Mount Vernon Humbles Eagles
Mt. Vernon, Ohio - Asbury's women's basketball team suffered a disappointing setback one game after beating Union (Ky.), by falling to Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) on Friday night 91-51. The Eagles turned the ball over 28 times and shot 30% from the floor.
Asbury (2-3) went into halftime only down 10 at 41-31 after being tied at 22 with just over nine minutes left in the half. In the second half the Eagles went ice cold, missing all eight three-pointers, making only six-of-25 field goals and eight-of-17 free throws and were outscored 50-20 in the half. For the game Asbury hit only 16-of-53 shots from the field including four-of-21 from three point range.
Ellen Gray (Owensboro, Ky.) led the team with 11 points and was a perfect four-for-four from the charity stripe. Christy Gemmell (Lawrenceburg, Ky.) was the only other player in double figures with 10 points, leading scorer Courtney Albin (Hartford, Ky.) had a rough shooting night, hitting only one-of-12 from the floor but finished with eight points.
Mount Vernon shot 48% from the floor on the night and pulled down 12 more rebounds than Asbury. The Cougars pulled down 21 offensive rebounds and finished with 48 total. The Eagles had 17 offensive rebounds of their own but only grabbed 36 total. Albin and Gray led the team with four rebounds as the Eagles continue to spread out playing time. All 15 Eagles that dressed played and 10 played 10 or more minutes.
Asbury will travel to Miami University-Middletown Saturday at 1:00 pm. The Eagles won't return home until November 23rd.