Barbee's 43 Lead Eagles Over Midway
MIDWAY, Ky. – Trenia Barbee broke the Asbury women’s basketball single game scoring record with 43 points in a 103-78 win over Midway in the KIAC opener for the Eagles. Barbee’s 43 is the highest in the NAIA, in either division, this season.
Barbee broke Kathryn Cochran’s school record of 38 points set back in the first season of intercollegiate basketball, Jan. 11, 1992. Barbee’s 43 came in a variety of ways. She connected on 16-of-26 from the floor, hitting 4-of-6 from long range and making 7-of-9 from the foul line. Barbee also led the team with four assists.
The Eagles cruised through the first half, shooting 58 percent from the floor and making 8-of-13 from beyond the arc. Asbury (8-3, 1-0 KIAC) led 61-37 at the half. The Eagles cooled off just slightly in the second half, shooting only 57 percent. Midway shot 50 percent for the game but turned the ball over 21 times while the Eagles gave it up just 11 times.
McKinzie Laswell led Midway (2-8, 1-2 KIAC) with 13 points. Laura Carroll was also in double digits for the Eagles, with 14 points. Carroll was a perfect 5-of-5 from the floor in the second half after a 2-of-7 performance in the first.
The 43-point performance for Barbee is the first 40-point game in NAIA II this season and tops Ariel Nickel of Alice Lloyd who scored 38 earlier in the year. Dinilesizwe Love of Jarvis Christian (Texas) previously held the highest scoring game in the NAIA across all divisions after scoring 42 just three days ago. No one in women’s college basketball has scored more points in a game as Amanda Hyde from IPFW (NCAA I) scored 43 points on Nov. 29.
After scoring 110 points last time out against Hiwassee the Eagles scored 103 points on Tuesday, marking the first time in program history that the team has had back-to-back 100-point games.
The Eagles will return home for a four-game home stand which opens on Friday against Oakland City at 7 pm.