Eagles fall flat against Red Wolves
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury never led as Indiana University East seemingly couldn’t miss en route to a 107-83 victory over the Eagles. IUE shot 59% from the floor and connected on 15-of-29 three point attempts.
Asbury (9-6, 0-1 KIAC) dropped their conference opener for the fourth time in five years. The Eagles surrendered the most points since they gave up 120 to Georgetown in December 2009, a span of 34 games. The Red Wolves out scored the Eagles 24-7 after being tied at four all. Brent Burris scored seven of his 18 points during that run.
Matt Trimnell led all scorers with 24 points, and knocked down six three pointers. Trimnell knocked down four of those in the first half and had 16 points at the break. IUE shot 60% in the second half.
Asbury had five players reach double figures in scoring with Adam Delph and Phillip Morrison leading the way with 17 each. Austin Flannery came off the bench to add 16. Both Flannery and Morrison made three threes. The Eagles struggled from outside the arc in the first half, connecting on only 1-of-8. They would finish the game 8-of-23, and shot 48% from the floor overall.
The Red Wolves dominated on the glass as well, pulling down 43 rebounds to Asbury’s 25. Trimnell led the way with eight. Jamal Morris and Flip Crawford pulled down five a piece.
The Eagles will hit the road on Thursday as they travel to Cincinnati Christian for an 8:00 tip.