Women's Basketball Holds On to Capture Win vs. CCU
WILMORE, Ky. - Asbury held a lead by as much as 30 points Thursday night but held on for just a six point win against the visiting Eagles from CCU. The 78-72 win pushed Asbury's win streak to seven games.
Ellie Steiner led the Eagles in scoring for the fourth straight game and the eighth time this season with her 23 points. Kylee Gorby (15 points) and Annissia Wood (10 points) combined for 25. Gorby and Wood also combined for 12 of the Eagles' 21 assists.
On the other side of the court, CCU's Beth Moorman matched Steiner's 23 but just wasn't enough for her team.
The hosts started out hot. Through 20 minutes, Asbury had built a 25-point lead on over .550 percent from the floor. They forced 10 CCU turnovers and took the game into the half at 46-21.
The Eagles would stretch their lead to as much as 30 in the early minutes of the second, but costly turnovers, poor shooting, and a hot streak from the visiting Eagles chipped away at the comfortable lead. Asbury would hold on long enough to secure the win and improve to 13-3 on the season, and 4-1 in the KIAC.
The Eagles get a few days off prior to the start of the spring semester, returning to action at IU-Southeast in New Albany, Ind., in January 14th.
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