Megan Jones, a senior from Paintsville, KY, was impressive as she led the Lady Eagles to a conference split during the week.
In the important 73-68 victory against KIAC foe Midway University, she scored 6 points and hit 2-4 from long range while adding 5 rebounds.
In the disappointing 67-62 defeat at West Virginia Tech, she had her best game of the season, pouring in 24 points on 9-12 shooting and 6-9 from long distance. Additionally she added 1 rebound and 1 assist.]]>
Shane Hall, a freshman from Prestonsburg, KY, was impressive in the week’s long match-up.
In the 75-55 defeat at KIAC foe West Virginia Tech University, he scored 19 points on 7-11 field goals and 5-10 free throws. Additionally he added 2 rebounds and 1 steal.]]>
In the first half, both clubs were cold early. ALC jumped ahead 5-0 with 14:34 on the clock and held the lead until the nine minute mark. Adkins would then connect on five consecutive shots enroot to giving the home team a 16 point half and a 27-22 lead at intermission. The Eagles only connected on 29% from the floor in the opening half.
In the second half, the Bears would open with an 18-8 run over the first six minutes to pull away to a 45-30 advantage. Alice Lloyd was never able to overcome their cold shooting and saw Tech maintain their lead until the final buzzer.
For ALC (12-10; 8-4 KIAC), freshman Shane Hall was the only Eagle to reach double figures as the lanky center tossed in 19 points on 7-11 shooting. Senior Tyler Rogers chipped in with 9 points and 12 rebounds while sophomore Austin Crisp delivered 5 assists.
For Tech (15-10; 7-5 KIAC), Adkins showed why he is the conference’s leading scorer as he poured in 33 points on 13-15 field goals and 7-11 bombs. He also hauled down a game high 16 rebounds. For good measure, he dished off 8 assists.]]>
In the first quarter, both clubs traded buckets. The hosts led by as much as 5, but a Bailey O’Brian drive with 54 seconds remaining cut the Tech lead to 17-15 after one quarter of action.
In the second stanza, Lady Eagle guard Megan Jones and forward Sara Robinson scored the clubs first 12 points to keep the score tight. ALC led by 1 until a late bucket by WVT with 11 seconds remaining gave the Bears a 30-29 lead at intermission.
In the third period, Tech experienced the contests first major run. They went on 16-5 spurt to lead 46-34 with 5:31 remaining and appeared on the verge of blowing the game wide open.
The Lady Eagles answered the challenge. Spurred by the strength of three consecutive long range bombs, ALC closed the quarter on a 13-1 run and knotted the contest at 47 entering the final 10 minutes.
The Bears opened the fourth by scoring 5 quick points to lead 52-47.
Once again, Alice Lloyd responded as Tailor Morgan drilled a trifecta. Next, an old fashioned three point play from Taylor Arthur enabled the Lady Eagles to regain the lead (53-52) with 6:17 left in the game.
Unfortunately for the Alice Lloyd, WV Tech received 7 crucial points from forward Courtney Fisher and was able to finally grab a lead that the visitors could not overcome.
For ALC (10-14; 5-9 KIAC), Jones had her finest game of the year as the senior led all scorers with 24 points. She sank a solid 9-12 from the floor, including an outstanding 6-9 from long range. Arthur added a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. O’Brian came off the bench to add 10 points. Morgan led the club with 6 assists.
For Tech (9-14; 4-8 KIAC), Fisher led the way with 19 points and 9 rebounds.
Playing in their third game in four days, Coach John Mills’ home club came out of the gates on fire by draining three consecutive long range bombs over the first 3:18 to sprint ahead 11-3.
Shepherd and Robinson then went on a tear by scoring the next 10 Alice Lloyd points to lift their squad to a 21-5 lead. The host Eagles held a 25-15 advantage after one quarter of play.
In the second stanza, the visitors sliced the score to 30-22 with 5:23 remaining, but ALC closed the half on an 18-8 run. When freshman center Andrea Rankin sank a bucket just ahead of the buzzer, she sent the home club into the locker room with a decisive 48-30 lead.
In the third quarter, Alice Lloyd went cold from the field. Seeing a chance to get back in the game, Midway turned to guard Jariana Gillespie. The quick ball handler delivered by scoring 8 points, and she helped her squad whittle the deficit to 10 (57-47) by quarters end.
In the final stanza, the hosts had a battle on their hands as the visiting Eagles remained in striking distance. Midway would get as close as 70-66 before Shepherd and Robinson would slam the door shut by connecting on 3-4 late charity tosses.
For the victors (10-13; 5-8 KIAC), Shepherd led the way by sinking 6-10 field goals (including 5 three point bombs) and all 4 free throw attempts for 21 points. Robinson connected on 8-10 from the floor to finish with a career high 18 points. She added 5 rebounds and 3 blocks.
Also making major contributions were sophomore center Taylor Arthur with 8 points, 3 assists, 9 rebounds, and a game high 4 blocks, as well as junior guard Tailor Morgan, who chipped in with 8 points and a dished out a game high 6 assists.
Midway (0-24; 0-11 KIAC) was led by Gillespie with 26 points and 6 assists.]]>
U.S. New and World Report has ranked Alice Lloyd as one of “10 Colleges Where Graduates Have the Least Debt”. This ranking is meant to demonstrate to prospective students and their guardians the most affordable institution of higher education. With the increasing need for higher education for employment opportunities and the ever increasing student debt amount, this is an impressive accomplishment. Nearly half of the 2014 graduating class obtained their degree without the need to borrow student loans.
This is partially made possible because of the nationally recognized student work program and the colleges unique Appalachian Leaders College Scholarship, which guarantees tuition to students from 108 counties. Alice Lloyd College originally started out by putting their students’ needs first which can still be seen today, with the minimal student debt accumulation after graduating.
To read the original report from U.S. News, click here.]]>
Tyler Rogers, a senior from Lexington, KY, was impressive as he provided the spark that led the Eagles to two big conference victories.
In the 81-77 victory against KIAC foe Brescia University, he scored 20 points on 7-15 field goals and 6-8 free throws. Additionally he added 5 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3 assists, and 2 steals.
In the 85-68 loss at Indiana University Southeast, he led all scorers with 24 points on 7-16 field goals and 10-14 free throws. Additionally he added 6 rebounds and 1 steal.
In the 71-62 victory against KIAC foe Indiana University Kokomo, he scored 17 points on 5-11 field goals and 7-8 free throws. Additionally he added 4 rebounds, 3 blocks, 4 assists, and 1 steal.]]>
India Hairston-James, a freshman from Charleston, WV, was solid as she led the Lady Eagles to two big conference victories.
In the 78-77 upset victory against KIAC foe Brescia University, she scored 17 points and hit the late shot that gave her club the lead. Additionally, she added 4 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal.
In the 78-55 loss at Indiana University Southeast, she had 3 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 steal.
In the 63-54 victory against KIAC foe Indiana University Kokomo, she bounced back with 13 points 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal.]]>
ALC- 68; IUS- 85
Cold shooting would prove to be costly as the Eagles suffered a disappointing loss.
From the onset, Alice Lloyd had difficulty finding the basket. Over the first 15 minutes they were outscored 28-13 and trailed by 15 points with 4:28 remaining. Nevertheless, the visitors closed the half on a 10-2 run and only trailed 30-23 at intermission.
During the first minute of the second half, Alice Lloyd senior Tyler Rogers scored the first 4 points to put his club right in the thick of things at 30-27. Unfortunately, over the next 7:30, IUS would go on a 16-7 run to sprint ahead 46-34 with 11:39 remaining. From that point, the Eagles would only get within single digits once more as the Grenadiers would pull away.
For Alice Lloyd (11-9; 7-3 KIAC), Rogers would foul out with a game high 24 points and 6 rebounds. Fellow senior Cody Stumbo was next in the scoring column with 14 points. The two veterans combined to hit 11-23 from the field, but their teammates had a difficult day as the rest of the club sank only 6-37 attempts. The team would finish shooting 28% on the night.
Sophomore Austin Crisp was the only other player to reach double figures as he chipped in 10 points and dished off a game high 4 assists. Senior Trevor Combs finished with 8 points and added game highs with 10 rebounds and 3 steals.
Myles Harvey led IUS (6-15; 2-6 KIAC) with 19 points.
ALC- 71; IUK- 62
Freshman center Shane Hall delivered 19 points and 5 blocks to lead the Alice Lloyd Eagles to a huge come-from-behind victory over the Cougars.
In the first half, Kokomo would lead all but 30 seconds as they controlled the contest. Their lead would reach its zenith of 9 (32-23) with 4:05 remaining following a David Kelly triple. ALC would manage to reduce the deficit to 4 (33-29) at intermission following a Cody Stumbo hoop.
IU Kokomo would increase their lead to 41-34 with 17:03 remaining before going on an 11-4 run over the next 4 minutes to tie the score at 45 with 13:16 left.
At this important juncture the Eagles would clamp down on the defensive end and go on a momentum- changing 13-4 spurt to vault ahead 58-49 with 6:29 remaining.
Realizing the significance of the game, the home team would then go on a furious 12-4 run of their own to set the score at 62-61 with just 1:55 showing.
Fortunately for Alice Lloyd, Tyler Rogers would sink a huge jumper on his squad’s next possession to edge them ahead by 3 (64-61) at 1:07. In need of a big defensive play, the Eagles got a gift when they forced a Kokomo turnover at .31.
Forced to foul, Indiana had no recourse but to put sophomore Austin Crisp on the line with 36 ticks remaining. The guard coolly drilled both tosses to end the last threat and ensure the victory for the boy’s from Pippa Passes.
For the victors (12-9; 8-3 KIAC), Hall led a balanced attack with 19 points. Rogers and Stumbo also reached double digits with 17 and 13 points respectively.
Dondre Warren led the team with 6 rebounds while Rogers and Crisp each dished out 4 assists.
IUK (5-18; 1-9) was led by Kelly with 20 points.