The Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles jumped out to an early lead, but failed to sustain the momentum as they suffered an 84-70 setback at the hands of the visiting Union College Bulldogs last night.
In the first half, ALC jumped ahead quickly and led 9-2 after just three minutes of play. Unfortunately, point guard Carla Booth picked up her second foul on the next play. With Booth relegated to the bench for the duration of the half, the momentum quickly shifted in the Bulldogs direction. Union went on a 16-7 run over the next 7:00 to take the lead at 18-16, and the Lady Eagles could never regain control of the game. By intermission, the deficit had grown to seven (40-33).
In the second half, Union rode the duo of Lindsey Waters and Amber Taylor to increase their lead to double digits. The hosts battled hard, but were never able to hit the big shot they needed to turn things in their favor. Anytime ALC threatened to make a run, Union came up with a clutch bucket that thwarted any hope of a Lady Eagles comeback.
For Alice Lloyd (2-3) they were led by junior Ariel Nickell with 17 points and 14 rebounds; both were game highs. The only other player to hit double figures was sophomore guard JJ Hickson who tallied 10. Each lady also added 3 assists.
Junior Courtney Crowder, along with sophomores Lacinda Hack and Chelsea Brown contributed 8 points apiece.
Union (4-0) was led by Taylor and Waters with 17 and 16 points, respectively.
The Lady Eagles will look to get back in the winner’s circle as they play in the upcoming Asbury Classic on November 16th and 17th.