Brescia Breaks Eagles' Streak
Owensboro, Ky. - Brescia snapped Asbury's four game winning streak on Saturday with a 63-57 win over the Eagles. Asbury now slides back to 3rd in the KIAC with Brescia taking sole possession of 2nd place.
Phillip Morrison (Louisville, Ky.) led the Eagles with 19 points on eight-of-17 shooting, including three-of-four from three, but it was the two that he didn't get that were the most important. With 30 seconds left and Asbury down four Morrison drove down the right side and elevated as a defender slid underneath of him, he made the shot but was whistled for a charge and Asbury lost it's best opportunity to rally back. Morrison also led the team with five assists.
Brian Johnson (Wilmore, Ky.) scored 14 points and Justin Jones (Hazard, Ky.) had a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Both Johnson and Jones had to battle the big, athletic front line of Brescia all night and limited Anthony Ingram, Andre Sharp, and Hugh Weiskittel to a combined 23 points and 18 rebounds.
Brescia was led by Andrew Howard who poured in a game-high 23 points on nine-of-16 shooting and was three-of-five from three. Howard scored 19 points in the first half, but Daniel Drury's defense in the second half shut him down until Howard hit two tough jumpers late in the game. Brescia shot 41% from the field while Asbury was 43%. The Eagles turned the ball over 18 times while the Bearcats protected the ball with only eight turnovers. Asbury won the battle on the boards 37-33.
Asbury (13-13, 5-4 KIAC) will finish the road portion of their season schedule with a trip to Cincinnati Christian on Tuesday February 9th at 8:00 pm.