Eagles Overmatched on the Road
NEW ALBANY, Ind. – A second half rally was not to be as the #17 Indiana Southeast defeated Asbury 91-66 on Saturday night. The Eagles cut the 11-point halftime deficit to four but the Grenadiers finished the game on a 26-7 run. The two teams split the season series for the second straight year.
Dakotah Euton continues his hot stretch closing out his first year with the Eagles, scoring a game-high 21 points and pulling down a game-high nine rebounds. The sophomore is averaging 21 points and 10.2 rebounds per game over his last five games. On Friday Euton made 8-of-15 field goals and 2-of-3 from beyond the three point arc.
Asbury (11-15, 5-7 KIAC) shot only 36.7 percent from the floor and only 31 percent if you don’t count Euton’s shots. Austin Flannery and Marquel Johnson really struggled, shooting a combined 3-of-24 from the floor and 2-of-16 from the three point line. The Eagles shot 35% from downtown in the game.
The Grenaiders (22-7, 12-1 KIAC), who clinched a share of the KIAC Regular Season Title on Wednesday, won the KIAC Regular Season outright with the win. At the same time they extracted revenge as the Eagles upset the then #15 Grenadiers 78-75 in the Luce Center earlier in the season.
Indiana Southeast shot nearly 52 percent from the floor and hit 11 3-point field goals in the win. They also out-rebounded the Eagles 35-34. Asbury did not allow many offensive rebounds to the Grenadiers, only seven, but 20 turnovers led to 32 points. The Grenadiers turned it over only nine times.
Asbury will close out the regular season on Tuesday on Senior Night against #11 Indiana East at home at 7:30 p.m. The KIAC Tournament will start on Saturday, February 25.
Asbury currently sits in fourth place in the KIAC at 5-7 and will finish in a tie for third with Brescia if they defeat Indiana East. The Eagles will finish in a four-way tie for fourth with a loss on Tuesday. Asbury would fall to the 7th seed with a loss to Indiana East due to losing twice to Brescia. Brescia holds the two-way tie-breaker with Asbury as they swept the season series.