Penny Paces Eagles
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury started on a 29-10 run and cruised to an 83-66 KIAC win over Cincinnati Christian on Tuesday evening. CJ Penny scored a career-high 25 points, his second straight 20-point game.
The Eagles (12-9, 3-3 KIAC) led by as much as 24 in the first half and took a 50-28 lead into the break. CCU (9-12, 3-3 KIAC) chipped away in the second half but never was able to get the deficit under 12. Penny scored 16 of his 25 before the break and shot 7-of-11 in the half. For the game the freshman made 10-of-15 from the floor and 4-of-6 from the foul line. He also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.
Asbury shot 55-percent for the game including a 60-percent clip in the first half. CCU shot 51-percent for the game but made just 8-of-23 from three-point range and turned the ball over 17 times. Asbury on the other hand turned it over just 10 times.
Adam Delph scored 15 points and dished out six assists for the Eagles. Justin Jones was also in double figures with 11 points. Delph hit two of the team’s nine threes in the game. The Eagles were 9-of-20 from three-point range in the game. Austin Flannery came off the bench for the first time this season, after missing Saturday’s game with the flu, and nailed three threes. Marquel Johnson also connected on two threes. Asbury’s bench outscored CCU’s 28-16 as ten players scored on the night for the Eagles.
Asbury will be in action again on Thursday as they host Alice Lloyd at 8pm. This is the first of two meetings between the teams on the season. Asbury enters in fourth place at 3-3, just a game behind IU East and two behind Berea. Alice Lloyd sits in 7th at 2-6, 9-12 overall.