The Alice Lloyd Lady Eagles traveled to Midway to battle the Midway Eagles on Friday in a big conference matchup. In a game that went down to the wire, the hosts prevailed 73-68.
In the opening half, both clubs came out of the gates matching each other shot for shot. When the buzzer sounded signaling intermission, Midway was clinging to a slim lead: 36-35.
In the second half, the game remained tight throughout. Sparked by the play of Ariel Nickell and Bailey Gabbard, ALC took a two point lead with just 2:00 remaining on the clock (68-66). Regaining possession of the ball, Midway came back to tie the contest once more on a jumper.
On their next possession, ALC missed, and the hosts were able to capitalize once again to retake the lead at 70-68.
With under a minute left, Alice Lloyd again failed to make a basket and was forced to foul. Midway then sank some huge late free throws to seal the game in their favor.
For ALC (5-17, 2-2 KIAC), Nickell led all scorers with 30 points. She added 8 rebounds, too. Gabbard also shot well and accumulated 18 points. Sara Burchell and Chelsey Brown each distributed 4 assists.
Midway (3-16, 2-2 KIAC) was led by Whitney Odom with 20 points.
For December 2012 and May 2013 graduates ONLY. This will be an afternoon of great fun, food, and prizes. Attendees will receive convocation credit. PLEASE NOTE: Everything kicks off at 11:30 AM in the Cushing Hall auditorium!