by Anthony Sizemore, Student Sports Reporter
The Alice Lloyd Eagles hosted the Milligan College on Friday, November 21st. The Eagles were on the road the next day on November 22nd to take on Crown College. Here is a recap of the two games.
ALC went toe-to-toe with an out of conference opponent in Milligan. ALC was looking for revenge against the Buffaloes. Alice Lloyd got off to a good start, however, Milligan fought their way back and took a 32-31 lead in the waning moments of the first half. ALC reeled off a 10-1 run to end the half as the home team took a 41-33 lead into the locker room.
In the second stanza, ALC seemed to be in control. The Eagles manned a double-digit lead on the Buffaloes. Unfortunately, the hosts could not hang on to their advantage. With time winding down in the last seconds, Milligan’s Kurt Brooks gave the Buffaloes their first lead in the second half. MC would stay ahead for good. Alice Lloyd’s last opportunity to extend the game would come up short.
Milligan would shoot at a 44 percent clip (24 for 54) from the field while attempting 21 three-point baskets and making 7 of them (33 percent). The Buffaloes went 19 for 23 (82 percent) from the foul line. ALC went 22 for 56 (39 percent) in field goals. The Eagles would go 2 for 13 (15 percent) from distance and 24 for 29 (82 percent) from the charity stripe. ALC won the battle of the boards, 37-26.
ALC (2-4) had three players in double figures. Austin Crisp produced 20 points while Tyler Rogers had 19 points and 9 rebounds. Cody Malicoat chipped in with 10 points.
Brooks and Mickey Woods led Milligan (8-0, 3-0 AAC) with 16 points each.
Things would go much better for ALC the next day. Alice Lloyd jumped to an early lead and would never look back. The rout was on as the Eagles showed their superiority over Crown. The road team would lead at halftime, 48-24.
Alice Lloyd would enjoy similar success in the second half. The Eagles would outscore the hosts, 52-34. It was a much needed victory for the Eagles coming off of a difficult loss at home.
ALC (3-4) shot 48 percent from the field, including 32 percent from downtown and 73 percent in the free throw department.
Dondre Warren had 19 points Trevor Tiller would contribute with 16 points. Other double-digit scorers include Tyler Rogers (13 points), Austin Crisp (11 points), Devon Mills (10 points) and Mason Pack (10 points).