Webster Upends Eagles in OT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A second half rally turned into an overtime loss for Asbury’s men on Saturday afternoon in the Blue and Gold Classic hosted by Spalding University. The Eagles fell in overtime to Webster (Mo.) 93-91 after turning a seven point halftime deficit into a seven point second half lead.
Ahmad Smith hit the game winner for Webster with just a few seconds remaining to cap a 24 point performance for Webster. Smith also tied the game with less than a minute remaining in regulation to send the game to overtime. Smith finished 10-of-16 from the floor and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc.
Adam Delph led the Eagles in scoring for the fourth straight game, scoring 23 points on 8-of-15 shooting including hitting on 4-of-6 from beyond the arc. He also tied for the team lead with five rebounds and dished out three assists.
The Eagles (6-3) again found themselves on the wrong end of the rebounding battle, giving up 42 to Webster while pulling down 32 of their own. In the past three games the Eagles are minus 35 on the boards. Asbury shot 47 percent from the floor but allowed Webster to shoot 57 percent. Webster connected on 7-of-14 from downtown while the Eagles made a season-high 14 3’s.
Asbury will host Hiwassee on Wednesday at 8pm, following the women’s game at 6pm. The Eagles defeated Hiwassee 75-71 in Tennessee on Nov. 5.