The Alice Lloyd Eagles saw their season come to an end at the hands of the Indiana University East Red Wolves last night, 100-67. The tournament matchup took place in Richmond, Indiana.
The Eagles knew they would need to bring their “A” game if they had any hopes of upsetting the top seed in the conference. Encouragingly, ALC had faced the nation’s 19th ranked squad January 25th in Richmond and played well, before falling to a buzzer beater, 75-76.
In the first half, ALC was determined to get a measure of revenge, as lanky forward Tyler Rogers opened the scoring with a bucket. The Eagles played composed and kept the lead until the 10:52 mark of the half when Red Wolves guard Vasha Davis knotted the contest at 16.
Unfortunately, East was determined not to have a repeat of the first matchup, and refused to permit this contest to come down once again to a final play. Over the next five minutes, sparked by 9 points from their leading scorer Tyler Fangman, they went on a 21-7 blitz to sprint ahead, 37-23.
The Red Wolves didn’t stop there. Riding the strength of 55% field goal shooting and 12 forced turnovers, IUE would take a 50-28 lead into the locker room at intermission.
In the second half, the home clubs Lucas Huffman would score 7 quick points to help dash any hopes of a miraculous comeback by the visitors. His quick flurry extended the lead to 26 (58-32) with 16:46 remaining and Alice Lloyd would get no closer than 19 points the remainder of the way.
For ALC (12-17), Cody Stumbo and Trevor Tiller tied for team scoring honors, each with 16 points. Dondre Warren added 13 points and led the club with 3 assists, while Rogers contributed 10 points and swatted 8 shots. Stumbo and Warren each pulled down 6 rebounds.
For the Red Wolves (24-7), Fangman and Huffman paved the way, each with 20 points.
On the night, Alice Lloyd shot 44.3% (27-61) from the field including just 15% (3-20) from long range, and 57.8% (10-17) from the charity stripe. They also had 29 rebounds, 8 assists, and 18 turnovers.
IUE shot a solid 51.9% (41-79) from the field, including 47.4% (9-19) from long range, and was 64.3% (14-19) from the charity stripe. Critically, they also had 46 rebounds and 26 assists, while committing 13 turnovers.]]>
The Alice Lloyd College Eagles journeyed to Midway, Ky. on Monday to battle the home standing Midway College Eagles in a contest that was previously postponed due to the recent snowstorm. In the end, the hosts prevailed, 88-71. With the loss, Alice Lloyd completes their season.
Playing without leading scorer Carla Booth and forward Sara Robinson, the visiting Eagles found themselves down early. Midway slowly began to build their lead, but ALC battled hard. At intermission, the hosts led by 12 (40-28).
In the second half, MC shot extremely well, but Alice Lloyd refused to go away. Unfortunately, Midway was able to gradually extend their lead by the final buzzer.
For ALC (7-19; 3-11 KIAC), four players reached double figures. Serena Nickell led the way with 18 points on 8-12 field goals. She was joined by Amber Shepard with 15, Morgan Chestnut with 11, and Megan Jones, with 10 points and 3 assists.
Senior Carla McDaniel closed out her career with a team high 6 rebounds, and added 4 points and 2 steals.
For MC (12-15; 8-7 KIAC), Me’Lisa Martinez and Mckinzie Laswell each had 21 points.
On the night, Alice Lloyd shot 46% from the floor (29-63) including 29.4% from long range (5-17). MC shot 50.7% from the floor (38-75), and 27.8% (5-18) from deep. The visitors hit hit more free-throws (8-11) compared to the hosts (7-9), but Midway won the battle of the boards, 42-28.]]>
The Alice Lloyd Eagles traveled to Wilmore to battle the Asbury University Eagles on Monday, in a matchup that was postponed due to the recent snow storm. The contest was important, as it would determine seeding for the up-and-coming KIAC Conference Tournament scheduled to begin on Wednesday. The two combatants were tied at intermission, before the hosts prevailed by a score of 74-64.
It was a physical, fast-paced game, but ALC got off to a solid start. When big man Austin Brewer connected on back-to back inside moves, the visiting Eagles led by 11 (23-12) at the 6:57 mark.
However, Asbury was not willing to back down on senior day, and they closed the half on a late 19-8 explosion to knot the score at 31 by intermission.
In the second half, the two squads exchanged buckets for the first seven minutes. Cody Stumbo drained a hoop in the paint to give Alice Lloyd their last lead at 42-41 with 13:22 left.
Unfortunately for the visitors, the host Eagles went on a crucial 10-2 run over the next three minutes to suddenly jump ahead by 8 (52-44). Two hoops, courtesy of Tyler Rogers and Trevor Tiller, would reduce the deficit to 4 (52-48), with 9:32 remaining, but that was as close as the visitors would get the rest of the night, as the hosts were able to thwart a comeback.
For ALC (12-16;7-6 KIAC), Tiller led all scorers by tossing in 18 points (7-13 field goals, 4-4 free throws) and handed out 4 assists. Rogers added 13 points, 2 blocks, and 2 steals, while Stumbo chipped in with 10 points and 5 boards. Dondre Warren contributed 9 points, and tied guard Trevor Combs, with a team-leading 7 rebounds.
Asbury (19-10; 8-5 KIAC), who avenged an earlier season loss at Alice Lloyd, was led by Tyler Smith with 15 points. With the win, AU earns the second seed in the Southern Division.
On the night, Alice Lloyd shot 45.3% from the floor (24-53), including a frigid 17.6% from long range (3-17). AU shot 43.1% from the floor (25-58), and a chilly 27.3% from long distance (6-22).
ALC hit 76.5% of their free-throws (13-17) compared to the hosts 72 % (18-25). The victors also won the crucial battle of the boards, 37-31, and committed 13 turnovers to the visitors 20.
Alice Lloyd earns the fourth seed in the Southern Division and returns to action on Wednesday in the opening round of the 2015 KIAC Conference Tournament, where they will face the top seed and 21st ranked Indiana University Red Wolves (23-7). In the lone meeting this year between the two clubs on January 25th at East, the hosts sank a rebound bucket with 1 second remaining in the game to win a thriller, 77-76. This contest will be played in Richmond, Indiana at Earlham University. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 PM.]]>
The men have a tie for honors this week, as two players helped spark the victory over division-leading Brescia University.
In the critical matchup, Rogers led all scorers with 22 points. He connected on 9-15 from the field and a hauled down 11 big rebounds to complete the double-double. Additionally, he added 5 blocks, 1 assist, and 1 steal.
In the same matchup, Faulkner provided a major boost. The senior has played limited minutes during his career here due to several major knee surgeries, and he had not seen action in the past two seasons. The guard was inserted into the starting lineup on Saturday, however, and was permitted to hit a layup for the Eagles first two points of the night. He then exited to a standing ovation. The emotion filled moment helped propel the Eagles to one of their best defensive games of the season in-route to earning the crucial victory.]]>
Seniors Carla Booth and Carla McDaniel are both named this week’s women’s Athlete of the Week for leading their team to victory over the Brescia Bearcats.
In the matchup Tuesday at Cincinnati Christian University, Booth came through with 35 points on 11-25 field goals (including 5-9 from deep), and a perfect 8-8 free throws. She added 10 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal. In the victory over Brescia on Saturday, she again led the team with 30 points on 10-17 field goals (including 5-9 from deep) and she sank 5-7 free throws. She added 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, and 1 steal. Her 3 point bomb late in the game gave the Eagles a lead they would not relinquish.
In the game at Cincinnati Christian, McDaniel connected on 3-4 from the field for 6 points, while adding 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 block. In the win over Brescia, she played solid defense while contributing 4 points on 2-3 field goals and 4 rebounds.]]>
Junior forward Tyler Rogers showed Coach JR Hammond and the fans some love on Valentine’s Day by registering a double-double to help propel the Alice Lloyd Eagles to a convincing 67-58 victory over the Brescia University Bearcats. The important KIAC showdown was played Saturday afternoon at the Grady Nutt Athletic Center.
The beginning of the game was emotional as the Eagles recognized their lone senior, Craig Faulkner. The guard has only been able to play very little during his career (and none the past few seasons due to several major knee surgeries). He was inserted into the starting lineup, however, and after the guests had shot an uncontested layup on their side to open the scoring, Bearcat Coach Josh Gibson graciously allowed the senior to sink a lay-up to knot the game; Faulkner then left the floor to a rousing ovation.
After the 2-2 tie, ALC was able to jump ahead quickly and establish control. On the defensive end, they limited the visitors, who entered the contest as the eastern division’s top squad, to just 29% shooting from the field. When the buzzer sounded for intermission, the hosts held a 32-23 advantage.
In the second half, Alice Lloyd maintained their margin for the first five minutes. However, the combination of Rogers, and excellent team defense, proved lethal to the Bearcats; these two factors enabled the Eagles to extend their advantage to as many as 18 points (55-37) with 5:56 remaining. A late BU run reduced the deficit somewhat, but they were never able to threaten the home squad.
For the winners (12-15; 7-5 KIAC), Rogers led the way with 22 points (on 9-15 field goals). He also ripped down 11 rebounds, and added 5 blocks and 1 steal.
Cody Stumbo and Deondre Warren each added 9 points, while Warren also contributed 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Trevor Tiller added 3 assists
Brescia (16-9; 8-3 KIAC) was led by Jermain Langley with 21.
On the night, Alice Lloyd shot 43.9% from the floor (25-57), and just 18.8% from long range (3-16). BU shot just 29.2% from the floor (21-72), and 28% from long distance (7-25).
Alice Lloyd hit 63.6% of their free-throws (14-22) compared to Brescia’s 75 % (9-12). The victors also won the crucial battle of the boards, 41-40.
The Eagles close the regular season on the road Saturday, when they travel to Wilmore to face Asbury University. This contest will have major ramifications on the seeding for the KIAC Conference Tournament. Tipoff is scheduled for 4pm.]]>
Senior guard Carla Booth was determined to have a grand senior night, and she did just that by tossing in 30 points to lead the Alice Lloyd Eagles to a thrilling 89-87 conference victory over the Brescia University Bearcats. The KIAC showdown was played Saturday afternoon at the Grady Nutt Athletic Center.
The beginning of the game was emotional as the Eagles recognized their three seniors: first year letter-winner Noelle Banks (who unfortunately was home with an illness), three year letter-winner Carla McDaniel, and three year letter-winner Carla Booth (transfer from Eastern Kentucky University).
The first half was tight, as Brescia led 22-21 with 9:09 remaining on the clock. The Eagles managed to pull ahead by one(29-28) with 4:41 left before going on a 14-4 run over the next three minutes to lead 43-32. When the buzzer sounded for intermission, the hosts held a 43-35 advantage.
In the second half, the visitors refused to quit, as they kept chipping away at the deficit. When Bearcat guard Darrian McNary sank two free throws with 4:04 remaining, BU led 74-73.
On ALC’s next possession, Booth drilled a huge three point bomb to allow the hosts to take the lead for good (76-73). The last two minutes were a free throw party as both clubs traded foul shots.
The Bearcats got one final shot to send the game into overtime, but, Julie Whitfield, their leading scorer, missed an 18 foot shot at the buzzer.
For the winners (7-18; 3-10 KIAC), Booth led the way with 30 points on 10-17 field goals (and 5-9 from behind the arc). She also added 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, and 1 block.
Joining her in double figures was Amber Shepherd with 15 points. Serena Nickell and Tailor Morgan stepped up in a big way, as each chipped in with 11. Nickell completed a double-double by virtue of her 10 crucial rebounds. McDaniel played solid defense all night and contributed 4 points and 3 rebounds.
Brescia (11-15; 5-8 KIAC), who was swept this season by the Eagles, was led by McNary with 27.
On the night, Alice Lloyd shot 49.1% from the floor (28-57), and an impressive 50% from long range (7-14). BU shot just 34.7% from the floor (25-72), and 24% from long distance (7-29).
Alice Lloyd hit 66.7% of their free-throws (26-39) compared to Brescia’s 75 % (30-40). The victors also won the crucial battle of the boards, 40-38.
The Lady Eagles will travel to Asbury University on Saturday, February 21st and will end the 2014-2015 regular season Sunday at Midway College.]]>
“If you want to graduate from a college that is notorious for preparing their students for life after a bachelor’s degree, then choose Alice Lloyd College,” says junior Savannah Minor.
Savannah, from Garrett, Kentucky, graduated from Knott County Central High School in the spring of 2012. After scoping out multiple colleges, she quickly selected Alice Lloyd College. “It’s close to home, and was much cheaper than my other choices.” Savannah is majoring in biology with a goal of becoming a physician’s assistant.
The Caney Scholars Program, which financially assists students while they are in professional or graduate school, also caught her attention. Savannah plans to continue her education by earning her MSPAS (Masters of Science and Physician Assistant Studies) degree after graduating from Alice Lloyd College. The Caney Scholars Program is a one-of-a-kind program which allows ALC graduates to live rent-and utility-free in a dormitory in Lexington, Kentucky or receive a cash stipend each semester.
In the meantime, Savannah spends her free time diligently studying, which has earned her a 3.89 cumulative GPA, three semesters on the Dean’s List, and two semesters on the President’s List. Savannah has also earned recognition in Who’s Who Among Students.
Savannah says that she is also thankful for the Appalachian Leaders College Scholarship which guarantee the cost of her tuition at ALC. Savannah now works in the library as a part of the College’s work program. Savannah appreciates the work program, saying, “My work study assignments have taught me to have a strong work ethic.” Savannah also spends time serving as the Vice President of the Allied Health Club.
Making the decision of which college to attend can be stressful. Savannah advises high school students to evaluate all the choices they have before making a decision. “Make sure you choose the college for the right reasons: a good education, not a good time.” Savannah will be able to graduate from ALC with little debt so that she can focus on pursuing her dream of becoming a physician’s assistant. We can’t wait for Savannah to be back in her hometown doing what she loves!]]>
The Alice Lloyd Eagles journeyed to Cincinnati, Ohio on Tuesday to face the defending conference champion Cincinnati Christian University Eagles. The home team held on to earn a 78-66 victory.
In the first half, CCU took control early and raced out to a 28-16 lead with 5:55 remaining. The visiting Eagles would chip away some, but still trail at the half by seven (33-26).
In the second half, the visitors opened on an 11-6 run to reduce the deficit to just two (39-37) with 14:55 remaining.
Forced to respond, the hosts went on a 13-5 run over the next five minutes to build the cushion back to ten points (52-42). Alice Lloyd would get within six (58-52) with 5:15 remaining on two Dondre Warren charity tosses, but could get no closer.
For ALC (11-15; 6-5 KIAC), Trevor Tiller tossed in a game high 21 points on 7-13 field goals. Cody Stumbo and Austin Crisp each chipped in with 10. Crisp also paced the squad with 6 rebounds.
For CCU (19-9; 7-4 KIAC), Mitch McLeish led a balanced attack with 15 points.
On the night, Alice Lloyd shot 41.9% from the floor (18-43) including 45.5% from long range (5-11). CCU shot 47.2% from the floor (25-53), and 31.6% from long distance (6-19).
Alice Lloyd hit 80.6% of their free-throws (25-31) compared to the hosts 78.6 % (22-28). The victors also won the crucial battle of the boards, 33-22.
The Eagles return to action on Saturday as they face the Brescia University Bearcats. Tipoff is scheduled for 3pm.]]>