Pittsburgh, PA- The Alice Lloyd Lady Eagles traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania over the weekend for a two game conference road trip against Point Park University and Carlow University. The Lady Eagles fell twice in the weekend series. Following are recaps of each match-up.
ALC- 50 – PPU-77
In the opening half, Point Park hoped to prove why they are considered among the league’s elite clubs, but the pesky Eagles refused to make things easy.
In the opening stanza, PPU’S largest lead was 3. Four Eagles scored, but Point Park hit a jumper with 16 seconds remaining to lead 11-9 after one quarter
In the second quarter, Alice Lloyd sophomore Taylor Arthur kept the Eagles in striking distance as she scored 7 of her 9 first half points and hauled down 7 rebounds. Still PPU led 28-22 at intermission.
In the third quarter, the Pioneers decided they had to step up their game as they came out of the locker room on fire. They went on a 19-6 run over the first 5:17 of the quarter to sprint ahead 47-28, and they didn’t stop there. When the dust settled, they had outscored the visitors 27-12 in the quarter to effectively put the contest out of reach.
For ALC (3-7; 0-2 KIAC), they were led in scoring by Arthur with 18 on 7-13 field goals. She added 7 rebounds. Sara Robinson chipped in with 10. Amber Shepherd led all players with 6 assists.
PPU (9-3; 3-1 KIAC) was led by Leah Hurst with 19 points and 9 rebounds.
Hoping to gain a split on the road trip, the Lady Eagles dropped a disappointing 63-54 decision to the home standing Celtics.
In the first quarter, CU quickly established themselves as they raced to a 15-8 lead.
In the second quarter, the Eagles battled back, outscoring their foe 17-11. When the buzzer sounded ending the first half, the Celtics lead was reduced to just 1, at 26-25.
In the third quarter, Carlow would hold on to their edge, as they rode a 21-16 advantage to slowly creep out to a 47-41 lead.
In the final quarter, the Eagles battled hard, but went scoreless over the final 3:48, which sealed their fate.
For ALC ( 3-8;0-3 KIAC), India Hairston James played the best game of her young career as the freshman led the way with 14 points and a game high 13 rebounds. Sophomore Sara Robinson also played well, contributing 11 points and 5 boards. Junior Tailor Morgan led in assists with 4.
Carlow (5-5; 1-3 KIAC) was led by Theresa Fachetti who paced four double-figure scorers with 18 points.