Women's Basketball Takes Rematch With IUS
NEW ALBANY, Ind. - Asbury's winning streak continued at seven games on Tuesday night as they took down the team they lost to last, IU-Southeast (8-7, 4-2 KIAC), on the road 54-52.
Annissia Wood and Sam Burr showed poise in the waning moments as both converted at the line after the hosts made a run at the Eagles' 10-point lead. Wood led the Eagles (14-3, 5-1 KIAC) with a double-double on 10 points and 11 boards.
Steiner-- the Eagles' leading scorer this season-- had a game-high 11 points.
With 8:29 remaining in the second half, the Eagles held a nine point lead over the Grenadiers, one that seemed fairly constant over the course of the contest after jumping out to the 7-0 lead.
A 6-0 run from IUS cut the lead to just three with 5:43 remaining in the game. With a combination of missed buckets on both ends and with both teams in the double bonus for fouls, the end of the game seemed neck-and-neck and would come down to how the Eagles converted on their freebies.
The Eagles would shoot 8-of-10 from the line-- the only points they scored inside of five minutes remaining-- in the final minutes of the game to edge the Grenadiers. Wood made five of the eight shots. Asbury also forced a turnover with 17 seconds remaining after a trip to the line to draw a foul and push the lead to four after two makes from Burr.
IUS' Heather Wheat made a last second shot but turned out being too little, too late for the hosts who dropped the KIAC matchup.
The real stat line at the end of the night came from the Eagles' defense. IUS was held to just .262 percent from the field on 16-61 from the field. IUS was just 4-23 from beyond the arc as the Eagles shot .438 from deep, hitting 7-16.
The Eagles return to action on Saturday as they play host to St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Game time is slated for 2 p.m.
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