Carroll Becomes All-Time Leading Scorer as Eagles Snap Three Game Slide
WILMORE, Ky. – A jumper with 8:56 left in the second half against Carlow on Friday night gave senior guard Laura Carroll her 18th point of the game and her 1,411th for her career, moving her past April Henderson for the school’s all-time lead. Carroll finished with 22 points to lead all scorers as the Eagles won 87-79.
Asbury (12-6, 2-2 KIAC) snapped a three-game losing streak with the win over Carlow. The Eagles fell to the Celtics to end 2012 in Pittsburgh, 68-67. Asbury never led in the first game but fixed that on Friday, scoring the first two points. Carlow kept it close in the first half, leading by as much as seven. The two teams tied six times and each team took the lead three separate times. The second half was a much different story.
The Eagles carried a three point lead into halftime, 41-38. The lead was never that close again as the Eagles shot 49 percent in the second half after only connecting at a 39 percent clip in the first half. Carroll scored 14 of her 22 in the second half and finished the game 10-of-18 from the floor. She also grabbed six rebounds and handed out six assists.
Asbury applied pressure in the second half that helped lead them to victory. The Eagles scored 17 fast break points in the second half after forcing 12 turnovers. Asbury pushed the lead to 18 in the second half.
Dorian Downs connected on four three-pointers to finish with 12 points. She added six rebounds and three blocks. Trenia Barbee added 19 points despite a tough shooting night. The senior was just 6-of-15 from the floor but made 5-of-6 from the foul line. She led the team with seven rebounds and four steals. Carlow was led by Chanel Berry who scored 21 points off the bench.
Asbury will look for revenge again on Saturday as they host Point Park at 12pm. Laura Carroll will be honored before the game.