by Anthony Sizemore, Student Sports Reporter
The ALC Men’s Basketball squad journeyed to Grayson, Kentucky on Tuesday, December 2nd. The Eagles gave it their all but victory would prove to be elusive for ALC on this night as Kentucky Christian came away as the victors, 89-81.
The Eagles were looking for redemption after the agonizing defeat to the hands of Shawnee State two nights before. In the early going, the teams could not get away from each other as it would stay neck and neck. Ultimately, Kentucky Christian would go into intermission with the upper-hand on Alice Lloyd, 41-35.
The second half proved to be much like the first half. The Knights would prove to be a little too much for Alice Lloyd though, as they would outscore the Eagles in the second half, 48-46. One of the biggest reasons, if not the biggest reason, as to why the Eagles were unable to come out on top was KCU’s Caleb Ford. Ford had 45 points as the sophomore forward went 16 for 23 from the field including 7 for 12 from long distance.
ALC made 52 percent of their baskets (28 for 53) including 4 for 12 (33 percent) from downtown. The Eagles converted on 21 of 28 (75 percent) free throws. KCU (2-6) shot 49 percent (33 for 67) while going 11 for 25 from three and capitalized on 12 free throws out of 15 tries (80 percent). KCU corralled 33 boards to ALC’s 24.
For Alice Lloyd (3-6), Tyler Rogers had 19 points to go along with 5 rebounds while Trevor Tiller tallied 16 points and 5 assists. Cody Malicoat (14 points) and Austin Crisp (11 points) were the other double-figure scorers for ALC.