Morris Flirts With Triple Double in Eagles' Win
WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. - Lee'Vaughn Morris has been doing his best to get one of those coveted triple doubles this season, and Saturday's road game against Point Park was no different. The senior guard had 12 points, eight assists, and eight boards to help lead the Eagles to another KIAC win.
CJ Penny had another double-double-- his sixth in a row and 11th overall this season-- with 20 points and 10 rebounds in the Eagles' 82-65 win over Point Park Saturday in KIAC league action. Dakotah Euton (16 points) put up double digits for the first time since January 4th and Cam Richardson pitched in nine for the Eagles in the win. Point Park was led offensively by Gabe McNeal's 20 points.
The win is the Eagles' fourth straight and sixth in their last seven games improving their record to 13-5 on the season and 6-2 in the KIAC. Point Park dropped to 4-6 in KIAC play and 9-11 overall.
Morris and Euton seemed to have it going in the early going as a jumper from Euton and a three from Morris pushed the Eagles' lead to 11 with just 7:23 elapsed. From there the Eagles would hold the comfortable lead into the break at 44-34.
The Eagles would never trail in the contest but the Pioneers would come back from as much as 17 down to cut the Asbury lead to single digits at nine at 62-53 with an 8-0 run midway through the second stanza. A host of Eagles players including Penny, Euton, Kyle Bair and Todd Jefferson would put a stop to the run and start with their own 5-0 run to push the lead back to 14. A jumper from CJ Penny just outside the paint put the Eagles up by 17 with 2:54 left to play, a margin that would not fade heading into the final buzzer.
The Eagles enjoyed a good shooting night on both sides of the half inside the 3-point arc. They finished the game shooting 47.1% from the field overall but just 27.6% from deep. Defensively they held Point Park to 35.8 and 14.8 from the field and from deep, respectively.
The Eagles also outrebounded the Pioneers, a stat that is a tell-tale for the Eagles this season. In all five loses on the season, the Eagles have been outrebounded. Reciprocally, all 13 wins have come when they captured the upper hand on the boards.
The Eagles will stay on the road for the majority of the rest of the season. They travel next to the the second ranked Grenadiers of IU-Southeast on Tuesday January 28th. Game time is set for 7 p.m. EST.
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