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by Anthony Sizemore, Student Sportswriter

The Alice Lloyd Eagles were back on their home court on Thursday night against conference foe Asbury. The home team put up a great fight, but came up short in the end by the final score of 62-60.

The loss adds to the disappointment that the Eagles have been going through over the past two weeks. In most games, they have battled right down to the wire only to fall in the final seconds.

In this one, the home team came out of the gates slow. The Eagles were down 14-7 midway through the first half. The home team would fight their way back to tie the game late in the first half before trailing by a halftime score of 28-25.

ALC (9-17, 2-11 KIAC) had a sluggish start to the second half. Asbury (16-10, 7-4 KIAC) would go on an 8-2 run to make it 36-27. The home team would fight back to within three, but Asbury extended their lead back up to nine with eight minutes to go, 50-41.

With five minutes remaining in the game, Alice Lloyd began another run and would tie the game at 56 apiece with 2:58 on the clock. After 4 points by the visitors, ALC guard Isaac Wilson made a basket to reduce the lead to two with 2.2 seconds to go. On the inbounds play, Asbury committed a turnover and the home team had one last chance. Terry Muse went up for a shot in heavy traffic, but was stripped of the ball.

The Eagles huddle in the tense final moments.

Alice Lloyd’s Stuart Stamper continued his recent success as he scored 15 points. Muse recorded a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds.

CJ Penney led Asbury with 18 points.

The Eagles now head back out on the road, traveling to face Cincinnati Christian University on Saturday, February 9th, at 2 PM.