Eagles Thrash Eutectics
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Asbury held St. Louis Pharmacy to a school-low 29 points en route to a 61-point victory over the Eutectics in KIAC action. The Eagles’ 90-29 victory is the fourth largest in school history. Asbury improves to 14-9 overall and 5-3 in the KIAC. St. Louis Pharmacy is 6-9, 0-4 in league play.
St. Louis Pharmacy shot only 18-percent in the game and trailed 41-7 at the half. The Eagles were paced by Adam Delph who scored a game-high 19. Delph was 8-of-13 overall and 7-of-8 from inside the three pointe line. CJ Penny added 17 points and seven rebounds and six assists. Marquel Johnson added 10 off the bench. Ten of 11 players that played scored in the game.
Shawn Brauner started for the first time this season and scored eight points and dished out seven assists. Asbury had 24 assists on 37 made field goals. The Eagles dominated on the glass as well, pulling in 45 rebounds to the Eutectics 28. Asbury shot 48-percent from the floor and only 29-percent from three-point range but forced 19 turnovers while only giving it up four times in the game.
The previous low for opponents points came in January 2008 as the Eagles held the Eutectics to just 32 points in an 83-32 victory. This was only the third time the Eagles have held an opponent under 40 points in 581 games. The 61-point margin is the fourth 60-point plus victory in school history, all coming under Shouse. The largest margin of victory is 79, set in 2008 against Johnson Bible in a 116-37 victory.
More importantly than the large margin of the victory is the victory inside the KIAC, the third straight after back-to-back losses. At 5-3 in league play the Eagles are just a half game behind both Berea and IU East. IU Southeast leads the conference at 8-0. The Eagles will play all three teams in front of them down the stretch.
Asbury returns home to host Brescia in the first meeting of the year on Tuesday at 8pm.