Eagles Upset on the Road
OWENSBORO, Ky. – Asbury lost their first chance to claim their first KIAC Regular Season Title on Friday night in a 69-64 loss to Brescia University. The Eagles will need to win on Tuesday against Alice Lloyd or a loss by Indiana Southeast to claim at least a share of the title.
Asbury (16-11, 8-2 KIAC) shot on 38 percent from the floor against Brescia on Friday, just three weeks after shooting nearly 48 percent against the Bearcats in an 83-63 win in the Luce Center. Lakin Griffith recorded her seventh double-double of the season with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Ellen Gray continued her record-breaking performance, moving into first place on the school’s single season three-pointers made list with a four-for-eight performance. Gray now has 83 threes this season. She finished the game with a game-high 20 points. Laura Carroll added 14 points and five assists for the Eagles.
Brescia (11-16, 3-5 KIAC) was led by Hollie Anson and Demi Wendt who scored 15 points each. The duo hit five of the team’s seven threes in the game. The Bearcats out-rebounded the Eagles 41-35 led by Olivia Moore’s 11 boards.
Asbury will close out the regular season on Tuesday by hosting Alice Lloyd at 6 p.m. With a win the Eagles claim at least a share of the KIAC Regular Season Title and the top seed in the KIAC Tournament. They can win the title outright with a loss by Indiana Southeast against Alice Lloyd today or against Midway on Tuesday.