Eagles Drop Second Straight
WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. – Asbury women scored a season-low 56 points in a loss on Monday night to KIAC-newcomer Point Park. The Eagles have now scored below 70 points in back-to-back games after not doing so in their first 14 games. Asbury has lost two straight.
After leading for most of the first 14 minutes the Eagles gave up the lead and never got it back. The Eagles trailed 29-32 at the break. Asbury (11-5, 1-1 KIAC) shot 29 percent in the first half before turning it up in the second, connecting at a 43 percent clip.
Trenia Barbee led all scorers with 22 points but labored to an 8-of-22 shooting night. Annissia Wood added 11 points for the Eagles. Point Park had four players in double digits, led by Ja’Nia McPhatter with 17 points.
The Eagles had won five straight before losing to No. 23 Huntington on Saturday and to Point Park on Monday. Point Park is receiving votes in the NAIA II poll. Four of their five losses this season have been to teams either in the Top-25 or receiving votes at the time of the game. They have yet to win a game this season against such a team.
Laura Carroll scored eight points against the Pioneers to give her 1,379 for her career. She needs 32 more to pass April Henderson and become the school’s all-time leader.
Asbury will close out their first trip to Pittsburgh against Carlow on Tuesday at 7:30pm.