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.
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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.
ALC- 55; IUS- 78
Led by guard Annie Thomas, the hosts jumped out to a 26-11 lead after one quarter of play as the Eagles came out of the gates cold.
In the second quarter, ALC tightened their defense, limiting IUS to 11 points. Backed by two Megan Jones trifectas, the Eagles had reduced the score to 37-25 by intermission.
Any hopes of a comeback were crushed by the Grenadiers in the third quarter as they dominated the ten minute period 23-9. They led by a comfortable 60-36 cushion entering the final stanza and held on for the win.
For Alice Lloyd (8-13; 3-8 KIAC), sophomore Taylor Arthur was the only player to reach double figures as she led the way with 10 points. Senior Jones and Whitney Evans each added 8. Arthur led with 6 rebounds while the freshman Evans handed off 2 assists.
Thomas led IUS (10-9; 7-3 KIAC) with a game high 22 points.
ALC- 63; IUK- 54
Sophomore guard Bailey O’ Bryan came off the bench and tossed in a season high 15 points to lead the Alice Lloyd Eagles to a huge come-from-behind victory over the home standing Cougars.
In the first quarter, the game looked to become a repeat of the 84-58 beat down the Cougars had administered to the host Eagles on January 9th.
Incredibly, the visitors did not hit a field goal in the first quarter until sophomore Sara Robinson connected with .51 seconds on the clock. Alice Lloyd trailed 12-4 after one quarter and hit just 1-14 from the floor.
In desperate need of a spark, ALC Coach John Mills saw his bench give a major boost. Led by 8 points from his reserves, the visitors opened the second quarter on a 10-2 run to tie the score at 14 on a long range bomb from India Hairston James at 7:30. From that point, the two clubs battled evenly. When Eagle senior guard Megan Jones trained a three at the 0.24 mark, the score stood 24-24 at intermission.
In the crucial third quarter, IUK opened strong by outscoring their guests 16-7 over the first 7 minutes and led 40-31 with 2:54 showing. Rather than concede the game, the Lady Eagles showed their grit once more. O’Bryan scored 5 quick points and the girls from Pippa Passes closed on an 11-2 run. They tied the score at 42 on a bucket by the freshman James with 2 seconds remaining.
After coming back twice in the game from solid deficits, Alice Lloyd was determined to turn the tables on IU Kokomo. They clamped down on defense and outscored the frustrated Cougars 15-4 over the first 7 minutes to take a commanding 57-46 lead. They sealed the deal by sinking 10-14 from the charity stripe when Kokomo was forced to foul.
For the victors (9-13; 4-8 KIAC), O’Bryan led a balanced attack with 15 points. Junior Amber Shepherd joined James with 13 apiece. Sophomore Taylor Arthur chipped in with 10 points and joined Shepherd as they each snared 11 rebounds. O’Bryan led in assists with 3.]]>
In the opening half, Alice Lloyd senior guard Trevor Combs and sophomore guard Austin Crisp would combine for 10 early points to lift the home team to a quick 13-8 advantage.
ALC would lead the entire half and by as much as 10 points at 34-24 with 7:01 on the clock following a Cody Stumbo bomb. However, BU rode the play of big man Austin Morris to keep within striking distance. At the half, the Eagles were leading 44-40.
In the second half, Morris would lead his team on a 10-2 run to open the half and give the Bearcats a 50-46 lead, their largest of the game. The hosts then responded with a 16-6 run over the next 8 minutes to lead 62-56 with 11:01 remaining.
Brescia would then chip away at the lead until they regained it at the 6:45 mark following a Jermain Langley hoop (69-68).
Over the next six minutes, the clubs were locked in a fierce duel. ALC would score only to watch BU tie things once more. The crowd received a major scare with 1:47 remaining and the score tied at 76 apiece. Alice Lloyd’s leading scorer Tyler Rogers hit his head on the floor going for a rebound and remained down for several minutes. Fortunately, he was able to leave the floor on his own power, but was lost for the rest of the game.
Brescia held the ball with a 76-76 score and got a three point attempt from guard Kyle Nixon to take the lead with 13 ticks remaining. The shot missed which gave ALC a chance to go for the win. The hosts ran the ball down to 4 seconds before Crisp made a drive, but his shot bounced off with 2 seconds remaining. Teammate Mason Pack got a tip at the buzzer, but his shot rolled off, forcing overtime.
In overtime, Pack looked to make amends for his previous shot as he drilled a deep three to put the hosts ahead to stay. The Eagles would then outscore the Bearcats 21-15 as they controlled the extra five minutes to put away the scrappy visitors.
For Alice Lloyd (11-8; 7-2 KIAC), the seniors paved the way as Rogers had 20 points, 5 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3 assists, and 2 steals before leaving the game. He was followed by Combs and Stumbo with 16 apiece. Pack provided a huge boost off the bench with 14 points while Crisp chipped in with 12. Shane Hall also hit double figures with 10 while Dondre Warren and Ryan House added to the cause with 5 and 4 points respectively. Stumbo and Hall led the club with 7 rebounds apiece while Crisp led with 5 assists.]]>
Brescia traveled to Pippa Passes on Wednesday looking to earn the season sweep as they had won earlier this season by 38 points over ALC. What they got, however, was a spirted effort from a club determined to even the score.
In the opening quarter, the game was nip and tuck. ALC took a 21-19 lead after an old fashioned three point play by freshman Whitney Evans with 3:03 remaining. However, Brescia guard Jaylen Houston scored 7 consecutive points to lead a run by her club and the Bearcats led 31-25 after one quarter of play.
In the second quarter, the hosts picked up the intensity on defense as they slowed down the high scoring Brescia club. On the offensive end, Lady Eagle sophomore Sara Robinson and freshmen India Hairston-James and Andrea Rankin provided a huge spark as the three ladies accounted for all of the team’s points, outscoring the Bearcats 20-11 to give their squad a 45-42 lead at intermission.
Early in the third quarter, back to back three point bombs from ALC guards Tailor Morgan and Amber Shepherd would propel the home squad to their largest lead of the night at 51-42. Unfortunately, behind the play of the conference’s leading scorer, Julie Whitfill, the visitors would fight back and trim the score to 62-61 at quarter end.
In the final stanza, both teams played with desire as neither wanted to lose the game. The clubs traded goals until a Whitfill bomb gave BU a five point lead at 71-66. With 3:33 remaining, Alice Lloyd still trailed 73-68 and appeared ripe to drop another heart-breaking decision.
However, much to the delight of the home fans, the Lady Eagles fought back. First, sophomore Taylor Arthur was fouled at 2:16 and sank 1-2 free throws. After grabbing the rebound on the second miss, leading scorer Shepherd drained a jumper and the score was 73-71.
On the next possession, the Lady Eagles forced a turn-over. Then with 1:13 showing, Hairston-James calmly drained a 22 foot bomb from the right wing to put the hosts ahead 74-73 as the crowd went wild.
Hairston-James then gave the fans more to cheer about as she stole the ball and fed Shepherd who was fouled with .29 showing. The 77% free throw shooter swished both tosses and the score stood 76-73.
The Lady Bearcats found Whitfill for the potential game-tying three point attempt, but the typically clutch performer missed. On the scramble, the ball ended up in the hands of Alice Lloyd’s Morgan who was quickly fouled and drained both tosses; this ended a 10-0 run from the home team and left them up 78-73 with 12 ticks showing.
Brescia was not ready to concede, however. First, Whitfill would hit a drive to reduce the deficit to three (78-75). Next, things got concerning when BU guard Catherine Dunn stole the inbounds pass with 5 seconds left. Rather than shoot the game tying three, Dunn drove and sank a 10 foot runner in the paint to set the score 78-77. With just 1 second remaining, ALC only had to toss the ball inbounds successfully to run out the clock, which they did.
For Alice Lloyd (8-12; 3-7 KIAC), Hairston-James led the way with 17 points. She was followed by Shepherd with 16. Morgan played a solid game and contributed 12 points, while Robinson chipped in with 10 points and a game high 9 rebounds. Arthur would add 9 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 blocks while Rankin provided a big lift with 7 points and 5 boards. Evans added 3 points while Megan Jones and Bailey O’Brian each netted a bucket for 2 points. Jones led both clubs with 5 assists.
Brescia (13-12; 8-4 KIAC) was led by Whitfill with a game high 27 points.]]>
Trevor Combs, from Hazard, KY, and Cody Stumbo, from Bowling Green, KY, stepped up impressively and provided the spark that led the Eagles to a big conference victory.
In an 80-72 road victory over conference rival Asbury University, the senior scored a career high 23 points. He connected on 5-6 from the field (all were three point attempts) and a perfect 8-8 from the charity line. He added 2 rebounds and 3 assists.
Fellow senior Cody Stumbo was also lights out as he finished with 17 points on 5-6 field goals (3-4 from beyond the arc) and a perfect 4-4 from the foul line. For good measure, he added 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
Offensively for the night, the backcourt finished 10-12 from the field, 8-10 from 3 point range, and 12-12 from the foul line.]]>