Late Surge Not Enough as Eagles Fall on the Road
OWENSBORO, Ky. – Asbury couldn’t come back from a 15-point second half deficit, despite their best effort. The Eagles cut the lead to two with 22 seconds left but couldn’t take the lead, falling 70-66 to the Lady Bearcats on Saturday afternoon.
Laura Carroll scored 22 of her career high 34 points in the second half as Asbury (11-17, 3-8 KIAC) out-scored Brescia (18-10, 8-4 KIAC) by seven after the break. Carroll added eight assists in the game. She has scored 61 points in her last two games. The Eagles shot 50% from the floor in the second half and were a perfect 9-for-9 from the foul line. Her 34 points are the third highest single game total in school history behind Kathryn Cochran's 38 in 1992 and Debi Powell's 35 in the same year.
After the Eagles cut the Brescia lead to two they were unable to get a steal, following Brittany Bird with 12 seconds left. Bird made both free throws and Asbury was only able to take a three as time expired.
Brescia was led by Clarissa Houston’s 20 points, including five three pointers. Bird scored nine point and dished 11 assists and had seven turnovers. Brescia shot 43% for the game as did Asbury. The difference came at the free throw line where the Lady Bearcats hit on 16-of-22 while Asbury made 12-of-13.
The Eagles will play their final home game of the season on Tuesday as they host Berea at 6:00 pm. They’ll close out the regular season at Alice Lloyd next Thursday.