Campbellsville shoots past Eagles
WARSAW, Ky. – Adam Delph scored 11 of Asbury’s first 15 points en route to a 25 point effort but it was not enough for the Eagles as Campbellsville won 81-67 in a game played at Gallatin County High School.
The Tigers jumped out to a quick 12-4 advantage but the Eagles would answer to tie the score at 15-15 at the 12:26 mark. That would wind up to be the only tie of the game as Campbellsville pushed their lead to 11 at the break, and would lead by as many as 14 in the first half. Delph finished with 13 of the team’s 28 first half points.
Asbury would cut the lead to seven two minutes into the second period but the Tigers would answer with six straight points. They would push their lead to 20 at 60-40 with just over 12 minutes remaining. The Eagles made one final charge to cut it to 11 with four minutes left but the Tigers would again pull away.
Delph would also lead the Eagles in rebounds with nine including three on the offensive glass that all led to baskets. Phillip Morrison scored 18 points going 5-11 from the floor and 7-8 from the free throw line. Delph shot 9-17 from the floor, connecting on two threes and 5-6 from the charity stripe.
The Eagles struggled shooting the ball throughout the night at 35.5% while Campbellsville shot 47% from the floor. The Tigers hit on 9-25 from three point line as Asbury hit on only 4-17. Ja Vaughn Espritt led the Tigers with a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds. Caleb Harris was one rebound shy of a double-double with 16 points and nine rebounds.
Asbury heads to Berea this weekend to take part in the Wierwille Classic on Friday and Saturday. The Eagles will battle Union College on Friday at 6:00 pm and take on Ohio State-Mansfield on Saturday at 2:00 pm.