Women's Basketball drops below .500 in loss to Spalding
Lindsey Wood again led the Eagles in scoring with 12 points, but turnover problems continue to hamper Asbury's success. After giving up 38 turnovers in their last game against Berea, the Eagles turned the ball over 34 times on Wednesday against Spalding. The allowed turnovers contribute to more chances for the Golden Eagles from Louisville, chances that sent Asbury to their second straight loss in conference.
The Eagles dug themselves a hole at halftime, only getting 17 shots from the field compared to 30 for their opponent. Although the Eagles shot a better percentage from the floor - 41.2% vs. 40.0% - the increased opportunities gave Spalding a 39-19 lead at the break. The damage done, Asbury would get more shots in the second half than their opponent, but only shot 31.4% (11-35) from the floor, while Spalding shot 44.4% (12-27) to hold Asbury at bay.
The loss drops Asbury to 5-6 overall, 0-2 in conference. The Eagles continue life on the road on Friday, January 12th against Taylor-Ft. Wayne. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m