The Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles traveled to New Albany, Indiana to battle the defending KIAC conference champion IU Southeast Lady Grenadiers Saturday afternoon. In a contest that went down to the wire, the Eagles dropped a difficult 63-60 decision.
In the opening half, the clubs matched each other on the offensive end as they both connected on twelve field goals apiece. IUSE hit 4-9 from behind the arc, however, and led 38-32 at the break.
In the second half, the Eagles held the hosts to 7-28 shooting from the field and kept themselves in the game. The contest went down to the final seconds; but, unfortunately, the Grenadiers were able to claw out the important conference win.
For ALC (10-19, 6-4 KIAC), sophomore forward Ariel Nickell continued her excellent play as she poured in a game high 25 points and hauled down 12 rebounds. She also added 3 steals on the afternoon.
Freshman forward Chelsea Brown came off the bench to add 10 points and grab 9 rebounds of her own, while scrappy senior point guard Sarah Burchell dished off 5 assists and had 5 steals, which were both game highs.
IUSE (21-7, 8-2 KIAC) was paced by the trio of Heather Wheat, Ashmere Woods, and Megan Murphy, each of them tossing in 13 points.