IUS powers past Eagles
WILMORE, Ky. – Indiana Southeast ran away from the Eagles in the second half as Asbury dropped their conference home opener 67-50 on Saturday night. The Grenadiers turned a close game early into a blowout, out-scoring the Eagles 43-14 from the 12:53 mark in the first half until the 11:17 mark in the second half.
Asbury (9-11, 1-2 KIAC) grabbed an early 11-7 lead as Lakin Griffith scored nine of the team’s first 11 points. Griffith would finish as the only Eagle in double-figures with 13 points, she would also lead all players with nine rebounds. Asbury shot only 31% for the game while the Grenadiers hit at a 45% clip.
Nicole Holman led all scorers with 15 points for IUS, one of four Grenadiers in double-digits. Kortney Woods and Megan Murphy added 11 points while Alden Krausse chipped in with 10.
Asbury’s leading scorer, Laura Carroll, was held to only five points on 2-of-11 shooting. That is her lowest output since scoring only four points against Grace Bible on November 12th. Carroll would add five rebounds and four assists.
The Eagles would out-rebound IUS, 35-34 but turned the ball over 18 times which led to 12 IUS points. The Grenadiers turned it over 12 times but Asbury failed to capitalize, scoring zero points off turnovers. IUS would also beat up the Eagles in the post with 28 points in the paint compared to only 14 for Asbury.
IUS remains the lone unbeaten in the KIAC at 4-0 and 13-5 overall.
Asbury will head to Berea on Tuesday to battle the Lady Mountaineers at 5:30 pm.