by Anthony Sizemore, Student Sports Reporter
The Alice Lloyd Eagles finished out a tough road stretch last night versus the Brescia University Bearcats in Owensboro, Ky. In this important conference matchup, the Eagles gave a tremendous effort, but fell just short as the home team won, 68-60.
ALC came into the game vying for two wins in a row after their walkover of IU Kokomo last Saturday. In the first half, Alice Lloyd played the damage limitation game as they got behind by as many as eight points. The Eagles showed some resilience and kept the game close, pulling to within six at the half (33-27).
The second half was hard fought throughout. The teams exchanged lead changes a few times as neither was able to pull away. Alice Lloyd stayed within striking distance and was able to put themselves in a position to try and steal one from the home team at the end. Trailing by only two points with under a minute left in the game, the Eagles failed to convert on the offensive end. Afterwards, Brescia canned their free throws to put the game on ice.
With the loss, ALC drops to 10-9 on the season (5-4 KIAC) and sits in 5th place in the conference, behind Brescia.
The Eagles were led by senior Stuart Stamper‘s 26 points.
Brescia’s (11-8, 5-4 KIAC) Jermain Langley scored 20 points to help his club claim the victory.
Not much separated these two teams, but the difference in the game came down to the battle of the boards. The Bearcats scrapped for 53 rebounds to ALC’s 29.
The Eagles will get a few days of rest before returning on Saturday, February 1st, to challenge conference #1 and undefeated IU Southeast in Pippa Passes. Game time is set for 4 PM.