Eagles Snap Skid, Take Down Tennessee Temple
BEREA, Ky. – Asbury was able to snap a two-game regular season losing streak with a 90-77 win over Tennessee Temple in Berea College’s Classic on Friday night. The Eagles had also lost two exhibition contests since their last win back on November 12th.
For the first time in his Asbury (4-5) career Dakotah Euton led the team with 24 points and recorded a double-double with a game-high 11 rebounds. Euton and fellow starting forward Justin Jones led the team as Jones also had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Euton was only six-of-18 from the floor but he got to the line 10 times, making nine. He would also record four assists.
Euton’s high school teammate Austion Flannery recorded 22 points on five-of-seven shooting. Flannery would also make nine-of-10 from the free throw line as the Eagles knocked down 32-of-40 from the charity stripe. Flannery and Euton would connect on three three-pointers each, the team made eight from long range.
This was the first time this season that two players recorded a double-double in the same game, and it was the second for Jones on the season.
Asbury jumped out to a 21-point lead in the first half before Tennessee Temple cut it down to seven at the end of the half. The Eagles led 42-32 at the break. TTU would claw back to take a 62-60 lead with just over eight minutes remaining but Asbury would fight back to retake the lead for good at 71-70. Asbury would hit nine-of-10 free throws down the stretch to seal the win.
Asbury will play Ohio Midwestern University on Saturday at Berea but will count the contest as an exhibition as Ohio Midwestern, formerly Temple Baptist, is not a countable opponent.