The Alice Lloyd Eagles traveled to Daytona Beach, Florida to play the tenth ranked Embry-Riddle Eagles on Friday, and then played the Webber Warriors in Babson Park on Saturday. Below are recaps of each contest.
The undefeated hosts opened the first half with guns-a-blazing as they produced a 61 percent shooting clip from the field. Remarkably, they were even more productive from long range, as they connected on 10-of-14 triples in the opening half (71%) to take a 55-35 lead into the break. The visiting Eagles were never able to make a serious threat in the closing stanza.
For the visitors (4-8), Tyler Rogers would toss in a team-high 16 points. He was followed by guards Trevor Tiller and Austin Crisp with 13 and 11 respectively. Crisp also added 6 assists
The victors (10-0) were led by Reed Ridder with 23.
The contest was close throughout the first half but the host Warriors pulled ahead 28-20 at intermission. In the last half, Webber raced out to a 16 point lead. However, fueled by Cody Stumbo, the visitors roared back to get within three (65-62) with: 55 ticks remaining. Unfortunately, WC held on in the tight affair to earn the victory.
For ALC (4-9), Tyler Rogers and Austin Crisp each scored 12. Stumbo contributed 11, all in the last half.
For the victors (3-8), Dewaine Lyles tossed in 18 points.
The Eagles return to action on January 3rd as they usher in the New Year with an important conference matchup with the Carlow Celtics. Tipoff is scheduled for 3pm.]]>
The Alice Lloyd Lady Eagles traveled to Barbourville, KY to participate in the challenging two-day Union Bulldog Classic over the weekend. Below are recaps of each contest.
The hosts Bulldogs jumped to a nine point halftime lead and withstood an Eagle comeback attempt to hold on for the win.
In the opening half, UC raced out to a 43-34 lead behind steady shooting. In the second half, the Eagles found their rhythm and began to eat into the lead. They reduced the deficit to 53-50 on a three-pointer by Amber Shepherd with 14:51 left in the game. The next few minutes saw Alice Lloyd and Union exchange baskets before the hosts pulled ahead once more. Refusing to fold, ALC made one last run as they would get within 65-62 on two Carla Booth free throws. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs would connect on some free throws to ice the contest.
For the visitors (4-7), Booth would toss in a game-high 24 points, 20 of those in second stanza. Serena Nickell added 16 points while hauling down 6 rebounds.
The victors (6-3) were led by Lydia Nash with 23.
The Eagles outscored the Bulldogs 35-22 in bench points, but UC controlled the paint 24-16., and the glass 48-39. Alice Lloyd shot 39.7 percent (23-58) from the field while Union shot 37.7 percent (26-69) from the floor.
ALC-42; Indiana Weslyan-89
The fifth ranked Indiana Wesleyan Wildcats demonstrated they were worthy of their lofty ranking as they dismantled the Eagles.
Indiana came out of the gates on fire at both ends of the court, and they roared to a commanding 43-20 advantage. In the second half, the Eagles were unable to mount a comeback as the Wildcats shooting only improved.
For ALC (4-8), Carla Booth and Bailey O’Brian tied with 9 points apiece as no Eagle recorded double figure scoring.
Teneil Krebs connected on a perfect 7-7 from long range to lead the Wildcats (10-2) with 21 points.
Wesleyan shot a blazing 58.9-percent (33 of 56) in the game and 57.9-percent (11 of 19) from 3-point range. IWU hit 17 of 27 shots in the second half for an impressive 63.0-percent rate.
On the contrary, ALC shot a chilly 32% (17-53) and connected on just 14% (2-14) from beyond the arc.
The Eagles return to action on January 3rd as they usher in the New Year with an important conference matchup with the Carlow Celtics. Tipoff is scheduled for 1pm.]]>
On Sunday December 7th, the Alice Lloyd Eagles played for the second consecutive day as they hosted the Union College Bulldogs. The Eagles were overwhelmed by Union right from the opening tip in this game as the home team could not get anything going, falling by the final score of 77-56.
ALC was looking for revenge (as Union won the first match-up between these two programs back on November 17th ), but were playing shorthanded as second leading scorer Cody Malicoat was out with an ankle injury. ALC fell behind immediately as Union opened the game with a three. The Bulldogs would build a 14-5 lead with about fourteen minutes to go in the opening stanza. The Eagles would cut into Union’s cushion, making it 20-15 with around ten minutes left. This would be as close as the home team would get though UC produced a 14-3 run to go up sixteen (34-18) with six and half minutes to go. The Eagles would find themselves down twenty at intermission, 45-25.
Union would open the second half on an 11-4 spurt to make it 56-29 with fifteen minutes left. Alice Lloyd was able to trim the Bulldogs lead to sixteen in the last five minutes of the contest, but was unable to get any closer as Union’s length and athleticism proved a tough obstacle to handle. Further adding to the host’s difficulty, leading score Tyler Rogers would have to leave the game in the second half due to injury.
Union made 49 percent (30 for 61) of their field goals including 50 percent (5 for 10) from downtown. The Bulldogs downed 70 percent (12 for 17) of their free throws. The Eagles would go 20 for 57 (35%) from the field while connecting on just 3-17 three-pointers (17%). The home team went 13 for 21 (67 %) from the charity stripe. Union (9-3, 4-1 AAC) corralled 42 boards to ALC’s (4-7, 1-0 KIAC) 35 while ALC committed 20 turnovers to Union’s 16.
For the Eagles (4-7), despite the early exit, Rogers recorded 22 points and 5 rebounds. Austin Brewer pitched in with a 9-point, 5-rebound performance. Trevor Tiller tallied 8 points and 5 assists.
Fitzgerald White led the way for Union (9-3) with 14 points.]]>
The Alice Lloyd Eagles hosted the IU Southeast Grenadiers on Saturday, December 6th. The Eagles came out and played inspired basketball as they would win this matchup, 63-53.
Coming into this game, Alice Lloyd was hoping to avoid a three-game losing streak. In the first few minutes, IU Southeast held a narrow 7-6 advantage. However, ALC would take the lead, going up 12-9 with thirteen minutes left in the opening half. Even though the Eagles were ahead, the Grenadiers kept it close throughout the half. Alice Lloyd held a 23-21 margin with four minutes left. The Eagles would go into halftime up three, 30-27.
If the Eagles were going to pull the victory out of the fire, they would have to do it without Cody Malicoat. The junior forward left the game in the first half with an ankle injury and would not return. IU Southeast would regain control in the second half. The Grenadiers pushed their lead to 6 (38-32) after about four minutes of play. Alice Lloyd would continue to stay behind, as the Eagles were down 48-42 with ten minutes remaining. The second half would be similar to the first due to the fact that the team leading could not pull away. ALC would show poise and resiliency as they clawed their way back to take a 52-51 edge with 5:14 to go. IUS took their last lead at 53-52 just moments later. ALC would have the upper-hand again as the hosts took a 54-53 lead. The home team would never trail again. The Eagles would go on a 9-0 run down the stretch to put the game away.
IU Southeast would shoot 37 percent (17 for 46) from the field while connecting on only 15 percent (3 for 19) of their triples. The Grenadiers were 16 for 23 (69 percent) from the free throw line. ALC shot a 47 percent clip (24 for 51) including 23 percent (3 for 13) from three-point land. The Eagles made free throws at a 60 percent (12 for 20) rate. ALC won the rebounding battle, 35-28. IU Southeast committed 16 turnovers while ALC had 13.
Tyler Rogers was at the forefront of the Eagles (4-6, 1-0 KIAC) attack. The junior forward produced 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 blocks. Mason Pack pitched in with 11 points and 4 rebounds while Dondre Warren generated 11 points and corralled 8 boards.
IU Southeast’s (3-5, 0-1 KIAC) Jake Simpson scored a game high 21 points.]]>
The Alice Lloyd Lady Eagles returned to the court on Saturday, December 6th against the Lady Grenadiers of Indiana University Southeast. Alice Lloyd stayed with their KIAC rival for a while but faded down the stretch, losing by the final score of 89-78.
IU Southeast controlled the game early as the visitors took a 14-4 lead within the first five minutes. However, the hosts would respond. IUS would see their lead dwindle to two (27-25) with five minutes to go in the first half. Ultimately, the Lady Grenadiers would take a 38-35 cushion into the locker room.
Alice Lloyd would take its first lead early in the second stanza. The Lady Eagles would go up 41-40 with seventeen minutes left. Unfortunately, the Lady Grenadiers would reply. Not only would IU Southeast regain the edge but would also go on an 11-2 spurt to take a 51-43 lead with fourteen minutes to go. IUS would increase their margin to twelve (62-50) with approximately ten minutes remaining. IU Southeast’s lead would balloon to as much as twenty-one. ALC would make a run in the final minutes to close the gap, but the deficit built proved to be insurmountable for the Lady Eagles.
IU Southeast made 32 baskets on 62 attempts (51 percent) including 6 trifectas on 17 tries (37 percent). The Lady Grenadiers went 19 for 26 (73 percent) from the charity stripe. The Lady Eagles wound up making 29 shots on 68 tries (42 percent) while going 12 for 16 (75 percent) from the free throw line. ALC converted on 44 percent (8 for 18) of their three point field goals. IU Southeast had 37 rebounds to ALC’s 30 while both teams turned the basketball over 13 times.
For Alice Lloyd (4-6, 0-1 KIAC), Carla Booth had 29 points to go along with 4 assists and 4 steals. Megan Jones contributed with 10 points and 4 rebounds.
Heather Wheat paced IU Southeast (7-3, 1-0 KIAC) with 31 points.]]>
Carla Booth is this month’s Female Athlete of the Month. The senior out of Warfield, Kentucky continues to be the key for the Lady Eagles.
The guard had 32 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals against Pikeville on Tuesday, November 25th.
Booth contributed with 21 points including 7 for 8 from the charity stripe while tallying 3 assists and 3 steals in the agonizing defeat at Kentucky Christian on Tuesday, December 2nd.
So far this season, Booth is averaging 23.5 points per game, 2.5 assists per game and 3.1 steals per game. The senior is averaging 29.7 points per game, 3.2 assists per game and 3.2 steals per game in her last four contests. Booth has had a 36-point effort versus West Virginia Tech. She also recorded 30 points, 9 rebounds and 6 steals in a matchup against Kentucky Christian.]]>
This month’s Male Athlete of the Month honors goes to Austin Crisp. The freshman out of Flemingsburg, Kentucky has not disappointed since being named the starting point guard. Crisp had some strong performances so far this season.
The point guard had 10 points, including 4 free throws made out of 5 tries and 4 assists in the contest against Shawnee State on Sunday, November 30th.
On Tuesday, December 2nd, Crisp scored 11 points while going 5 for 8 from the field against Kentucky Christian. He also recorded 1 steal.
Crisp is averaging 9.8 points per game, 3.75 assists per game and 1.75 steals per game. In his last four games, however, Crisp is averaging 12.75 points per game including a 20-point display versus Milligan College. The first year player also had 10 assists against Crown College.]]>
The ALC Men’s Basketball squad journeyed to Grayson, Kentucky on Tuesday, December 2nd. The Eagles gave it their all but victory would prove to be elusive for ALC on this night as Kentucky Christian came away as the victors, 89-81.
The Eagles were looking for redemption after the agonizing defeat to the hands of Shawnee State two nights before. In the early going, the teams could not get away from each other as it would stay neck and neck. Ultimately, Kentucky Christian would go into intermission with the upper-hand on Alice Lloyd, 41-35.
The second half proved to be much like the first half. The Knights would prove to be a little too much for Alice Lloyd though, as they would outscore the Eagles in the second half, 48-46. One of the biggest reasons, if not the biggest reason, as to why the Eagles were unable to come out on top was KCU’s Caleb Ford. Ford had 45 points as the sophomore forward went 16 for 23 from the field including 7 for 12 from long distance.
ALC made 52 percent of their baskets (28 for 53) including 4 for 12 (33 percent) from downtown. The Eagles converted on 21 of 28 (75 percent) free throws. KCU (2-6) shot 49 percent (33 for 67) while going 11 for 25 from three and capitalized on 12 free throws out of 15 tries (80 percent). KCU corralled 33 boards to ALC’s 24.
For Alice Lloyd (3-6), Tyler Rogers had 19 points to go along with 5 rebounds while Trevor Tiller tallied 16 points and 5 assists. Cody Malicoat (14 points) and Austin Crisp (11 points) were the other double-figure scorers for ALC.]]>
The Alice Lloyd Lady Eagles were back in action on Tuesday night, December 2nd against the Kentucky Christian Lady Knights. The Lady Eagles wound up losing this contest in a controversial ending, 82-81.
ALC had high hopes of getting back on track after a loss to rival Pikeville. The visitors got off to a much-needed good start, taking the lead in the early going. ALC was able to stabilize this advantage for the remainder the half and would take a six-point edge into the break (44-38).
ALC continued to hold their cushion for much of the second half. However, things would get much more interesting later in the match. Kentucky Christian was able to take the lead away from ALC. Alice Lloyd was close to coming away with the win but the calls would not go their way in the last few minutes. It is a game that the Lady Eagles won’t forget for a while as KCU outscored Alice Lloyd, 44-37.
ALC (4-5) made 41 percent (28 for 68) of their shots. The Lady Eagles knocked down 4 three’s in 10 attempts (40 percent) and converted on 91 percent of their foul shots (21 for 23). KCU went 31 for 60 (50 percent) including 50 percent from downtown (6 for 12). The home team had 26 attempts from the charity stripe, connecting on 15 of them (57 percent). KCU narrowly outrebounded ALC, 39-36.
For Alice Lloyd, Carla Booth had 21 points and 3 steals followed by Morgan Chesnut with 12 points and 4 rebounds. Sara Robinson (11 points) and Megan Jones (10 points) also reached double-digits.
Alivia Bierly had 15 points for KCU (5-6).]]>