goes Cold in Loss to Red Wolves
Richmond, Ind. - The Eagles could never find their range as they shot only 28% for the game in dropping their first KIAC road game to Indiana-East 84-56. Asbury was only five-of-24 from three point range.
Asbury (9-9, 1-1 KIAC) would take 15 more shots than the Red Wolves on the night thanks to 19 offensive rebounds but it wouldn't matter. Nobody on the team shot better than 38% from the floor. Phillip Morrison (Louisville, Ky.) led the team with 14 points on six-of-21 shooting and Jamal Morris (Nashville, Tenn.) added 11 and Brian Johnson (Wilmore, Ky.) had 13. Johnson took nine of the team's 10 free throws on the night, hitting five.
Justin Jones (Hazard, Ky.) helped to keep the rebounding battle close as he pulled down 15 including seven offensive. Johnson added nine of his own. Overall the Red Wolves pulled down three more off the glass than the Eagles, 50-47.
Five Red Wolves were in double-figures as they shot 54% from the floor for the game and hit nine-of-14 threes. Tyler Rigby led all scores with 21. Noah Douglas added a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds, and Brenton Burris nearly had a triple-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists.
Asbury will take the weekend off before taking on Berea in the second game of a double-header with the girls on Tuesday January 19th. The guys are set to play at 8:00 pm