Eagles fall to Grenadiers in second half
NEW ALBANY, Ind. – Asbury’s women couldn’t hold on to a six point halftime lead and dropped their second straight, 56-49 to Indiana Southeast. IUS remains unbeaten in eight conference games while the Eagles fall to 2-7 in KIAC action.
Asbury built their first half lead thanks to their 3-2 zone which forced the Grenadiers to shoot only 21% from the floor and forced them into 3-of-18 shooting from long range. But the second half the Grenadiers started on a 9-3 run to take the lead back for good.
IUS shot 48% in the second half while the Eagles shot only 25%. For the game both teams shot poorly, Asbury at 32% and IUS at 33% overall. The Grenadiers would push their lead up to 11 with just under seven minutes left in the game.
Asbury would cut the lead back down to three on two occasions, the final time coming with a minute left. But IUS would quickly score five straight and would hit free throws down the stretch to preserve the victory.
Lakin Griffth led the Eagles with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Leading scorer Laura Carroll struggled to only eight points on 4-of-14 shooting. The Eagles won the battle on the boards 46-40.
The Eagles will host Cincinnati Christian on Tuesday at 6:00 pm. One of Asbury’s two conference victories came against CCU back in January.