Eagles Pull Away for First Home Win
WILMORE, Ky. – A late rally in the first half pushed the Eagles to an 83-53 win over Point University (Ga.) on Thursday in the Asbury Inn-vitational. Georgetown beat No. 9 Tennessee Wesleyan 59-52 in the first game of the day.
Asbury (3-4) used a 22-4 run in the first half to overcome a six point deficit as they went into the locker room with a 35-25 lead. Both teams shot poorly in the first half as the Eagles made only 29% from the floor and the Lady Skyhawks (3-3) shot only 24%.
The Eagles would push their lead out to 34 late in the second half on their way to their largest margin of victory since Janurary 29th in a 101-34 win over St. Louis Pharmacy. The Eagles improved their shooting in the second half, knocking down 54% from the floor and seven-of-14 from long range. Asbury held Point to only four made field goals in the second half, 13% in the half and 19% for the game. The Lady Skyhawks made 20-of-22 free throws in the half and 23-of-29 in the game.
Asbury used a balanced attack to rack up the points as 14 different players recorded a point. Dorian Downs and Trenia Barbee led the way with 11 each and Lakin Griffith recorded her first double-double of the season with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Asbury out-rebounded Point 58 to 52 in the game.
The Eagles will take on Tennessee Wesleyan on Friday at 8 p.m. while Point will battle Principia College at 6 p.m. on day two of the Asbury Inn-vitational.