Eagles Overcome Alice Lloyd Late, Keep Pace in KIAC
With AsburyEagles.com writer Kristen Cope
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury and Alice Lloyd College battled for forty minutes and, in the end, the Eagles – in front of the largest home crowd all season – pulled out a 72-67 win.
From the beginning both Asbury and Alice Lloyd fought back and forth as the points climbed symmetrically for both teams. During the first half Alice Lloyd shot 43 percent from the field and Asbury was close behind with 42. Asbury couldn’t find the offense to take the lead headed into the intermission as they fell behind by two points with a 35-37 halftime score.
The second half proved to be stronger for Asbury as Lizzie Hoffa provided a huge spark for the Eagles and scored key buckets in the second-20. She provided nine big points off the bench for Asbury, including a 5-0 run by herself with two buckets and freebie that put the Eagles ahead midway through the frame.
Annissia Wood led the Eagles with 15 points. Kylee Gorby put up 12 to help Asbury clinch the win.
Rebound leaders for Asbury included Kelli Rinehart, Kylee Gorby and Wood – 6 pull downs each. Defensively the Asbury Eagles caused 17 turnovers for Alice Lloyd, 10 of those being steals. Cassidy Flynn snatched up three of those steals personally, provided yet another spark off the bench in front of a raucous home crowd.
The win leaves Asbury 23-6, 13-5. Alice Lloyd’s loss puts them 17-8, 12-4.
Key plays and perfect timed buckets advanced Asbury to another win for the season and the conference. This was the Eagle’s last game of the season as they finished first in the KIAC Conference despite games yet to be played in the conference this weekend. They will continue on into more conference play as the KIAC tournament will begin next week.