Cold Second Half Dooms Asbury on the Road
PIPPA PASSES, Ky. – Asbury women couldn’t hold a five-point halftime lead in falling at Alice Lloyd 77-66 on Thursday evening. The Eagles fall to 19-8, 8-4 in the KIAC but maintain their second place standing.
Trenia Barbee poured in 32 points, 22 in the first half for Asbury but it wasn’t enough on this night. Asbury shot 37-percent from the floor including a 29-percent clip in the second half. Alice Lloyd was led by Ariel Nickell’s 39 points and 14 rebounds. Alice Lloyd shot 44-percent from the floor.
Asbury led by as much as six in the first half and pushed the margin to seven early in the second half but a 21-6 run by Alice Lloyd turned the tide for ALC. Asbury made one run at ALC, cutting the lead to three with just over five minutes left but were never that close again.
Both teams turned it over 18 times and Alice Lloyd won the rebounding battle 44-42. Asbury didn’t have another player in double figures after Barbee as most of the team struggled one day after a former teammate passed away. Laura Carroll made just 2-of-14 from the floor, Dorian Downs was just 1-of-8 and Lakin Griffith shot just 2-of-7. Barbee made 12-of-25 from the floor.
Asbury still holds second place in the KIAC but now is tied with Alice Lloyd at 9-5. Point Park keeps sole possession of first with a 10-3 mark. Asbury is scheduled to play at Brescia on Saturday at 7 pm eastern time.