Asbury Blows Past CCU
Wilmore, Ky. - Asbury came in looking for revenge after suffering a loss to Cincinnati Christian on Friday night, and found it with a 79-51 throttling of the Golden Eagles. Asbury controlled the game from start to finish and smoothly slides into the semi-finals on Friday.
Asbury (14-16) jumped out to a commanding 41-23 halftime lead thanks in large part to their defense. Cincinnati Christian shot only 24% from the floor in the first half as Asbury put on pressure all night long. Cincinnati Christian only shot 27% for the game and failed to connect on their 12 three point attempts.
Dorian Downs led all scorers with 17 points including knocking down five threes. Downs has hit at least five threes in a game four times this year. Lakin Griffith and Ellen Gray added 12 and 11 points respectively. Asbury shot 40% from the floor and 41% from beyond the arc. They hit 16-of-19 from the foul line.
The Eagles have used a balanced attack all season and they showed that to perfection on Tuesday night as 11 girls scored. Seven different players registered at least one assist as Hayley Spivey led the way with four of the team's 18. Asbury pulled down 50 rebounds compared to 46 for CCU. 13 different Eagles grabbed at least one rebound as Lakin Griffith led the charge with six.
Asbury moves into the semi-finals where they will meet #1 seed Indiana Southeast at 2:00 pm Friday at the Frankfort Civic Center.