by Anthony Sizemore, Student Sports Reporter
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).