by Gary Stepp
The Alice Lloyd Eagles traveled to Daytona Beach, Florida to play the tenth ranked Embry-Riddle Eagles on Friday, and then played the Webber Warriors in Babson Park on Saturday. Below are recaps of each contest.
The undefeated hosts opened the first half with guns-a-blazing as they produced a 61 percent shooting clip from the field. Remarkably, they were even more productive from long range, as they connected on 10-of-14 triples in the opening half (71%) to take a 55-35 lead into the break. The visiting Eagles were never able to make a serious threat in the closing stanza.
For the visitors (4-8), Tyler Rogers would toss in a team-high 16 points. He was followed by guards Trevor Tiller and Austin Crisp with 13 and 11 respectively. Crisp also added 6 assists
The victors (10-0) were led by Reed Ridder with 23.
The contest was close throughout the first half but the host Warriors pulled ahead 28-20 at intermission. In the last half, Webber raced out to a 16 point lead. However, fueled by Cody Stumbo, the visitors roared back to get within three (65-62) with: 55 ticks remaining. Unfortunately, WC held on in the tight affair to earn the victory.
For ALC (4-9), Tyler Rogers and Austin Crisp each scored 12. Stumbo contributed 11, all in the last half.
For the victors (3-8), Dewaine Lyles tossed in 18 points.
The Eagles return to action on January 3rd as they usher in the New Year with an important conference matchup with the Carlow Celtics. Tipoff is scheduled for 3pm.