Tigers Too Much for Eagles
WILMORE, Ky. – A late first half rally by Campbellsville was too much to overcome as Asbury lost to the Tigers 92-76 on Tuesday. The Tigers have now won all eight meetings between the two schools.
The Eagles (4-6) held their only lead at 10-8 with just over 16 minutes remaining in the first half. Campbellsville (7-3) would push their lead up to nine with an 11 point run but the Eagles would answer with seven straight of their own to cut the lead to 19-17. Asbury would tie the game at 23-23 and at 25-25, fueled largely by three-point shooting.
Asbury would make six-of-11 from downtown in the first half, five coming in the first ten minutes as they tied the score at 23. Brock Hurtle would make three of those five, his only nine points in the game. Austin Flannery would get hot in the second half, making four of his five threes after intermission and finishing with a game-high 26 points.
Both teams would use the long-range shot to pace them on this night. Campbellsville would connect on 10-of-17 in the first half and would make three more after the break. Three players would make at least three from beyond the arc for Campbellsville. Cedric Henderson led the Tigers with 20 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.
Teams continue to shoot well against the Eagles, as Campbellsville finished at 55% in the game and 54% from three. Asbury shot 45% overall and 52% from downtown. This is the fifth time in 10 games that an opponent has shot 50% or better against the Eagles.
Justin Jones nearly had his third double-double of the season with 13 points and nine rebounds. He would also add two blocks. Cam Richardson added 12 points off the bench and Dakotah Euton finished with seven points, five rebounds and four assists.
Asbury will host their annual Zwiefel/Pritchett Classic with the women’s team this Friday and Saturday. The men will play Central Christian College (Mo.) on Friday at 8 p.m. and Cincinnati-Clermont on Saturday at 6 p.m.