Eagles Withstand Late Push to Beat Warriors
WILMORE, Ky. - Paced by a team high 21 points from Junior Trenia Barbee (Detroit, Mich.), the Eagles put 82 points on the board to record their fifth win of the season. The Eagles led by thirteen at the half, and withstood a late push by the Warriors to beat Rochester (Mich.) College 82-74.
Asbury (5-6) had three players score in double-figures. Barbee, who came off the bench to lead the team in scoring, went six-for-12 from the field, and one-for-three from behind the three point arc. Laura Carroll (Paintsville, Ky.) went eight-for-11 from the field, and finished with 18 points. Ellen Gray (Owensboro, Ky.) went five-for-10 from the field and finished with 14 points.
Asbury shot 50.8% from the floor in the game and connected on 5-of-17 from long range. Rochester (Mich.) shot 37% from the field. For the Warriors, Ka’imana Ka’aikala put up 18 points to lead the team in scoring; Sam Tomaschko’s seven rebounds were the most for the team.
Ten players grabbed at least one rebound for the Eagles, as they finished with 43 in the game, compared to 34 for the Warriors. In addition to leading the team in points, Barbee led the Eagles in assists, pulling down nine on the night. Carroll led the Eagles in assists with five.
In the 6 pm match-up on the first day of the Christian College Classic, Kentucky Christian University came out on top of Alice Lloyd College by a score of 79-73. The Christian College Classic continues tomorrow, December 3rd, as Alice Lloyd takes on Rochester College at noon, and Asbury returns to action versus Kentucky Christian at 2 pm.