PIPPA PASSES: The Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles hosted the KIAC’s top club, the Indiana University East Lady Wolves on Tuesday night. The Eagles fought hard but fell short, 67-50.
In the first quarter, the hosts hung tough. Behind 6 quick points from sophomore Taylor Arthur, the two squads battled evenly for the opening 7 minutes. However, the Red Wolves closed on a 7-1 run to lead 16-10 at the horn.
In the second quarter, East rode the play of guard Tia King and sprinted ahead courtesy of an 11-3 burst, 27-13.
ALC settled down and reeled off 10 consecutive points to shrink the deficit to just 4 (27-23) at the 2:36 mark, but Indiana East would close on a 6-1 run to lead 33-24 at intermission. At this point, King and Arthur had tossed in 16 and 12 points respectively to lead their squads.
In the second half, Alice Lloyd senior Megan Jones gave the crowd something to roar about as she drilled a bomb to make the score 33-27. Unfortunately for the hosts, the Red Wolves would answer convincingly.
Over the next 4 minutes, the visitors would produce an 11-0 blitz to suddenly vault ahead by 17 (44-27). They would end the third quarter ahead, 49-34.
In the final stanza, the hosts would battle hard, but were simply unable to overcome the deficit that they found themselves in.
For Alice Lloyd (12-16; 6-11 KIAC) Arthur dealt with second half foul difficulties but still finished with 14 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocks. Joining her in double figures was Amber Shepherd with 13.
King led East (19-9; 14-2 KIAC) with 32 points.