Pioneers Rally Past Eagles
Lexington, Ky. - Despite leading most of the game Asbury couldn't hold off the Pioneers from Transylvania on Wednesday night at the Beck Center, losing 72-67. The Eagles would lead by as much as 16 and were up 45-31 at the half.
Asbury (13-14) was led by sophomores Courtney Albin (Hartford, Ky.) and Ellen Gray (Owensboro, Ky.) who both scored 15 points. Both guards have been in a funk of late as Albin hasn't scored that much since she scored 18 against Alice Lloyd on January 28th. Gray hadn't even been in double-figures since January 19th, and her 15 point performance on Wednesday since November 14th.
Transy was able to get to the line 29 times in the game, while Asbury only shot six free throws. Transy outscored the Eagles 41-22 in the second half as the Pioneers were able to push the lead to as much as 10 after intermission. Both teams shot close to 40% and Transy was able to pull down seven more rebounds than the Eagles. The Pioneers turned 18 offensive rebounds into 14 second chance points.
Asbury will close out KIAC action on Friday night as they travel to Cincinnati Christian for a 5:30 pm tip. With a win the Eagles will lock up a top four seed and would host a KIAC Tournament Opening Round game on Tuesday February 23rd.