Eagles Move Past Alice Lloyd, Claim 20th Victory
PIPPA PASSES, Ky. – After a slow start Asbury was able to build a strong double-digit lead, where it would stay most of the night on their way to a school best 11th conference win, 85-76 over Alice Lloyd on Thursday.
Asbury (20-7, 11-2 KIAC) grabbed their first lead of the game at 18-17 with 13:43 remaining in the first half. Alice Lloyd led by as much as six early on. Phillip Morrison poured in 14 of his game-high 26 in the first half to lead the early comeback.
The Eagles shot 47% from the field in the first half and knocked down eight of their nine threes before intermission. The game could have been a complete blowout or a nail bitter if either team could have knocked down free throws. Asbury made only 14-of-25 and Alice Lloyd was 17-for-30 from the charity stripe.
Alice Lloyd grabbed 25 offensive rebounds thanks partly to shooting only 32% from the floor. They grabbed 53 rebounds to Asbury’s 44. Justin Jones led the Eagles with 11 boards in only 22 minutes due to foul trouble. Jones also scored six points and blocked six shots.
Nate Johnson and Brock Hurtle were the only other Eagles in double-digits as nine players scored, they both had 10. Hurtle’s 10 were part of 31 bench points for the Eagles.
Asbury will host a first round KIAC Tournament game on Tuesday against either Brescia, Alice Lloyd, or Cincinnati Christian. Asbury swept all three teams this season.