Eagles Bounce Back Behind Flannery
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Asbury’s men’s basketball team bounced back from a loss on Friday with a 70-63 win over Reinhardt (Ga.) on Saturday in the Bulldog Classic hosted by Union College. The Eagles lost on Friday to Union in the classic.
Austin Flannery led the Eagles with 24 points on six-of-11 shooting including knocking down three three-pointers. This is the third time Flannery has led the Eagles in scoring this season through seven games and leads them with a 16.1 points per game average. Three other Eagles would reach double-figures in points as Nate Johnson added 13, Dakotah Euton, 11, and Cam Richardson, 10 off the bench.
Asbury (3-3) would make all their trips to the foul line in the second half, knocking down 20-of-30 from the charity stripe to help secure the win and stop a two-game losing streak. Flannery would connect of nine-of-13 from the line. The Eagles shot only 39% from the floor for the game but held Reinhardt (3-2) to 34% shooting, a dramatic increase from Friday night’s performance.
Once again the opposition would win the battle on the boards as Reinhardt grabbed 50 of the game’s 88 rebounds. Reinhardt had two players with double-doubles as Tyler Blackwell scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Larricus Thomas added 11 points and 11 rebounds. Cam Richardson would lead Asbury with seven rebounds.
Asbury won’t play another regular contest until November 22nd when they travel to Bluefield College for a rematch from the Asbury Classic matchup just a week ago. The Eagles will play two exhibition matches this week, first travelling to Morehead State on Thursday and then to Kentucky Wesleyan on Saturday. Tuesday’s originally scheduled game against Cincinnati Christian College has been switched to a jv game.