Barbee leads Eagles to Second Straight Win
WILMORE, Ky. – Trenia Barbee’s first career 30-point game was enough to hold off Ohio Christian 89-82 in the women’s finale of the Zweifel/Pritchett Classic on Saturday night. The Eagles have won back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Barbee scored 18 of her 30 before halftime, hitting eight-of-nine from the field and both three point attempts. She finished 12-of-21 in the game from the floor and four-of-seven from the free throw line. The junior guard also pulled down nine rebounds and handed out three assists.
Only seven players scored for the Eagles (7-8), but all five starters reached double figures. Lakin Griffith recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 18 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Ellen Gray scored 14 points as Chelsea Williams and Laura Carroll added 11 and 10 respectively.
The teams were tied 10 times in the game and changed leads 16 times. Ohio Christian (7-3) took an eight point lead into halftime after leading by as many as 10. The Eagles opened the second half on an 8-0 run to tie it at 45-45.
From there the lead changed hands 13 times before the Eagles grabbed it for good at 67-66 with 7:40 remaining. Asbury would connect on 47% of their shots in the game and only four-of-16 from three point range. The Eagles made 15-of-35 just a day earlier. The Trailblazers would hit only 39% of their field goal attempts in the game.
Asbury will not be in action again until January 3 when they travel to Ogden, Utah to play Utah State in an exhibition contest. Their next regular season contest will be at home on January 10 against Cincinnati-Clermont.