Eagles rally back but lose lead, game
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury erased a 15-point first half deficit but couldn’t hold on in the second half, dropping their fourth straight 70-66 against Alice Lloyd on Thursday night.
The Eagles fall to 9-14 overall and 1-5 in the KIAC. Asbury allowed Alice Lloyd to shoot 54% in the first half, and shot only 32% but still were down only one at the break. Alice Lloyd took their biggest lead at 26-11 but Asbury fought back in the final eight minutes. The Eagles would out-score ALC 18-5 in the final 6:15 of the half.
Lakin Griffith scored 15 points and tied a season-high with 15 rebounds. Laura Carroll was the only other Eagle in double-figures with 17 points which led all scoreres. Those two combined to make 14 of the team’s 25 field goals. No other player made more than two field goals.
Asbury took the lead with the first bucket in the second half, a jumper by Chelsea Williams. The lead would change hands eight times in the half and Eagles would push their lead out to five at 49-44 with 12:46 remaining.
Alice Lloyd would take back the lead for good at 53-51 as Gemma Gray knocked down her second three of the game. She finished with 13 points and five assits. Whitney Fraizer led ALC with 16 points and four assists.
Asbury will take on St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Saturday in St. Louis. Tip is scheduled for 2:00 pm eastern time. The Eagles return home on Tuesday to face Midway at 7:30 pm.