Trevor Tiller has been named this week’s Male Athlete of the Week. In three conference games, the athletic Tiller played a major role for the club. In a tough matchup Tuesday at Rio Grande, the sophomore guard came through by pumping in 15 points on 4-10 field goals and 6-8 from the foul line. He added 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals. In a big victory Saturday at Indiana University-Kokomo, the sophomore guard contributed 9 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist. He saved his best game for last inn a buzzer-beating loss at 24th ranked Indiana University-East. He led both teams by pumping in 28 points, on 6-13 field goals and 14-15 from the charity stripe. Furthermore, he added 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks and 1 steal. For the week, he averaged 17 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. He added 4 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocks.]]>
Serena Nickell has earned this week’s female Athlete of the Week title. In three conference games, Nickell was a bright spot for the Lady Eagles. In a match-up Tuesday at Rio Grande, the junior came through with 8 points and a team leading 7 rebounds. In a contest Saturday at Indiana University-Kokomo, she contributed 13 points and led the squad with 8 rebounds. In the game Sunday vs. Indiana University-East, she tossed in 8 points and corralled 5 rebounds. For the week, she averaged 9.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.]]>
Just a few weeks into the semester and Alice Lloyd College students are already working to make a difference in our community. Senior Tessa Amburgey, along with several other students, are diligently fundraising for Autism Speaks, the leading organization for awareness, treatment, and prevention for autism. Tessa says, “Autism is something that we all need to be aware of. Too many people don’t know what autism is, and it’s very prominent in America.” In fact, according to the CDC 1 in 68 infants are born with autism.
Autism Awareness is important because the children can’t always speak about it, so it’s up to us to be their voice and spread awareness. Senior Tonya Perry, a member that will be walking in the Walk-A-Thon had this to say, “This walk hits home for me because my nephew has Autism. He is a very special little boy and I wouldn’t change him for the world; I want to change the world for him.”
Tessa decided to start fundraising for Autism Speaks because she felt as though it was something that needs to be acknowledged. She has helped to set up a Walk-A-Thon in order to raise money for the organization. Participating members are currently collecting donations and pledges. Those pledging money will need to designate a specific amount (10¢, $1, $5, etc.) that they’re willing to pay the member for each lap they make during the Walk-A-Thon. However, they will gladly accept monetary donations up front from those who would rather not pledge. The Walk-A-Thon is expected to take place Thursday, February 5th, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the auxiliary gym on campus.
Tessa says that the group of volunteers hope to raise four hundred dollars. All of the proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks. Contact Tessa Amburgey or another member of the group to join in the movement or make your pledge.]]>
The Alice Lloyd Lady Eagles journeyed to Indiana over the weekend to face the Indiana University Kokomo Cougars on Saturday and played Sunday in Richmond against the Indiana University East Red Wolves. Both contests were KIAC conference match-ups.
January 24, 2015
ALC- 65; IUK-79
Poor field goal shooting cost the Eagles dearly as they fell to Kokomo, 79-65.
The opening half was tight throughout, but the visitors had trouble finding the hoop. Due to this, they trailed the Cougars at intermission by nine, 37-28.
In the second half, ALC’s shooting woes continued. This enabled IUK to increase their lead and hold on till the final buzzer.
For ALC (6-13; 2-6 KIAC), Carla Booth led the way with 23 points. Additionally, she added a team leading 8 rebounds and 4 assists. She was joined in double figures by Serena Nickell and Amber Shepherd, with 13 and 12 points respectively.
The Cougars (7-13; 2-5 KIAC) were led by Deja Felder with 15.
On the night, Alice Lloyd shot 31.5% (23-73) from the field including 27.8% (10-36) from long range, and was 75% (9-12) from the charity stripe. They also had 37 rebounds and 14 assists.
Kokomo shot 41.7% (25-60) from the field including 33% (6-18) from long range, and was 71.9% (23-32) from the charity stripe. They also had 55 rebounds and 12 assists.
January 25, 2015
ALC- 90; IUK-113
IU East won in a high scoring affair.
The opening half was a blitzkrieg by East. Sparked by the backcourt duo of Mackenzie Campbell and Tia King, the hosts connected on 8-15 from beyond the three point arc and pumped in 61 first half points . They led by 29 points (61-32) at intermission.
In the second half, ALC tried to mount a comeback as they pumped in 58 points of their own. Even though they sliced the deficit in half, they simply ran out of steam.
For ALC (6-14; 2-7 KIAC), Carla Booth led the way with 31 points. She was joined in double figures by Bailey O’Bryan and Morgan Chestnut with 16 and 14 points respectively. O’Bryan led the club with 6 rebounds while Megan Jones had 4 assists.
The Red Wolves (14-8; 4-2 KIAC) were led by Campbell and King with 31 and 28 points respectively.
On the night, Alice Lloyd shot 41.5% (34-82) from the field including 14% (3-21) from long range, and was 67.9% (19-28) from the charity stripe. They also had 33 rebounds and 14 assists.
East shot 49.3% (35-71) from the field including 38.5% (10-26) from long range, and was 70% (26-33) from the charity stripe. They also had 56 rebounds and 20 assists.]]>
The Alice Lloyd Eagles journeyed to Indiana over the weekend to face the Indiana University- Kokomo Cougars on Saturday and played Sunday in Richmond against the Indiana University- East Red Wolves. Both contests were KIAC conference match-ups.
January 24, 2015
ALC- 83; IUK-77
Sophomore big man Mason Pack sank 4 three point bombs to spark the Eagles to victory.
The opening half was tight throughout as neither team established any dominance. ALC led at intermission by one, 34-33.
In the second half, defense was the name of the game as the visitors put the clamps down on their hosts. In a tightly played contest, Alice Lloyd held on for the nice victory.
For ALC (10-12; 5-2 KIAC), Pack led the way with 20 points. Overall, he was 7-11 from the field (4-6 from long range) and sank 2-3 free throws. Additionally, he added 4 rebounds. He was joined in double figures by Tyler Rogers with 12, and Cody Stumbo with 10. Trevor Tiller and Austin Crisp each added 9. Crisp and Rogers each had 4 assists while Stumbo led the club with 7 rebounds.
The Cougars (7-14; 1-5 KIAC) were led by Jared Lawrence with 18.
On the night, Alice Lloyd shot 50% (29-58) from the field including 31.8% (7-22) from long range, and was 62% (18-29) from the charity stripe. They also had 33 rebounds and 13 assists.
Kokomo shot 32.9% (25-76) from the field including 33% (8-24) from long range, and was just 54% (19-35) from the charity stripe. They also had 48 rebounds and 14 assists.
January 25, 2015
ALC- 76; IUE-77
The Red Wolves scored on an offensive rebound bucket with one second remaining to drop Alice Lloyd in a heartbreaker.
The opening half was tight throughout as neither team would give ground. In a low-scoring affair, ALC trailed at intermission by four, 33-29.
In the second half, the hosts maintained the lead, and kept it between 6-9 points for the majority. However, sparked by Trevor Tiller, the Eagles battled back. When Tiller scored on an old fashioned three point play at the 1:18 mark, the visitors led 73-72.
After Alice Lloyd got a defensive stop, Austin Crisp then drained a three point bomb to put his club ahead by four (76-72) with 30 seconds left; a huge comeback victory was in the clubs grasp.
Trailing by four, East brought the ball down needing a bucket. Following an offensive rebound on a missed shot, they found Jacoby Claypool. His long bomb with 18.4 remaining reduced the deficit to one (76-75).
On the ensuing play, ALC turned the ball over and gave the Red Wolves a chance to win.
With the clock winding down, Claypool drove the right baseline and fired a difficult shot in traffic with 3 seconds remaining. His attempt bounced off the goal.
Unfortunately, East forward Huston Clark retrieved the errant shot, and sank the game winner with just 1 tick remaining.
For ALC (10-13; 5-3 KIAC), Tiller led the way with 28 points. Overall, he was 6-13 from the field (2-3 from long range) and sank 14-15 free throws. Additionally, he added 3 rebounds. He was joined in double figures by Cody Stumbo with 14 and Crisp with 11. Tyler Rogers added 9 points and 4 rebounds before injuring his knee. Trevor Combs led the squad with 5 assists, while Dondre Warren led the club with 8 rebounds.
The Red Wolves (17-6; 5-1 KIAC) were led by Tyler Fangman with 19.
On the night, Alice Lloyd shot 41.5% (27-65) from the field including 28.6% (4-14) from long range, and was 75% (14-18) from the charity stripe. They also had 46 rebounds and 11 assists.
IUE shot 38.7% (29-75) from the field including 27.8% (5-18) from long range, and was just 63.6% (14-22) from the charity stripe. They also had 47 rebounds and 14 assists.
I graduated from Clay County High School in 2013. Growing up in the small community of Manchester, Kentucky, I was a little anxious about leaving my comfort zone. There will always be people who look at the negative aspects of my hometown, but I choose to look at the positive. It is a place filled with southern hospitality. Nearly everyone you pass will throw up a hand or offer you a warm smile. People open doors, say thank you, and respect their elders. I honestly feel so blessed to have been raised there.
From an early age, my parents drilled college into my head. My dad worked in the coal mining industry his entire life until an accident on the job left him disabled. His job required tough physical labor and long hours that kept him from being with his family on more than one occasion. I think he knew from the moment I was born that he would find a way to send me to college.
My mother graduated from Alice Lloyd College but she never pressured me to follow in her footsteps. She made sure I considered all of my options and chose the school that would make me happy. I knew how much she had enjoyed her time here, and I could see the many job opportunities she now had because of it, but most importantly I could see the person it had helped her to become. There was not a single doubt in my mind that I would be an Eagle one day.
I think at that point I would have paid whatever was necessary to attend ALC, but when I was told about their many scholarship opportunities I couldn’t have been more excited! The Appalachian Leaders College Scholarship meant that my tuition would be paid in full. Free tuition meant that I could get an education without worrying about putting a huge financial burden on my parents. I don’t know if I have ever been more thrilled than I was the day that I received my acceptance letter.
I am now a sophomore at ALC and I’ve learned that Pippa Passes is a lot like where I grew up. Since I have been here I have met so many wonderful people. Through work study I have not only received free tuition, but I have made so many friends and formed bonds that I know will last a lifetime. I decided to become a biology major since the medical field offers so many occupational opportunities and is always growing. I have some of the most brilliant teachers around and they genuinely care about me. With a student-teacher ratio of 17:1 it’s possible to form a real relationship with your professors and get the help that you need when you need it.
I’m studying to become a physician’s assistant. I want to be sure to make my parents proud. What’s even better is that I’ll be able to continue receiving financial help from ALC even after I graduate through the Caney Scholars Program. I would recommend my college to anyone and I couldn’t be happier with the choice I made to attend Alice Lloyd College.
The Alice Lloyd Eagles journeyed to Rio Grande, Ohio to face the home standing Red Storm in a KIAC conference match-up. The hosts won by a count of 87-77.
In the opening stanza, poor field goal shooting by the visitors (28.6%) helped Rio race out to a lofty 40-25 lead at the half.
In the second half, sparked by Cody Stumbo, the Eagles shooting improved and they began to chip away at the deficit. The Eagles trailed by just 1 (75-74) with 1:31 remaining and had a shot to take the lead. Unfortunately, they missed and were forced to foul and the hosts closed the game out from the foul line.
For ALC (9-12; 4-2 KIAC), Stumbo was nearly perfect as he led the way with 22 points. Overall, he was 8-9 from the field (4-4 from long range) and sank both free throws. Additionally, he added 6 rebounds and 2 assists. He was joined in double figures by Trevor Tiller with 15, and Mason Pack and Austin Crisp, each with 10. Crisp had a game high of 9 assists while Dakota Hall led the club with 8 rebounds.
The Red Storm (13-6; 2-2 KIAC) placed four players in double figures, led by Dwayne Bazemore with 27.
On the night, Alice Lloyd shot 40.6% (26-64) from the field including 43.5% (10-23) from long range, and was a solid 75% (15-20) from the charity stripe. They also had 33 rebounds and 13 assists.
Rio Grande shot 46.4% (32-69) from the field including just 15.8% (3-19) from long range, and was an excellent 87% (20 23) from the charity stripe. They also had 47 rebounds and 17 assists.]]>
The Alice Lloyd Lady Eagles journeyed to Rio Grande, Ohio to face the home standing Red Storm in a KIAC conference match-up. The hosts won by a count of 98-59.
From the beginning, things were against the Eagles. Bus problems on the way to the game forced the club to arrive just before tipoff, and the squad was never able to get things in gear.
In the opening stanza, poor field goal shooting by the visitors (25.9%) coupled with the Red Storm playing up to their moniker (56.8%), helped Rio race out to a commanding 50-23 lead by intermission.
In the second half, the Eagle’s shooting woes continued, and they were never able to mount a series challenge.
For ALC (6-12; 2-5 KIAC), Amber Shepherd led the way with 14 points, 3 steals, and 3 assists. Carla Booth chipped in with 10 points while Serena Nickell added 8 points and a team high 7 rebounds.
The Red Storm (13-6; 3-1 KIAC) placed six players in double figures, led by Alexis Payne with 15.
On the night, Alice Lloyd shot just 27.9% (17-61) from the field including 23.5% (4-17) from long range, and was a solid 84% (21-25) from the charity stripe. They also had 33 rebounds and 10 assists.
Rio Grande shot 52.9% (37-70) from the field including 41.7% (5-12) from long range, and was 65.5% (19-29) from the charity stripe. They also had 52 rebounds and 21 assists.]]>
Cody Stumbo has earned this week’s Male Athlete of the Week honors. In two conference games, Stumbo demonstrated that he is back from the severe ankle injury that hampered his first semester, by leading the club to two big wins. In a 90-48 home victory Tuesday against Crown College, he tossed in 13 points on 6-8 field goals (1-1 on threes). He also added 8 rebounds and 2 assists. In a big double-overtime win Saturday at Indiana University Southeast, the junior guard came through in the clutch by pumping in 21 points on 6-8 field goals (3-4 on threes) and a perfect 6-6 from the foul line. Furthermore, he pulled down 9 rebounds and added 1 steal. For the week, he was 12-16 from the field (75%), 6-8 on threes (75%), 6-7 from the foul line (85.7%). He also had 17 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal.]]>