Eagles drop third straight
WILMORE, Ky. – A back and forth game early, ran away from the Eagles, as they dropped their third straight, 79-71 against Brescia on Saturday afternoon. There were four ties and two lead changes in the first half and none in the second.
Asbury (9-13, 1-4 KIAC) fell to 1-4 in league play for the second straight year. The Eagles couldn’t find an answer for the KIAC’s leading scorer in the first half as Brittany Bird scored 23 of her game-high 29 points. Bird finished 9-of-12 from the floor and 6-of-6 from beyond the arc.
The Lady Bearcats shot 62% from the floor in the first half and connected on 6-of-10 from long range. They finished the game at 59% overall and hit nine of 17 threes. Asbury shot 41% overall and made 8-of-20 from three-point range. The Eagles were nearly perfect from the free-throw line, connecting on 17-of-19.
Laura Carroll led Asbury with 24 points and four assists. Dorian Downs hit five threes and finished with 17 points off the bench and Lakin Griffith scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds.
After Asbury started last year at 1-4 in the conference they battled back to 6-6 before losing the finale and finishing at 6-7. Their first chance to move in that direction this year will come next Thursday when they host Alice Lloyd in double-header action. The women will tip at 6:00 pm.