Eagles Prevail in Overtime Over Cougars
BATAVIA, Ohio – It took an extra five minutes but Asbury’s men improved to 3-1 on the season with a 75-69 win over Cincinnati-Clermont on Wednesday evening. The Eagles trailed by seven at halftime before coming back in the second half.
Adam Delph scored seven of his game-high 20 points in the extra session as the Eagles overcame an early three point deficit in the overtime period. The senior guard leads the team with a 16.6 points per game average so far this season. He also added seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in 42 minutes.
Asbury’s two big men each posted a double-double for the first time this season as Justin Jones scored 15 points and pulled down 12 rebounds and Dakotah Euton scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Jones scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half. The Eagles out-rebounded the Cougars by six, 53-47.
The Eagles shot only 37% from the floor but held the Cougars to 34% including a 2-for-11 clip in overtime. Kendall Beamon led UCC with 18 points. Asbury made 4-of-15 from three-point range while the Cougars made 6-of-21. Mitch McLeish led the Eagles with eight trips to the foul line, making seven as the Eagles made 19-of-30 overall and 5-of-7 in the second half. McLeish finished with 14 points.
Asbury will have an extended time off from competition as they don’t play again until the Zweifel/Pritchett Classic starting on Nov. 16.