Eagles Streak Hits Four in Blowout of Lady Eutectics
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury reached 15 wins for only the second time in school history in a 90-43 blowout win over St. Louis Pharmacy on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles honored their three seniors, Ellen Gray, Ashlea Hollon and Demetria Todd before the game.
Asbury (15-10, 7-1 KIAC) never trailed and were never threatened in winning their fourth straight. They have won eight of their last nine overall. The Eagles knocked down 15 three-pointers and shot 45.5 percent from the floor while holding the Lady Eutectics to 27 percent shooting. St. Louis Pharmacy (0-16, 0-5 KIAC) also turned the ball over 30 times.
Ellen Gray scored a team-high 20 points and six assists on her senior day, knocking down five threes to move within five of tying the single season school record. The guard already holds the career three-point school record and currently leads NAIA DII in three-point percentage.
Ellie Steiner recorded 18 points and seven rebounds in making only her seventh start of the year. Steiner made seven-of-nine from the floor and three-of-four from the three point line. Asbury rested three regular starters in Trenia Barbee, Laura Carroll and Lakin Griffith. Kelli Rinehart came off the bench to score 13 points.
The two other seniors also posted good numbers, as Ashlea Hollon scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds. Demetria Todd scored four points and pulled down eight rebounds. The Eagles out-rebounded St. Louis Pharmacy 40-33 in the game.
The Eagles shot 51 percent in the second half and 47 percent from the three point line in opening an 18-point halftime lead to 44 seven minutes into the second half. The lead will grow further to 52.
Asbury previously won 15 games in 2008-09, Flener’s first full season at the helm. Their seven conference wins are the most for the program and they will finish above .500 in conference play for the first time. Asbury’s win also secures a winning record for the first time in school history.
The Eagles will host Berea in a doubleheader on Tuesday at 6 p.m.