by Anthony Sizemore, Student Sports Reporter
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.