Eagles Blowout Midway
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury rolled to a 116-77 victory over Midway College on Tuesday night, their 116 points are a season high and the second highest total in school history. Trenia Barbee led the way with 29 points in just 24 minutes.
Asbury (13-10, 6-1 KIAC) shot 59% from the floor, a season high and the first time in 11 games that they shot above 50%. The Eagles took a 53-21 lead into halftime after connecting on half of their 43 attempts. They would hit on nearly 70% in the second half (25-of-36).
Barbee finished with 29 points after scoring 21 in the first half in only 11 minutes of action. Overall the junior made 12-of-18 shots and all four free throws. Barbee just missed tying her career-high of 30 points set earlier this year. She also added seven rebounds and four steals.
Ellen Gray needed only eight shots to score 19 points as the senior connected on four-of-five from beyond the arc. Laura Carroll would also finish in double figures with 15 as would Lakin Griffith with 12. Griffith would also pull down a team-high eight rebounds. Carroll would record five assists. Chelsea Williams just missed a double-double with eight points and a career-high eight assists.
Asbury never trailed in the game and quickly jumped out to a 15-4 lead just under three minutes into the game. The Eagles would push the lead out to 31 at 42-11 as Barbee scored 19 of her points in the first nine plus minutes. The lead would reach its highest point of the first half at 53-19.
In the second half the Eagles dialed up the offense even more, scoring 63 points and pushing the lead to 41 before a last second basket ended the game with a 39-point differential. 16 players saw the court for Asbury as 12 scored.
Forty-two points came from the bench as 42 also came in the paint. The Eagles missed only two of their 15 free throw attempts on the night. Midway (4-19, 2-5 KIAC) made 21-of-32 from the line or the game would have gotten really out of hand as they made just 25-of-68 shots from the field. Asbury out-rebounded Midway 47-33.
Asbury will travel to Kentucky Christian for a non-conference battle on Friday at 7:30 p.m. before jumping back into KIAC action on Saturday, hosting St. Louis College of Pharmacy at 2 p.m. on Think Pink Day and Senior Day.