by Anthony Sizemore, Student Sports Reporter
The Alice Lloyd Eagles hosted the Shawnee State Bears out of Ohio on Sunday, November 30th. The Eagles fought tooth and nail with Shawnee State but the visitors were able to make a few more plays than the Eagles as the home team went down, 76-70.
It was ALC’s first contest in over a week, after winning on the road against Crown College. In the early going, both teams would battle each other back and forth as the lead would change hands a few times. Alice Lloyd’s biggest problem was Sean Elliott for SSU. The junior guard had 15 points in the first half for the visitors as they led 37-31 at the break.
The intensity would amplify in the second half as both teams continued to go at each other. Alice Lloyd captured the lead later on in the game. With around nine minutes ago in the game, ALC held a ten point advantage. From there, things would unravel as Shawnee State would rally. With 3:34 to play, SSU regained the edge. The Bears would never trail again. ALC tied it inside of the final minute, only for the Bears to score on a three-point play to give them a 73-70 lead. A game-tying three for ALC came up short and SSU secured the victory. It was another tough pill to swallow for the Eagles.
Shawnee State was 26 for 47 (55 percent) from the field including 8 for 19 (42 percent) from downtown and 84 percent from the foul line (16 for 19) ALC made 23 baskets in 45 attempts (51 percent) while shooting 10 for 25 (40 percent) from distance and 14 for 20 (70 percent) from the charity stripe. SSU won the rebounding category by a narrow margin of 25-20.
For Alice Lloyd (2-6), Cody Malicoat and Tyler Rogers lead the team with 15 points each. Trevor Tiller had 12 points while Austin Crisp contributed 10 points. Rogers also recorded 5 rebounds.
Elliott would lead the Bears (3-6, 0-4 MSC) in scoring with 25 points.