Pittsburgh, PA- The Alice Lloyd Lady Eagles traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania over the weekend for a two game conference road trip against Point Park University and Carlow University. The Lady Eagles fell twice in the weekend series. Following are recaps of each match-up.
ALC- 50 – PPU-77
In the opening stanza, PPU’S largest lead was 3. Four Eagles scored, but Point Park hit a jumper with 16 seconds remaining to lead 11-9 after one quarter
In the second quarter, Alice Lloyd sophomore Taylor Arthur kept the Eagles in striking distance as she scored 7 of her 9 first half points and hauled down 7 rebounds. Still PPU led 28-22 at intermission.
In the third quarter, the Pioneers decided they had to step up their game as they came out of the locker room on fire. They went on a 19-6 run over the first 5:17 of the quarter to sprint ahead 47-28, and they didn’t stop there. When the dust settled, they had outscored the visitors 27-12 in the quarter to effectively put the contest out of reach.
For ALC (3-7; 0-2 KIAC), they were led in scoring by Arthur with 18 on 7-13 field goals. She added 7 rebounds. Sara Robinson chipped in with 10. Amber Shepherd led all players with 6 assists.
PPU (9-3; 3-1 KIAC) was led by Leah Hurst with 19 points and 9 rebounds.
Hoping to gain a split on the road trip, the Lady Eagles dropped a disappointing 63-54 decision to the home standing Celtics.
In the first quarter, CU quickly established themselves as they raced to a 15-8 lead.
In the second quarter, the Eagles battled back, outscoring their foe 17-11. When the buzzer sounded ending the first half, the Celtics lead was reduced to just 1, at 26-25.
In the third quarter, Carlow would hold on to their edge, as they rode a 21-16 advantage to slowly creep out to a 47-41 lead.
In the final quarter, the Eagles battled hard, but went scoreless over the final 3:48, which sealed their fate.
For ALC ( 3-8;0-3 KIAC), India Hairston James played the best game of her young career as the freshman led the way with 14 points and a game high 13 rebounds. Sophomore Sara Robinson also played well, contributing 11 points and 5 boards. Junior Tailor Morgan led in assists with 4.
Carlow (5-5; 1-3 KIAC) was led by Theresa Fachetti who paced four double-figure scorers with 18 points.