Eagles Snap Four Game Slide with Tough Road Win
Pippa Passes, Ky. - The Asbury women snapped their four game losing streak on Thursday night and Laura Carroll scored a career high as the Eagles defeated Alice Lloyd 72-66. Asbury had dropped four straight inside KIAC play before picking up their first road win since November 21st.
Carroll (Paintsville, Ky.) had a team-high 25 points on nine-of-13 shooting and knocking down seven-of-10 from the foul line including big free throws down the stretch to secure the win. This was the first time Carroll had broken 20 points in her career, her previous best was 18 against Cincinnati Christian on January 12th.
Courtney Albin (Hartford, Ky.) came off the bench for the first time in her career and responded with 18 points and a team best nine rebounds. The sophomore struggled from the floor shooting only four-of-16, but both of her threes came in the second half. Albin keyed a run in the second half for the Eagles as she gave her team the lead 41-39 on a and-one situation.
Asbury went into halftime down 35-28 as they struggled shooting the ball, hitting only 28% from the field and only one-of-10 from three. The Eagles responded in the second half with a 12-4 run in the first five minutes to take the lead for good.
Lakin Griffith (Sandy Hook, Ky.) was also in double-figures with 12 points. Heather Martin led Alice Lloyd with a game-high 27 points and 13 rebounds. Asbury won the battle on the boards 41-37 and did most of their damage in the second half by going to the line 22 times. The Eagles hit 17-22 in the second half and 24-of-30 for the game from the foul line.
Asbury will be back home on Saturday January 30th for their annual Think Pink Day as they host the St. Louis Pharmacy Eutectics at 1:00 pm. The guys will follow at 3:00 pm.