Eagles Fall to Lady Knights for the Second Time
WILMORE, Ky. – Although a late push left the Eagles ahead by one at the half, Asbury was not able to maintain the lead to give Kentucky Christian their first loss of the season. Junior Laura Carroll’s 19 points, a team high, were not enough, as Asbury fell 83-74 to the Kentucky Christian Lady Knights.
In addition to Carroll’s 19 points, two other Eagles scored in the double digits. Dorian Downs went 4-for-10 from the field, and 2-for-5 from behind the three point arc to finish with 10 points. Trenia Barbee went 6-for-17 from the field, and recorded a free throw to finish with 13 points.
Asbury (5-7) began the second half with the lead, but quickly saw it slip away as the Lady Knights started the half by going 9-for-9 from the field. After falling behind by as many as 20 in the second, the Eagles went on a late run to get back within six points of the Lady Knights. The late push was not enough as Asbury records their second loss of the season to Kentucky Christian.
Tara Weddle led Kentucky Christian in scoring, recording 18 points in the contest. The Lady Knights shot 52.5% from the field compared to Asbury’s 42.2%. The Lady Knights were a commanding presence in the paint, out-rebounding Asbury 46-24.
In addition to leading the Eagles in scoring, Laura Carroll recorded three assists. Dorian Downs led the Eagles in rebounding with four.
In the 12 pm match-up on the final day of the Christian College Classic, Rochester (Mich.) College came out on top of Alice Lloyd College by a final score of 75-66. Gemma Gray, of Alice Lloyd College, recorded her 1000th career point during the game.
Asbury returns to action on Wednesday, December 7th when they play at home against Taylor University. The opening tip-off is scheduled for 6 pm.