Women's basketball overcomes foul trouble to down St. Mary
Wilmore, Ky. - Twelve Eagles found playing time on the floor after foul trouble to the Eagles inside game forces Asbury to turn to guards for offense in a 74-52 win. Junior Brittany Abbott led Asbury in scoring with 17 points on 5-of-9 shooting, including two three-pointers. Abbott was joined in double figures by Lindsey Wood with 13 and Brooke Jensen adding 12.
Thanks to a hot shooting first half the Eagles found themselves up 36-22 at the break, despite three fouls on junior forward and second-leading scorer, Anna Stephenson. Stephenson would pick up her fourth foul only 34 seconds into the second half. Filling space for Stephenson was senior Morgan Freeman who responded with five points and five rebounds in 13 minutes of play. Also instrumental off the bench was Sarah Yates with seven assists and six points in only 18 minutes of court time.
With the win, Asbury improves to 6-7 on the season as they break for the 2007 portion of their season. The women will next return to action on Tuesday, January 8th when they travel to Indiana-Southeast to open the 2008 slate and conference play. The Eagles will travel to St. Mary's of the Woods in a return trip on the 10th before playing their first home game after the holidays on Monday, January 14th against Kentucky Christian.