#11 Red Wolves Too Much To Overcome
RICHMOND, Ind. – Asbury shot only 38% from the floor and were no match on for #11 Indiana East on Tuesday night, falling 97-76. The Red Wolves shot 52% from the floor in the game and 64% in the second half.
The Eagles (6-8, 0-2 KIAC) drop their second straight to begin conference play. This is first time Asbury has lost their first two conference games since the 2002-2003 season. They would lose the first five in that season.
Austin Flannery led the Eagles with 15 points as 12 different players scored in the game. Flannery, like the rest of the team, struggled from the floor. The sophomore connected on only five-of-13 shots and made three-of-nine three-pointers. Nate Johnson was the only other Eagle in double-figures with 10 points. He also handed out five assists.
Marcus Isaac led four players in double-figures for IUE with 19 points. Isaac was seven-of-14 from the floor and three-of-six from distance. The Red Wolves hit on nine-of-22 from three-point range while the Eagles made 12-of-32.
Asbury turned the ball over 24 times which the Red Wolves turned into 24 points. IUE turned it over 19 times, as the Eagles turned those into 17 points. The Red Wolves dominated the interior, scoring 52 points in the paint compared to only 28 for the Eagles.
Indiana East (16-4, 3-1 KIAC) grabbed 46 rebounds led by Matt Trimnell’s seven. Asbury only took down 39 rebounds as Dakotah Euton led the team with seven.
Asbury will stay on the road as part of their five-game road trip to open 2012, heading to Southern Virginia University for a pair of games on Friday and Saturday.