Eagles Escape with a Win over Cougars
WILMORE, Ky. – A 14 point second-half lead shrunk to three as Cincinnati-Clermont let a 35-footer fly at the horn, but luckily for Asbury the shot by Clint Boring would bounce hard off the backboard as the Eagles escaped with a 70-67 win in the Zweifel/Pritchett finale on Saturday night.
Asbury (6-6) had a seven point halftime lead after getting ahead by as much as 12 in the first frame. Dakotah Euton and Justin Jones each scored 10 points in the first half. Jones would finish with his third double-double of the season as he added 12 rebounds to his 10 points. Euton would finish with 15 points and five rebounds.
In the second half the Eagles got a spark off the bench as Shawn Brauner added 11 points on three-of-three shooting. He knocked down both three-point attempts and hit on two-of-three free throws. Austin Flannery also scored 10 of his team-high 16 after the break. Flannery connected on four-of-eight from three-point range as the team shot nine-of-19.
Asbury finished the game shooting 46% from the floor but were only seven-of-14 from the free throw line. The Cougars (7-8) shot only 39% overall and made only seven-of-20 from beyond the arc. They hit eight-of-14 free throws.
The Eagles will not be in action again until January 3 when they open KIAC play at Brescia. They will not play at home again until January 19.