Eagles Take Two From Eutectics
St. Louis, MO---The Asbury College men's and women's basketball teams enjoyed a successful trip to St. Louis College of Pharmacy winning both games of a doubleheader on Saturday January 31. The women set the bar high with a 97-40 victory. The men would follow with a 79-57 win to secure the sweep.
Asbury women (8-14, 1-3) were led by freshmen Ellen Gray's 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Gray would also lead the team with three assists. Two more freshmen would add a boost off the bench, Hanna Blankenship knocked down three 3-pointers in route to 17 points and Christy Gemmell added 10 including two 3-pointers.
The Eagles took a commanding 52-27 lead into halftime and never looked back, holding the Eutectics to 15% shooting in the second half and 27% for the game. The Eagles would own the glass with a 36-19 rebounding advantage. Freshmen Courtney Albin and sophomore Brooke Jensen each had six boards to lead the team.
Asbury's men (15-7, 3-2) had a little tougher test in the first half with only a 32-31 lead at the break. The Eagles would pull away in the second half by holding the Eutectics to 26% shooting. Asbury would shoot 48% in the second half and 45% for the game.
Asbury was led by junior Brian Johnson's 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting, and 2-of-4 from beyond the three point arc. Three more players would be in double figures, sophomore Jordan Hammonds, junior Zach Mefford, and senior Michael Spann would all add 11. Spann would also lead the team with nine rebounds. Johnson and Spann would each have four assists to lead the team.
The women will return home on Tuesday February 3rd at 7pm to host Transylvania University. The men won't play again until Thursday February 5th at Indiana University East in Richmond, Indiana at 7pm. The women will be at Midway College that night at 7pm.