Delph, Hurtle Lead Three Point Barrage
Pippa Passes, Ky. - Adam Delph led the three-point barrage as the Eagles buried Alice Lloyd on Thursday night 115-78. Delph finished with a career high 27 points and nailed six threes as Asbury knocked down 20 treys.
Asbury (11-12, 3-3 KIAC) won their second straight after stopping a four game slide on Tuesday against Brescia. Delph (Louisville, Ky.) led Asbury early on, scoring 10 of the first 12 Eagle points in the first five minutes of the game. Delph hit two threes during the run and finished the half five-of-seven from three point range and 21 points. Delph would finish with seven rebounds and six assists in his second straight all-around solid effort.
The Eagles would head to halftime only up 10 at 53-43 despite Delph's scoring, but the three-point barrage would continue in the second half as the Eagles scored the first 12 after intermission and 20 of the first 22. The second half would see another guard step up as Brock Hurtle (North Vernon, Ind.) knocked down four threes including two in the 12-0 run. Hurtle also finished with a career high of 26 points.
Jamal Morris (Nashville, Tenn.) came off the bench to score 17 points including 12 in the first half. Morris hit three threes. Daniel Drury and Tyler Woods would each add two threes while Jordan Noble knocked down one as well. The 20 three-pointers made is a season best, five more than against Warren Wilson on December 5th.
Asbury was able to jump on Alice Lloyd early in the second half and never let off the gas. The early second half run killed any hope of Alice Lloyd pulling the upset. Asbury moved the ball well on offense and generally got open looks. The team's 29 assists is also a season high, seven more than the previous best that has happened three times. Besides Delph's six assists, Brian Johnson added six of his own and Phillip Morrison dished out five. Johnson also led the team with eight rebounds.
The Eagles return home to battle St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Saturday January 30th at 3:00 pm. That game will follow the women's game at 1:00 pm and will be part of Think Pink Day to promote Breast Cancer Awareness.