Asbury loses heartbreaker
WILMORE, Ky. – Midway’s only lead of the game came at the only time it counted, pulling off a 78-77 victory over Asbury on Tuesday night. Asbury led throughout and held a 16 point halftime lead but let it slip away as Midway took their only lead with five seconds remaining.
The Eagles (10-15, 2-6 KIAC) built their lead in the first half as Lakin Griffith hit a three to start the scoring. Griffith would finish with 17 points and eight rebounds. A 9-2 run in the closing minutes pushed the lead to 16 at 40-24 heading into the break. Asbury would push their lead to 18 on two different occasions, the last coming with 14:23 remaining.
Midway (8-16, 5-4 KIAC) would respond with a 17-5 run to cut the lead down to six in the next six minutes. Asbury would lead by six with as late as three minutes left in the game. Midway cut it to a one point game for the first time all game with a minute left as Kayla Rose scored two of her 10 points.
Laura Carroll responded with two of her 14 with 39 seconds remaining, that made it a three point game. Lyndsay Champlin hit a two for Midway to cut it back down to one with 23 seconds left. After a timeout Carroll was fouled, sending her to the line for the bonus. Carroll missed the front end setting up Odom’s game winner. Carroll would take a pull up three with two seconds left that hit the front of the rim.
Carroll finished with 14 points and eight assists. Ellen Gray led the Eagles with 18 points, connecting on 4-of-9 from long range. Midway was led by Champlin and Odom with 15 each. Rose added 10 assists to her 10 points. Midway shot 45% for the game and scored 17 second chance points off of 15 offensive rebounds. Asbury shot 48% and hit on 10-of-22 from three-point range. Midway out-rebounded the Eagles 44-32.
Asbury heads to conference leader Indiana Southeast (7-0 KIAC) on Saturday for a 2:00 pm tip.