Season Ends in Chattanooga
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Asbury’s historic season came to a close on Friday night in the semi-finals of the NCCAA Mid-East Region Tournament as the Eagles fell to the Mighty Oaks from Oakland City 90-82.
Ellen Gray led the way for the Eagles with a career-high 29 points including a career-high seven three pointers made. The senior, playing her last game as an Eagle, also hit 8-of-9 free throws in the game. Gray leaves as the second all-time leading scorer in school history with 1,280 points. She finishes her final season leading the NAIA in 3-pt percentage at .500 (98-196).
Trenia Barbee also performed well in the game, scoring 23 points and hitting four threes. The junior shot 9-of-19 from the floor and grabbed five rebounds. Laura Carroll struggled shooting the ball, only 2-for-9 in the game with seven points but also handed out seven assists. Lakin Griffith pulled down eight rebounds but scored only seven points on 3-for-11 shooting.
The Eagles shot 35 percent in the first half and trailed 51-34 at the break. In the second half Asbury made 47 percent of their shots and held Oakland City to 42 percent, down from their first half’s 48 percent, but it wasn’t enough.
The Eagles season ends for the first time in their 21 year history with a winning record and a KIAC Regular Season Championship. The Eagles also set a school mark with 18 wins.