Lady Bulldogs Run Away From Eagles in Second Half
WILMORE, Ky. – No. 24 Union ran away from the Eagles in the second half, taking a five point halftime lead and quickly jumping to a double digit lead in a 107-87 victory over the Eagles. Asbury was outscored by 15 in the second half and gave up 50 or more points in each half.
Laura Carroll poured in 27 points for the Eagles and Trenia Barbee added 25 but Asbury (6-3) couldn’t keep pace with the Lady Bulldogs (5-2). No other Eagle was in double digits as five Union players eclipsed 10 points. Lindsay Waters led all scorers with 31 points on 14-of-20 shooting.
Both Carroll and Barbee made 11 field goals but no one else made more than two as the Eagles struggled to score early in the second half. Union outscored the Eagles 23-8 in the first eight minutes of the second half, pushing the lead out to 20. The lead eventually reached 29 at 90-61. Asbury never got within 10 after the first minute of the second half.
The Lady Bulldogs shot an astounding 60 percent from the floor, connecting on 39-of-65 shots. They also hit 6-of-12 from beyond the three point arc as the Eagles made just 2-of-11 from downtown. Union enjoyed a 48-29 advantage on the glass as Waters and Lydia Nash each pulled down nine boards.
Laura Carroll’s 27 points give her 1,295 for her career, moving her past Ellen Gray for second all-time on the school list. She needs just 115 to tie all-time leader Tonya Maupin.
The Eagles will play on Saturday at NCAA I Gardner Webb in an exhibition game. Live video will be available for a fee here. Live stats will also be available at GWU’s website. Asbury returns to regular season action on Nov. 28 at home against Hiwassee at 6pm.