Eagles snap skid with near record win
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Asbury’s women snapped a four game losing streak by jumping all over St. Louis College of Pharmacy in the opening minutes of a 101-34 victory on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles scored the first seven points and then 23 of the next 25 en route to a 30-2 advantage with 9:28 left in the first half.
All 13 Eagles scored in the game with only two reaching double-figures, Ellen Gray led all players with 14 points. Gray connected on 5-of-7 field goal attempts including four three-pointers. Asbury (10-15, 2-4 KIAC) hit 12-of-31 three point attempts overall and shot 48% from the floor.
Ashlea Hollon was the only other Eagle in double digits with 10 points. Hollon hit both of her three point attempts. Seven other Eagles scored at least eight points. Leading scorer Laura Carroll scored a season low two points, taking only one shot in the game.
Asbury rolled into halftime up 51-14 as the Lady Eutectitcs made only 6-of-21 shots. They were only 14-of-49 for the game, 28.6%. The Eagles continued their dominance in the second half hitting half of their 12 threes and making all 12 free throw attempts. Asbury was a perfect 15-for-15 from the line in the game.
The Eagles more than doubled up the Lady Eutectics on the glass, pulling down 52 rebounds to only 25 for Pharmacy. Caitlyn Figgins led all players with 10 rebounds, she also finished with eight points. The Eagles dished out 24 assists on 37 made field goals led by Carroll and Chelsea Williams with five each. Nine different players recorded an assist in the game.
Asbury topped 100 points for the first time this season and the first time since November 14, 2009 when they beat Miami-Middletown 102-58. Their 67 point victory is the second widest in school history, behind only 2001’s 119-16 victory over Circleville Bible, now known as Ohio Christian.
Asbury will host Midway on Tuesday at 7:30 pm in a crucial KIAC battle. With home court in the first round of the KIAC Tournament being awarded to the top four seeds this season Asbury sits in sixth place at 2-5 with Midway and Cincinnati Christian tied for fourth at 4-3. The Eagles will play CCU on February 8th.