NEW ALBANY, IN – The Alice Lloyd Lady Eagles traveled to New Albany, Indiana on Tuesday to battle the Indiana University Lady Grenadiers The game was tight initially, but the visiting Eagles fell by a count of 78-59 in River States Conference play.
In the opening quarter, the play was balanced as each team led by four points at one time. Junior forward Sara Robinson and freshman center Brook Ervin would each toss in four points to keep the visitors close. After ten minutes of competition, the game was knotted at 10 apiece.
In the second stanza, the Eagles would turn cold, and Southeast would capitalize. Over the first eight minutes, the home squad would go on a 15-3 run to sprint ahead 29-17. Alice Lloyd would go into intermission trailing 32-22.
In the third period, the Eagles would get several buckets from Robinson and junior guard Miranda Wilson to spark a run that would slice the deficit to just six (42-36) with 3:06 remaining. Unfortunately, the home club would roll of thirteen consecutive points to pull ahead 55-36. Despite two last second triples by the girls from Caney Creek, they were still facing a disadvantage of 13 points entering the final quarter (55-42).
In the last ten minutes, the girls from Indiana vowed not to let Alice Lloyd dominate the last period to earn the win like they did the previous semester when the two squads slugged in out in Pippa Passes. Fueled by the one-two punch from guard Madi Woods and center Jocelyn Mousty, the Grenadiers pulled out to an insurmountable lead and made it stand to earn the victory
For ALC (9-13; 4-11 RSC), Robinson led the way with a game-high 15 points. Wilson was right behind her with 14 points and she added 3 assists. Senior forward Amber Shepherd hauled down 8 rebounds and added 3 steals.
Alice Lloyd shot 35.9% (23-64) from the field and 22.7 % (5-22) from long range. From the charity line, they were 57.1% (8-14). Additionally, they registered 44 rebounds, 10 assists, and 8 steals.
Third place IUS (13-12 8-7 RSC) was led by Woods and Mousty with 14 points apiece. They sank 45.3% (29-64) from the field and 36.8 % (7-19) from long range. They sank 59.1% (13-22) from the charity line and also had 39 rebounds, 10 steals, and 14 assists. The Lady Eagles journey on Saturday to Owensboro to face River States foe Brescia at 1:00 pm.