Eagles Win Second Straight
WILMORE, Ky. – Paced by a team high 20 points from Sophomore Cam Richardson (Lexington, Ky.), the Eagles put 90 points on the board to win their second game of the season. The Eagles led by nine at the half, and finished with the same margin as they beat Bluefield College 90-81.
Asbury (2-1) had four players in double-figures. Richardson, who led the team in scoring, went eight-for-11 from the field, and one-for-two from behind the three point arc. Dakotah Euton (Georgetown, Ky.) was eight-for-nine from the field, and finished with 17 points. Austin Flannery (Georgetown, Ky.) finished with 15 points, and Nate Johnson (Louisville, Ky.) added 12.
Asbury shot 58% from the floor in the game and connected on nine-of-19 from long range. Bluefield shot 41% from the field and were led by Byron Carpenter’s 27 points and eight rebounds.
Eight players grabbed a rebound for the Eagles, as they finished with 43 in the game, compared to 33 for the Rams. Justin Jones (Hazard, Ky.) led the Eagles in rebounding with 9. For the third game in a row, Nate Johnson led the Eagles in assists, dishing out 5 total for the night.
“I thought it was a good early season indicator of how good we can be,” said Asbury Head Coach Will Shouse, “I had my doubts about going against this team [Bluefield] tonight, because they are a good offensive team.”
Coach Shouse went on to discuss what Asbury will have to learn as they continue their season towards KIAC conference play, “We’re going to have to learn to handle pressure, because that’s what a lot of people do in our conference, and what Bluefield showed us tonight.”
In the 6 pm match-up on the second day of the Asbury Classic, Indiana University East came out on top of WVU-Parkersburg by a score of 102-35. Asbury will return to action on Tuesday, November 8, as they travel to take on Georgetown College at 7:30 pm.