Asbury drops second straight
HENDERSON, Tenn. – Asbury dropped their second straight to open the season on Saturday, 74-50 to #9 Freed-Hardeman. The Eagles have played back-to-back games against nationally ranked NAIA Division I schools.
After trailing by as many as 14 in the first half Asbury fought back from a nine point halftime deficit to pull within five in the second half. Lakin Griffith recorded a double-double with 22 points and 13 rebounds as the Eagles kept the rebounding battle close at 39-34 Freed-Hardeman.
For the second straight night turnovers hurt Asbury big time with 26 on Saturday the Eagles have turned it over 47 times in two games. Asbury shot a respectable 40% from the floor while holding FHU to 44% for the game. The Eagles got to the free throw line 12 more times than Friday night but couldn’t cash in, as they shot six-of-14 from the charity stripe.
Laura Carroll added 12 points for Asbury as the sophomore point guard reached double figures for the second consecutive night. Asbury only collected five assists as a team, Carroll had two of them. FHU was led by Meribeth Boehler’s double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Asbury will face their third consecutive nationally ranked team as they travel to Williamsburg, Ky. on Monday to face University of the Cumberlands at 7:30 pm.