Women's Basketball Marches Past Cougars
WILMORE, Ky. – Five Eagles were in double-figures as the Asbury women’s basketball team secured their fifth straight win, 79-65 on Saturday in the Pritchett Classic. Alice Lloyd won the other women’s game in the classic on the day, 75-60 over Point (Ga.) University.
The Eagles jumped out to an early lead thanks to the long-ball, knocking down 8-of-17 from beyond the arc in the first half. Chelsea Clark hit three of her team-high four three’s in the first half, scoring nine of her 16. Laura Carroll hit a rare three in the first half, her first attempt of the season and finished with 12 points. Carroll also dished out six assists and had three steals.
Trenia Barbee used the open lanes from the hot shooting to penetrate the Cougar defense. The senior guard finished with 21 points on 9-of-17 shooting. She also led the team with nine rebounds and added three assists as well. Barbee has led the Eagles in scoring in six of eight games this year and has topped 20 in six games as well.
Asbury (6-2) defeated UC-Clermont for the second time in a week, after also beating the Cougars in the Super 8 Classic a week ago. The Eagles shot 38 percent on Saturday as the Cougars shot 37.5 percent from the floor. The Cougars made only 4-of-14 from beyond the arc while the Eagles knocked down 9-of-23.
Lakin Griffith and Sam Burr each scored 10 points. Burr scored her 10 in only 11 minutes of action off the bench and connected on both three point attempts.
The Eagles out-rebounded the Cougars 49-40. Asbury turned the ball over 14 times while forcing 17 UCC turnovers.
Asbury will be back in action on Tuesday as they host No. 24 Union (Ky.) at 6pm.