Men's Basketball Soars Over Eutectics, Shouse Wins 100th
With AsburyEagles.com writer Matthew Hunter
WILMORE, Ky. - The Eagles opened the game with a 20-0 run over the first 6:52 of the game and never looked back in route to a 112-59 win over visiting St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Saturday. Head coach will Shouse collected his 100th career win at Asbury.
Senior CJ Penny collected his tenth double-double on the season in 21 minutes of a play and teammate Kyle Lamb led the Eagles in scoring with 18 on 6-of-10 from the field and a perfect 5-of-5 from the charity stripe. Austin Flannery added his own 16 off the bench for his third consecutive double-digit output.
The home squad immediately asserted themselves jumping out to a 15-0 lead early in the first half. Senior Lee’Vaughn Morris and sophomore Kyle Lamb combined for 13 of the Eagles’ first 15 points. From then on, Will Shouse’s men never trailed in what was the ninth largest win in program history.
After a Eutectics (6-7, 0-2) full timeout, AU strung off five more points before St. Louis earned their first field goal of the game about seven minutes into the matchup.
The purple and white looked poised from the onset as three double figure scorers led Asbury to a 57-28 halftime lead. Junior CJ Penny controlled the first intermission with 16 points, 11 boards, and four assists. Lamb and senior Austin Flannery rounded out the Eagles double digit scoring with 14 each. The hosts showed fluidity, intensity, and movement and their fast-paced offense racked up assists on 15 of their 21 field goals.
The second 20 minutes began much like the first 20 did. The Eagles (12-5, 5-2) were in complete control and hit cruise control for the remainder of the game. With a little over 10 minutes remaining, and the game well in hand, Coach Shouse emptied his bench for the rest of the roster to gain some experience.
Penny, who wouldn’t need to see any action after the substitutions, left the game 16 points, 14 rebounds, and six assists after flirting with the elusive triple-double stat line.
Asbury attained its biggest lead when they were up 53 with 21 seconds left. All but one Eagle tallied at least one field goal for the night.
Head Coach Will Shouse will go for his 101st victory at the helm in Wilmore as his guys play KIAC opponent Alice Lloyd College on January 21st at 8:00 p.m.
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