Barbee, Gray Shoot Past Midway
MIDWAY, Ky. – For the first time since 2009 Asbury’s women’s basketball team left Marshall Gymnasium on the campus of Midway College as a winner, defeating the Lady Eagles 81-44 on Thursday night.
Asbury (8-9, 1-0 KIAC) limited Midway to 31% shooting in the game and only 18 field goal attempts in the first half. Asbury made 16 field goals in the first half, taking a 44-18 lead to the break. Midway (1-15, 0-2) committed 26 turnovers in the game.
Trenia Barbee (Detroit, Mich.) led the Eagles with 24 points on eight-of-13 shooting and connected on seven-of-10 free throws. The junior also grabbed four rebounds and made five steals in just 20 minutes of action. She leads the Eagles with 16.5 points per game on the season.
Senior guard Ellen Gray scored 17 points in 21 minutes of action, knocking down five-of-six from three-point range. The Owensboro native came into the game second in the NAIA DII in 3-point field goal percentage (.479) and 10th in 3-point field goals made per game (2.9). Gray is currently the school leader in three-pointers made with 198.
Asbury won the battle on the boards 48-40, led by Lakin Griffith (Olive Hill, Ky.) with eight. The junior forward also scored six points. 12 different Eagles scored in the game as 14 saw the court and logged at least six minutes each.
The Eagles shot only 38% from the floor with grabbed 17 offensive rebounds. They connected on eight-of-16 from beyond the arc. Midway made only one-of-12 from three-point range. Mckinzie Laswell led Midway with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Asbury will open their home conference slate by hosting #25 Indiana Southeast on Saturday at 2 pm in the Luce Center. Asbury has never beaten the Grenadiers.