Men's Basketball Pulls Away in second Half
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury’s men led by only five at halftime but pulled away in the second half for a comfortable 76-58 win over Hiwassee on Wednesday. Adam Delph posted his second double-double of the season with 26 points and 10 rebounds.
Delph scored 20 points for the sixth time in 10 games this season and has been in double-digits in all 10 contests. On Wednesday he was 8-of-14 from the floor and made three 3’s. Delph was only 7-of-13 from the foul line. His 10 rebounds led the team as did his five assists. Both of his double-doubles this year have come against Hiwassee.
The Eagles shot a sparkling 52 percent from the floor in the second half after laboring through a 36 percent effort in the first. Asbury (7-3) hit 10-of-26 from downtown in the game including a 6-of-9 performance in the second half.
Lee’Vaughn Morris scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half including hitting both three-point attempts in the half. Morris made his first start of the season. Austin Flannery also added 12 points, connecting on 3-of-7 from beyond the arc.
The Tigers won the battle on the boards, pulling in 36 rebounds to Asbury’s 33. Hiwassee was led by Rico Stanley’s 20 points and eight rebounds. Asbury committed only nine turnovers as the Tigers gave it up 19 times.
Delph has led the team in scoring in five straight games, averaging 25.4 points per game over that span. He’s currently averaging 20.8 per game on the season. His 26 points on Wednesday gives him 962 for his career with the Eagles. He will become the 15th member of the 1,000 point club.
The Eagles travel to Berea on Friday and Saturday to play in the Roland Weirwille Classic. Asbury will take on Southern Virginia on Friday at 6 and Wilberforce on Saturday at 2.