Griffith Leads Eagles To First Win
GRAYSON, Ky. – Lakin Griffith recorded her second double-double of the year as the Asbury women’s basketball team picked up their first win with a 71-63 win over Kentucky Christian University in the first day of the Super 8 Classic.
Griffith scored 17 points on six-of-11 shooting and pulled down 15 rebounds including 13 on the defensive glass. Griffith also led the team with five assists. Asbury jumped out to a 42-27 halftime lead thanks in large part to hot shooting. The Eagles knocked down 59% from the floor and 60% from distance before the break and shot 50% and 47% for the game. Asbury came in shooting under 40% from the floor on the season.
Juniors Christy Gemmell and Ellen Gray were also double-digit scorers for the first time this year, Gemmell pouring in a game-high 18 and Gray providing 14 off the bench. Gray knocked down four threes on the night.
Asbury’s defense forced KCU into 33% shooting for the night and despite giving up 14 offensive rebounds to the Lady Knights won the battle of the boards 36-34.
The Eagles will face Grace Bible College today at 2:00 pm in Grayson on day two of the Super 8 Classic.