Delph Leads Eagles Past Bearcats
Wilmore, Ky. - Adam Delph tied the game for the Asbury men late in the second half, then gave them the lead in overtime and added emphasis with a dunk at the end as the Eagles defeated the Brescia Bearcats 65-59 on Tuesday night in the Luce Center.
Delph (Louisville, Ky.) did a little bit of everything on this night, scoring 11 points, grabbing nine rebounds, dishing out four assists, swiping three steals and even blocking one shot. Delph started grabbing hold of the game with just under three minutes left in regulation and tied the game at 54-54.
Neither team would score in the final 2:57, and Justin Jones (Hazard, Ky.) blocked a shot by Anthony Ingram with three seconds left. Jones would finish with four blocks, four points and nine rebounds. In overtime Asbury would take an early lead on a free throw but Aaron Tandy quickly answered for the Bearcats with a driving lay-up.
Delph would give the Eagles their fourth and final lead of the game at 57-56 with two free throws with 2:47 left. Brock Hurtle (North Vernon, Ind.) would hit a jumper and Brian Johnson (Wilmore, Ky.) would add two free throws to push the lead to 61-57. Delph would then cap off his all-out-effort night with a breakaway dunk with 21 seconds left and a defensive rebound at the other end to seal it for the Eagles. Delph and Phillip Morrison would each add a free throw to bring the final to 65-59.
Morrison led the Eagles with 16 points but struggled from the field making only six-of-25 shots. He would also come up big with a game-high five assists. Johnson led the team with 10 rebounds and finished with nine points.
Brescia was led by Anthony Ingram's double-double of 20 points and 15 rebounds, but was limited to just three points in the second half as Brescia shot 19% in the second half and overtime combined. Both teams shot under 35% for the game but Asbury would hit nine-of-27 threes while Brescia made only five-of-23.
Asbury will travel to Pippa Passes to take on Alice Lloyd on Thursday January 28th at 8:00 pm before returning home to host St. Louis College of Pharmacy at 3:00 pm on Think Pink Day to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness.