Patriots run away from Eagles
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury shot only 36% from the floor in a 91-72 loss to St. Catharine on Monday night at the Luce Center. The Eagles fell behind by 16 at halftime after a 21-5 run by the Patriots in the final seven minutes.
Asbury (3-6) climbed back in the game in the second half after a bizarre sequence of events saw the Eagles score seven points in one trip. Ellen Gray hit a three from the top of the key with 10:29 to play. St. Catharine’s Taylor Oliver was whistled for a foul trying to fight through a screen as Gray shot, which caused St. Catharine Head Coach Leann Bramblett to receive her second technical and be ejected. Caitlyn Figgins made the one-and-one free throws and Laura Carroll made both technical foul shots.
That wild sequence cut the lead to 10 but the Patriots would quickly answer with five quick points. Asbury would again make a run, cutting the lead to eight with just over four minutes remaining, but a seven point run by the Patriots put the game out of reach for the Eagles.
Ellen Gray poured in 21 points for Asbury including knocking down six treys in only 26 minutes of action. Gray picked up three fouls in the first half after just nine minutes. Laura Caroll led the Eagles with 24 points and hit on 10-11 from the charity stripe. Carroll also handed out four assists but committed 10 of the team’s 24 turnovers. Lakin Griffith led all players with seven rebounds.
St. Catharine used their size and bulk in the post to their advantage as Danielle Brown came off the bench to score 16 points and led the team with six rebounds. Courtney Milam led all scorers with 28 points and was perfect at the line, 7-7. St. Catharine out rebounded the Eagles 39-27.
The teams combined to commit 55 fouls and shoot 69 free throws in the game. St. Catharine made 29-40 while the Eagles hit on 22-29.
Asbury will next be in action on the road against Cincinnati-Clermont on December 2nd at 7:00 pm.