Eagles Cruise to Fourth Straight Win as Carroll Notches 1,000
WILMORE, Ky. – Laura Carroll became the 8th player in school history to score 1,000 points as Asbury cruised to an 83-63 KIAC win over Brescia on Thursday night. The Eagles trailed only briefly at 2-0 before quickly seizing the lead. They would push it out to as much as 35 in the second half.
Carroll (Paintsville, Ky.) knocked down her final shot of the game with 6:26 remaining, giving her a game-high 24 and surpassing 1,000 in her career at 1,001. Carroll was nearly perfect from the floor, connecting on 11-of-12 from the field and making both free throw attempts. She is the second player to surpass the career point milestone, as Ellen Gray did so back in November.
Brescia (7-14, 0-3 KIAC) stayed close in the first half as Hollie Anson knocked down five three’s in the period. The Lady Bearcats took a 14-point Eagle lead and trimmed it to four at 39-35 at halftime. Anson finished with a team-high 20 points.
Asbury (11-9, 4-0 KIAC) held Brescia to 35 percent shooting in the second half and just over 40 percent for the game. The Eagles connected on 55 percent in the second half including 12-of-16 to start the half, they finished the game shooting 48 percent.
Trenia Barbee scored 19 points and grabbed six rebounds and Ellie Steiner chipped in with 10 points in nine minutes off the bench. Chelsea Williams dished out five assists and Lakin Griffith and Rachel Hodge led the team with seven rebounds each.
Asbury played all 16 players in uniform, Brescia only dressed eight. The Eagles and Lady Bearcats will meet again in Owensboro on February 10.
The current four-game winning streak is two off the school best six-game streak which has been achieved twice, most recently during the 2008-09 season. This is the longest winning streak in conference play.
Asbury will be on the road for the next two games, first travelling to Alice Lloyd on January 24 and then to Indiana Southeast on January 26.