by Gary Stepp
The Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles kept the game close for ten minutes, but eventually fell to Asbury University 92-64. The game was played at the Grady Nutt Athletic Center on Saturday.
In the first half, the contest was tight early, but led by guard Catie Fletcher, the visitors used the three point line to pull away over the final ten minutes; they led 43-27 at the break.
In the second half, Asbury erased any hopes of a comeback by the home squad as they began to increase their lead. The host Eagles battled hard, but could not overcome the deficit.
For ALC (6-17; 2-9 KIAC), Carla Booth led the club with 17 points. Megan Jones was the only other player to reach double figure scoring as she added 10. Jones also led the team in rebounds with 9, while Tailor Morgan led in assists with 3.
For Asbury (20-6; 7-4 KIAC), Fletcher led the way with 19 points.
On the night, Alice Lloyd shot just 28% from the floor (19-67), and connected on 33.3% from long range (4-12). On the other hand, AU shot 40.3 % from the floor, but drained 12-33 bombs (36.4%). They also hit more free-throws (26-41) compared to the hosts (22-31). Asbury also won the battle of the boards, 58-35.
The Eagles return to action on Tuesday as they travel to Cincinnati, Ohio for a rematch with Cincinnati Christian University. Tipoff is scheduled for 5pm.