Eagles bounce back with OT victory
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury blew a nine point second half lead but fought back in overtime to pull out a 71-69 victory over Kentucky Christian on Saturday afternoon. It was the second straight game the Eagles have gone to overtime.
Ellen Gray was 11-11 from the free throw line en route to a team-high 19 points as Asbury (4-7) was 20-23 from the line on the day. Lakin Griffith’s three-point play in overtime gave the Eagles the lead for good with just over two minutes left. Griffith finished with 15 points and a team best nine rebounds.
Kentucky Christian (4-7) would cut a five point deficit down to two with only 11 seconds left after Tara Weddle hit a deep three, Weddle led all scorers with 21 points. The Lady Knights would foul and with seven seconds left Gray would knock down her 10th and 11th free throws of the day. The Lady Knights’ Tanya Bowens made a layup and was fouled with three seconds left, but after the miss, Gray would pull down the rebound to run out the clock.
Laura Carroll scored 18 points and was 6-7 from the foul line but her career high seven assists helped keep the Eagles balanced on offense. Asbury would win the battle on the boards 38-36.
The Eagles have won five straight in the series dating back to the 2008 season. Asbury won this year’s first meeting in Grayson 71-63.
Asbury will host Pikeville College on Tuesday at 8:00 pm. The game will follow the men’s game at 6:00 pm against Temple Baptist.